When I was in 6th grade, my parents got me a stereo system with an AM/FM radio, a turntable, and two tape decks. For the next several years, I became obsessed with taping every song off the local radio station (local was about 20 miles away in Pipestone, MN). While KISD FM 98.7 has now become an oldies station (not that there’s anything wrong with that), when I was a kid, it introduced me to all kinds of music, including my favorite of all bands, They Might Be Giants. For a naive little kid living on a dairy farm outside of Lake Wilson (pop. 300-ish), it opened up a whole world of music. This is my love letter (and anal-retentive filing system) to the songs of my youth.
UPDATE: In addition to my obsession with blogging about my obsession of recording music off the radio, I’ve now also become obsessed with blogging about my obsession with converting my old 45s to mp3s. . .
UPDATE #2: And then, after many a year, my obsession of recording music off the radio would return with a vengeance.