Monday, 23 April 2018

'70s Revisited.


A conversation that I had with Louis yesterday was interesting.  I showed him a picture of a  roll of developed camera film.  'Do you know what this is?' I asked.  'Duh!  Do you think I'm stupid?'  he replied.  'It's a roll of film that you used to put in cameras.'  I said that I was only asking because I was curious and not trying to undermine him.  Then I asked.  'Have you seen some of it then?'.  'Only in a picture, not  in real life.'  It made me realise just how different his childhood world looks to my own growing up in the 1970s.

I'll try him with this one next.  It's very like my first ever 'music system'.  I used to sit really close to my radio and record the tunes that I liked from the Top 40 on crackly bargain cassettes.  

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  1. Ooh, I did that too! It always used to annoy me that the DJs talked over the beginning/end of the record.

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    1. I think that was to stop you making a good recording! xx

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  2. Me too but the radio was sometimes fuzzy. Could never get it tuned in properly.
    Carolx

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    1. Radio Luxembourg for me had terrible interference after 7pm each night. xx

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  3. I did that. And I used to write down the top 20 in my best handwriting and everyone at school wanted to see it the next day! Alan Freeman and Pick of the Pops! (I think that's what it was called - he used to call us 'pop-pickers')
    J x

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    1. Now that was dedication! I was definitely a pop picker! xx

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  4. Me too and I used to try and cut out the talking part!

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  5. I still have my old Pentax with a roll of film in it!

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    1. I need to find an old camera like that to show to Lou. xx

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  6. I used to have one of those. My nan gave it to me and I loved it.

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    1. Mine was a Christmas present from Mum and Dad. xx

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