Wednesday, April 08, 2009

It Was 30 Years Ago

A couple of weekends ago, we had the things that have been in our storage unit brought over to the house. Among the things that arrived are several boxes of my old audio cassette tapes. I have not gone through all of them by any means, but did find some old chestnuts that are reminiscent of days gone by.

So, by the magic of recorded audio, let's go back to the summer of ’79. The Susan B. Anthony dollar is introduced. Jimmy Carter directs secret aid to the anti-Soviet rebels in Afghanistan. The Shah of Iran is spending his last summer in power before the Islamic Revolution. Chrysler asks for government aid to avoid bankruptcy (some things never change). Disco was hanging on for dear life, and hip-hop was still a future phenomenon. And if you were to tune in to AM 790 in Houston, you may have heard this young, 26-year-old disc jockey on the radio. (Flash plug-in required)

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