We hadn't gotten around to hooking up the record player before now. We finally did, and put it low so the girls can use it and got some records out of storage. They hadn't heard these before. Many questions were asked. It's so wonderful, emotional, funny and poignant to hear albums with them that we have such history with. I had them chose some to photograph.
Grease, The Musical Soundtrack
Grease. Oh, it's called that because it's what the boys put in their hair to make it look that way, you know, wet. I know she looks way way different in that photo. Well, she changed her look to make the boy like her more. You know, more make-up, high heels. Yes, I guess it did work. You know, it doesn't really have the best message, now that I am saying it out loud, but this song is great, huh? No, her pink hair was a mistake. I know, that was a swear word in that song!
The Go-Gos, Beauty and the Beat
Yes, I agree, this album is sooooo good. It's a beauty mask, it washes off. They were having a spa day, or something. Yes, only girls were in the band. Yes, you can play it again. I don't think we can ever meet them, no. But that would have been cool, huh?
Tom Tom Club
No, a kid didn't draw the cover, but it's so cool! I know it looks like it. Well, I really don't think a kid did, but you can decide a kid drew it, if you like. No, kids aren't singing on this, but it sure sounds like it. Actually, it really sounds like kids wrote these songs, Amazing! I can't stop dancing! Oh, it's called The Robot.
Vivaldi, The Four Seasons
Yes, so pretty. Growing up, my parents used to play this on Sundays while my Dad made a yummy brunch. It's so nice hearing this again. This one is called Spring.
Peter Paul and Mary, Album 1700
I sang "I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog" all the time when I was little. Oh, they are trying to look like the characters from the movie Bonnie and Clyde, which came out around that time. It was about some glamorous very misguided bank robbers. It didn't end well for them. Yeah, you have heard a lot of them before, just not this album. This one was mine when I was a girl. Yes, this exact copy.
The Genius of Ray Charles
This was one of my Dad's favorite albums. Your grandpa. No, honey, he didn't know you either—he died when I was pregnant with Sadie, so you never got a chance. Yes, I wish you could have met him, too.