Monday, July 12, 2010
Dave the Punk Rock Cat's Big Adventure Page 22
Greetings and welcome to a late entry, page 22. another true life record store occurrence! That hearkens back to the days when people were making that difficult but all too necessary transition between 8-tracks, and cassette tapes. It goes without saying that there's gonna be some confusion in the great media change.
Now the logical mind sees a cassette tape as a thing in a box, a thing to be taken out for a box and put into a slot. However, the mind is not always logical, and to a former 8-track user, the concept of taking your media out of a case to be played might go a little over your head. Needless to say, this had to be explained to a lot of people in record stores back in the day, it's not that people were stupider back then, you have to realize, people are still stupid now. I can just imagine the first guy who tried jamming a CD into a tape slot, or jerry rigging their mp3 playing through their CD slot. Morons exist everywhere, in every era, and we can't keep them from acquiring new technology.
On a much sadder note, I'm sure a lot of you have probably heard the news about Harvey Pekar. Harvey was found dead in his home very early this morning. No cause of death has been announced, but Mr. Pekar was an old man, so you could just say it was his time. Godspeed Harvey, thanks for so many years of wonderful comics, and for being such a prominent voice behind so many good causes, and powerful proponent of the jazz music scene. You will be missed, but your legacy lives on.