I remember when...

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  1. Silent Sound

    Silent Sound Member

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    The internet first became public and we had a demonstration of it at school in the library on the only computer with a modem. They dialed up, logged in, and showed us what websites were and how to access them.

    "For instance, if you want to find out more about our government, you can go to www dot Whitehouse dot com. Wait. That's not right. Close! Close! Close! That's enough for today."

    For those of you who don't know, Whitehouse.com was a porn site. Whitehouse.gov was the one she wanted.

    You couldn't have devised a more sublime metaphor for the internet if you tried.
     
  2. Kid Casseroli

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    ...when calculators used to be called "slide rules".
     
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  3. Goldfinger62

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    ...a brand new Les Paul Custom was $520.00 out the door.
    ...heavy music wasn't referred to as heavy metal.
    ...a McDonald's burger fit the bun.
    ...Disney served frozen bananas.
    ...I had a full head of hair.
    ...an ounce of pot was $20.00
    ...families ate together.
    ...I had a crush on Agnetha Fältskog.

    Geez! I could go on all day.
     
  4. Mark Robinson

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    similar, I remember my dad and his best friend discussing the friends oldest son. He'd become a pilot and immediately gone out and bought a car, They were riffing on the extravagance, he'd spent the unseemly sum of 4 thousand dollars for a Datsun 240 Z.
    That was a down payment on a house in those days.
     
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  5. Aslan

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    I remember when my bass player and I went down to the local music store and traded our 62 Blonde Fender Showman Heads and cabinets(with JBL's) for brand new Kustom Tuck and Roll 200 heads with each of us getting two columns (3 speakers each) with Altec Lansing speakers all in black naugahyde.

    At the time we thought we had the ultimate rigs, with two columns on either side of our drummer (who was on a riser) the stage apperance was impressive, we also had a Kustom PA in Black so we definately had the "look".

    I ran my Gibson SG into a wah pedal and a early big Muff pedal and we played a lot of gigs all over Kansas and Missouri.
     
  6. desire machine

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    My Grandma used to tell a story about how she and her newly wed husband (shortly after WWII) went to get icecream at a stand and there people there advertising how the farmland near the stand was going to be developed into housing. And they use the money they had for buying icecream to reserve a lot. Prob wasn't more than a few dollars if that. ..and when they paid for the house for $50 more they did the front in brick. I remember seeing the deed or whatevr paper work from when they bought the house... forget how much it cost but was a crazy low number like a few thousand. It's crazy how the cost of things and standard of living changes from one gen to the next.
     
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    I remember when people talked about guitar amps on alt.guitar.amps.
     
  8. Gevalt

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    Long and McQuade stocked Allparts
     
  9. dcburn

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    Eddie Trunk is trying to get cassettes to come back. I think I still have a copy of Paul Dianno's Battle zone haha
     
  10. adolan

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    Guilty! But it was Cds and I have maybe half of them still :O please dont tell anyone there..
    They had a Reel To Reel option as well as cassette/8 track and Vinyl If I recall correctly..
     
  11. Phopper

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    Fortunately, technology exists and at the click of a button I can research and look at how the world evolved. It's very clear to anyone with a brain that the world is much better off with the advances in technology. You must be too old to understand.
     
  12. S. F. Sorrow

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    Les Paul? Chet Atkins?

    A friend had this weird 60s guitar and had to look up who Arthur Smith was. It was Arthur ‘guitar boogie’ Smith who made an early rock n roll 78rpm in 1948.

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  13. Codyh630

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    The Freekish Blues Alpha Drive hit the market...and then the whole thing blew up and everyone went out and purchased Joyo pedals. 2011 was a crazy time. haha
     
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    I have all of my cassettes from the 80's and 90's. Also have the once or twice played vinyl LP's that I recorded on those cassette tapes. Even have a cassette player that still works.

    Fixing an 8 track cartridge by pulling on one end of the tape and watching the tape that got expelled magically reel back into the cartridge. Also, when a tape wouldn't play you'd wedge a match book under it that fixed it, at least most of the time.
     
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    yah mon but you never shared your cornmeal porridge, you ate it all up yourself
     
  16. caherdon

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    I could Last more than 5 minutes .
     
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  17. Don Rusk

    Don Rusk BearFoot FX Owner

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    Or a record company...
     
  18. Hulakatt

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    I remember when you could get green russian muffs all day new and we really thought they were made from surplus russian military supplies!

    I also remember picking up any number of SF Fenders for under $500 whenever I wanted another amp. I think I bought 1 Twin Reverb and 2 Bassman heads for under $300 when my first tube amps.
     
  19. Don Rusk

    Don Rusk BearFoot FX Owner

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    Mostly just happy I still remember to put on pants before leaving the house.

    I remember my first 1974 pedal board = Morley Power Wah Fuzz > extension cord...

    Video games were wiffle ball, street hockey and lipsyncing Beatles with brooms and tennis rackets...

    But yeah pants are good...
     
  20. SG-Slinger

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    Racing was dangerous and Sex was safe.
     
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