Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stereo 8 and Hitler.

A few days ago John and I brought over a late birthday present for Pezent Shayne at Csquat..His birthday was April 20th, just like Hitler! Anyway, the gift was a butt load of 8-track tapes we bought off of ebay for him. Shayne dumpster dove this insanely, hideously tacky 8-track thingy last year..It's like a fake fireplace. with cabinets that open to reveal an 8-track player on one side and some kind of weird bar/drug den on the other side..with cupholders and mirrors. And the thing is HUGE and red velvety too..It would fit right in on one of those party buses if it was the 1970's.

Shayne received some great stuff..The Beatles White Album, the Muppet Movie Soundtrack, more Steely Dan, some K.C. and the Sunshine Band..and bestest of all-Travolta Fever! With songs like "Rainbows," "Razzamatazz," and "All Strung Out On You", how can you possibly go wrong? So we had a small 8-track dance party over there..well, now that I think about it, I was really the only person dancing and everyone else looked sort of annoyed..What can I say? I got the music in me! So here are some pics..Shayne holding up his brand new Stevie Wonder 8-track proudly, Jes looking stunned from this stupendous gift of music, and their dog Columbo trying to sleep in the 8-track fireplace. I am trying to think of a correlation between Hitler and 8-tracks but I really can't so i'll just give up..

5 comments:

  1. How could anyone not dance along to Travolta Fever?
    And I want to know the backstory on the stupendous 8-track party cabinet. Who was the previous owner?

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  2. He let me open up Hall & Oates the other night and I danced along for hours. 1977 was a great year.

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  3. Those rococo-esque metallic ornaments on the cabinet are fun: one way they look like gaudy angel's wings, then another way they look like gaudy '70's mustaches. The cabinet looks like there were once some Italian-Provincial-type moldings on the facade. You know, It almost looks as if some enterprising home carpenter decided he was going to make his own swinging, groovy entertainment center...I had an eight-track player in my 1970 Pontiac LeMans (my second car from 1974-1977). It was a station wagon with the back made up like a swinging, groovy hippie pad...those were the days when staying up all night doing cocaine was such an innocent thing--now, I am afraid to drink anything caffeinated after 6pm!

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  4. I don't drink anything caffeinated after 4:00 p.m.! However, I will take out my 70's station wagon from the drive-way of my ranch style house and cruise up and down The Strip all night searching for blow and hot chicks. Disco fever tends to keep one up all night...

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  5. i remember the 70's me driving around in my Vista Cruiser with my girlfriend Donna and my best friend Hyde it was awesome until my Dad Red called me dumbass. Oh shit was that a TV show I am so lost, what's real anymore. My name is not Forman it's Brett. Help me...

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