Sunday, January 25, 2009

Back from Houston/ Here's some of those tapes

Jamie, Lucy and I went to Houston over the weekend to visit with my grandfather. He was feeling better this weekend than he has in a while, so it turned out to be a good time to visit. I was pleased to see how nice his assisted living facility had so many amenities.

It's an odd sort of communal living, and while I understand 100% why they have it for older folks, man... you'd think a bunch of apartments with a sort of cafeteria for non-older folks might sell, too. If anyone wants in on my idea for a unique development project, send me a note.



Here's Jamie and Lucy sitting on the bed in my old room. A rare occurrence for Lucy to actually look at the camera.

I forgot to take a picture or two of my grandfather, which is actually why I stuck the camera in my pocket. But since we were on the topic...


Here's a small portion of my tape collection left at my parents' house from yesteryear. A lot of my tapes went to college with me, and so a lot of the cases were actually empty. I had a few other tape containers as well, but I have not a clue what became of those cases/ tapes/ etc...


I actually found some of those tapes that I was talking about in my last post.


As well as many that I was slightly less excited about.


And some I probably should have mentioned but did not.

8 comments:

Nathan said...

Oh My God, you bought Give My Regards to Broad Street!

The League said...

Some of these are Jason's tapes and some are my parents.

We actually went as a family to see "Give my Regards to Broadstreet" at the Village theater in Austin during its initial release. I don't really remember much about it other than the bear cartoon which preceeded it and that it was the first time I hear Eleanor Rigby.

But the cassette was probably Jason's via my parents.

Anonymous said...

Don't knock "Give My Regards to Broad Street." There's a nice medley of "Yester/Here, There & Everywhere/Wanderlust" on that soundtrack. Never saw the movie. Nice on the Urban Dance Squad. Deeper Shade of Soul! Yeah, eah-eah-eah! - JMD

The League said...

I don't think either of us was knocking the album or movie. I just haven't seen it since 1984 or listened to the album since 86-ish. And Nathan is a pretty big Beatles nut, so I think that was more a "you have this semi-esoteric album in there with Whitesnake! Holy cow!" exclamation.

Anonymous said...

Strange that you have Digital Underground's EP.

The League said...

I don't think I do. I'm not sure what you're looking at. I have Urban Dance Squad's album, but that's a whole other ball of wax.

I did kind of like Digital Underground, though. At least what little I saw on MTV. Like any other kid, I was slightly into party hip-hop, and who could turn away from the vocal stylings of Humpty? So, sure, maybe there's some Digital Underground in there.

Also, don't post anonymously.

Calvin's Canadian Cave of Cool said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I actually have that Harmonica for the Musically Hopeless Cassette!...and remember...Quiet Riot.."that mental health will drive you mad."

The League said...

The harmonica thing was a Christmas present. I think I gave up after the second lesson.

Quiet Riot came from a garage sale. Aside from the hit single, I don't think I cared too much for the rest of the album.

Still a great cover, though.