Go Ahead, Guess What is in Here. Update!

By |2019-02-09T15:48:18-08:00February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Gryphen's Corner|Tags: , , |18 Comments

Here are some hints.

I have had this for over forty years. 

I have not used what is inside for at least twenty five years. 

And the contents are a little embarrassing. 

Update: Good call Kevin.

I don’t really even know why I still have these. 

I mean I don’t even have a turntable. 

Later tonight, or tomorrow, I will list some of the titles.

Trust me, really embarrassing choices in here. 

Update 2: I almost forgot about this post. 

But I did promise to let you all in on my teenage music tastes so here it goes. 

There are a couple of obvious ones here. 

Such as:

Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas

We Will Rock You by Queen.

Send in the Clowns by Judy Collins

Do You Feel Like We Do by Peter Frampton

All By Myself by Eric Carmen

The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel

You get the idea. 

I stand by those choices.

But then there are a few that I really cannot explain.

Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft by the Carpenters

I’m Easy by Keith Carradine

I Write the Songs by Barry Manilow

After the Loving by Engelbert Humperdinck

Sadly I cannot even blame any of that on drugs since I really did not do drugs. 

I also kind of prided myself on being anti-disco, but apparently, that was another lie I told myself. 

My collection also contains the following:

Rubberband Man by the Spinners

Boogie Fever by the Sylvers

Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees

Boogie Nights by Heatwave

Brick House by the Commodores

Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry

Oh, the shame.

In my defense I was a pretty damn good dancer in my day, but still. 

So there you have it, I clearly had eclectic musical tastes, and a compelling need to boogie. 

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  1. anon February 3, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Condom Keeper?

  2. Kevin February 3, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    It is a case for holding 45 RPM records

  3. Anonymous February 3, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Well I still have my 45’s from the 70’s and I even have a turntable to listen to them.. MOTOWN greatest!!

  4. Soapydog February 4, 2019 at 3:42 am

    I inherited this old record player many years ago. It’s kinda like a suitcase, the ends are speakers and that sucker is heavy! But it still works!! I’d say it was made in the early 60’s. I still own her Beatles records, I will never get rid of these things.

  5. sawUm February 4, 2019 at 10:23 am


    Stories ‎– Brother LoUie
    Label:Kama Sutra ‎– KA 577
    Format:Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single, Sonic Pressing
    Genre:LOUD Rock
    Style:Pop Rock

  6. Saint fan 1964 February 4, 2019 at 10:34 am
  7. Anon February 4, 2019 at 11:44 am

    When I was 12 years old I won an old jukebox exactly like the one on Happy Days. I’ve been collecting 45s ever since. Sad part is that the Juke sits in my mom’s garage because it’s so damn big it practically needs a room of it’s own. One of these days….

  8. Rolex February 5, 2019 at 3:54 am

    I have ton of thise, and LP’ s. I ever have my old Fisher system, it works perfectly, but I can’t use it right now (long story).
    My daughter brought my the new turntable based on the old ones for Christmas last year, along with the Thriller LP, but I haven’t tried it yet(another long story).

  9. Rolex February 5, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Please excuse my terrible spelling; forgot to check before hitting “post”

  10. AK Lynne February 5, 2019 at 7:38 am

    I have done the same, Jesse. No turntable, but I saved all my favorites.

  11. Anonymous February 6, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Well G., we’re still waiting for your inventory to be published.

    I’ll start the festivities by admitting that my 45 box sported a copy of The Eggplant That Ate Chicago by Dr. West’s Medicine Show and Junk Band.

    I’m also happy to say, I finally got rid of it and all its contents about a year ago.

  12. anonymous February 9, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Do you have any Butthole Surfers? (asking for a friend!)

    Seriously! That chit rocked! And still does!

  13. Anonymous February 11, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    I still have my direct drive turntable and a double casette deck. I later added a CD player. I can convert them all to digital on my laptop. But I still keep my LPs, casettes and CDs for copyright purposes. If you convert to another media, you need to keep the original source for legal reasons re: copyright and permission.

    I was never much into 45s. They were bulky to store and it was annoying to have to change them after just one song. I bought LPs mostly but bought casettes when I got a car with a tape deck. Now I have a car with a CD player. While I have plenty of my iTunes playlists on my phone, I rarely listen to music that way.

    I will say I see nothing wrong with those choices. Some real classics there. (Maybe with the exception of Barry Manilow. Really?)

  14. Anon February 12, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    So, you were a Fanilow? Haha You might find that embarrassing but what I really see is that you weren’t a Music Snob. Those people drive me nuts. Their loss if they can’t open themselves up to a variety of music. You’d never see Jimmy Page automatically turn his nose up at something, due to the artist or genre, before giving it a listen. That’s how he was able to compose the stuff of legends!!

  15. dvlaries February 12, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Okay I have everything in the third group of titles, the Humperdinck and Manilow in the second group, and the Douglas, Carmen and S&G in the first group. And, like you, I have them all on 45s too. No offense, mine are in far better shape, not crammed against one another’s playing surfaces, and all in their paper sleeves for protection.

    I have over five thousand 45s spanning late 50s to the first years of the 90s as vinyl went into eclipse. (Mine leans heavily to black: massive Motown, Otis, Aretha, James Brown, etc.) I have more than one player, but alas, the irony is I’ve been losing my hearing for the last 20 years. I’m gonna be 65 in two months and my sister and brother’s kids will be my heirs one day. If one of them is smart, they will carefully sell off my collection and do nicely. Well cared for records are an appreciating asset. Go price Presley and Beatle original vinyl at eBay if you don’t believe me.

    Oh, and I agree with Anon 2/12 2:31 pm Whatever the record, if it speaks to you emotionally, then or now, it was and is good. Period.

  16. Anon February 16, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Wow so cool, I love it !!! I still have my 8 tracks and player, cassettes, 45’s and grandma ma’s 78’s, Boxes of albums and a Magnavox tube stereo of my dads. The reel to reel is missing from the collection. So much fun to remember the simple times.

  17. IconDaemon February 16, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Play that Funky Music is a classic tune! No need to be ashamed!

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