Tuesday, January 08, 2013

channel flipping

Scanning the mp3 mixes in my head reminds me of clicking the old push button car radio when there was less talk and more music.

Smoke gets in your eyes 
sister golden hair surprise 
Can’t you see it in my eyes

I had some dreams
they were clouds in my coffee,
clouds in my coffee
with a boulder on my shoulder 
feelin’ kinda older 
I tripped the merry-go-round

count the headlights on the highway 
lay me down in sheets of linen

I just want someone that I can talk to 
I want you just the way you are

you probably think this post is about you

Confused? Who's not? This post might help explain it but then again maybe not.


Tami said...

My first car had that same type of radio! It was only AM too.

lisleman said...

I'm not sure but I think by the time FM showed up in car radios, they had cassette players too. Compared to the touch buttons of today those buttons were hard to push. It was big thing to have rear speakers.

jnoragon said...

Wait, wait, it's called station flipping. That's how old I am.

Cheryl P. said...

My older brother had that type of car radio in one of his early cars. The radios have changed but the habit of channel flipping hasn't. Now there are more channels to flip through.

Laurie Matherne said...

I love the mix! My mama didn't permit station flipping. When we were young, she tuned into WTIX, the top 40 station out of New Orleans. She chewed gum, wore her hair teased and high, and sang along with in her big, white Buick. Those were the days, my friend!

lisleman said...

thanks for sharing that imagine. You have me thinking of the B-52's and their car as big as a whale (Love Shack song). fun memory thanks

lisleman said...

yes and they have automated the flipping with the scan button. thanks

lisleman said...

That's what I would call it. The new radios have a scan button so I guess some call it scanning. thanks

longhollow said...

Not confused at all! The radio in my head played them all with just your little blips to trigger them. I'm still a button pusher!

lisleman said...

button pusher - better than those other pushers. Thanks for pushing the button to browse over here. Good lyrical memory getting all the tunes.

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