Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Happy Birthday Prince Rogers Nelson

Prince is now 53 - and he's had hip replacement surgery. I think this puts the passage of time in perspective for those of us who still feel like really old teenagers.

This little video clip is just full of amusing details: the hair, the shoulder pads,  Madonna's "Like a Virgin" getup, and the mention of vinyl. It's a real snapshot of a time we thought was modern and cutting edge. This was the time right before the CD, before the Internet was available to all, before cell phones and digital cameras - sort of the last moment of the predigital world. We had a telex machine in our house, an IBM Selectric typewriter, a cassette deck and a record player. I would not get my first PC until the next year. Our big TV was a console unit. Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States and no one knew he had Alzheimer's Disease.  A lot of things have changed since then!

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