Sunday, August 31, 2008

Illustration Friday: Memories

Upon graduating from college, I gave myself a present of a then state of the art sound system. A Pioneer turntable, a Concept tuner, Cerwin-Vega speakers, and a Pioneer cassette deck (replacing my old eight-track tape player)... all perched on a cinder block entertainment center. Sitting above the bakery in my rented room ($40 a month... whatta deal), music was a much bigger part of my life in those days.

Peace to all, and stay clear of the melancholy blues.

7 comments:

Lazy KZ said...

You dated yourself when you got to the 8 tracks. I too remember all those things, especially the cement block bookshelves.

INDIGENE said...

Oh how I remember those days! Wow...haven't we aged gracefully? :)
Great concept and rendering!

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steve said...

Nicely drawn and good to see your work again! I was a kid when 8-tracks were still big, so I can kind of relate here. I can also relate to how priorities change and music can take a back seat unfortunately.

AndyDoodler said...

Beautiful pen&ink work!! Vinyl is back in! Nice to see you back here too. Peace and only blues if they're playing on the turntable or whatever device.

Connie said...

A really great drawing (wonderful lines) and a great memory, happily shared. Hope you get that much music back into your life!

Larry Lee said...

I never had an 8 track, but my best friend had a portable cassette tape. We recorded many radio shows on it. A lot of good memories there.
Great to see you back again. I imagine your life has been as busy lately as mine has.

8^)

ValGalArt said...

good stuff :) i remember all of these items especially the cinder blocks!