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So a couple months ago I was invited to a friend’s place to hang out and when Lauren and I arrived I realized that my friend had purchased a record player.  We spent the rest of the night hanging out and enjoy a variety of libations and listening to old records.  It was really a great time.  That is when it struck me.  I flash backed to a very early portion of my childhood…it was my parents owning their own record player and listening to records while I was wee kid.  It brought back a ton of old memories and I knew instantly I had to find my parents records.

The next time I was home I inquired as to where they may have been located.  Hoping that they wouldn’t have been sold, I was planning on asking my parents for record custody.  My Father pleasantly informed me that they were indeed still in his possession and that I was granted sole custody on two conditions 1) Never lend them to anyone 2) Do not sell them.  Sign, sealed, and delivered I found myself in my parents old attic with my Father searching for the goods.  Eventually we found the stash and I was over joyed. 

I began flipping though the covers.  As I did I remembered looking at the covers as a child; specific ones jumping out at me and taking me back to some of the earliest memories of my childhood. 

 

I began seeing album covers to my Mother’s Bruce Springsteen collection…specifically the “Greetings from Asbury Park.”  One of my very first childhood memories was of my Mother and I in our living room.  I was sitting in a chair which at the time dwarfed me because I was so young.  My Mother was dusting the living room dancing and singing Springsteen…I vividly remember the smell of lemon pledge.

 

(pic link: http://bonussongs.tumblr.com/)

Electric Light Orchestra showed up to in the box of records.

 

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My Father’s well loved and worn Pink Floyd album “Dark Side of the Moon” appeared.  I remember being very interested in the whole pyramid of light and the lights refracted rainbow. 

 

(pic link: http://www.cddesign.com/covertalk/images/dark-side-of-the-moon-cd-cover-design.jpg)

Then I reached the pinnacle of record memories!  I found Supertramp’s,  “Breakfast in America” album.  I was obsessed with this cover as a kid.  I loved the lady/waitress carrying the glass of juice, the kitchen utensils and kitchenware in the shape of the New York skyline.  It was an intense moment and I LOVED it!!!

 

(pic link: http://dontforgettodance.com/page/3)

Then I came upon something that tossed me for a wild ride.  I eventually found John Cougar Melloncamp’s “Uh-huh” album covered.  When I first laid my young eyes on this album cover I experienced something I couldn’t describe.  I was strangely attracted to the cover.  I was attracted the pink angels, and airbrushed affect of the cover, and I was strangely attracted to the beautiful man on the front.  It was intense and euphoric all at the same time.  I was drawn to it and yet I found myself scared to look at it.  It seemed to be very adult in nature and that I shouldn’t really be so drawn to it.  It was with this realization that I figured out that the John Melloncamp “Uh-Huh” album covered had turned me gay 😉 LOL.  HAHAHA I am including it in the post so you can experience it too!

(pic link: http://www.mellencamp.com/index.php?module=discography&discography_item_id=5&discography_tag=studio+albums)

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