Why doesn’t this vinyl music thingy fit into my CD player?

Posted By on August 28, 2012

Facebook comes through again and offered a connection to the past (1, 2, 3).

Recently I received an invite indicating my “XX” year Sidney High School reunion was being planned (35th if you must know). A Facebook URL was given so I dutifully plugged in my lightly used FB account and ended up adding a few friends robpottorf_composing… friends, I might add, that are actually my age. It was interesting seeing the names and trying to remember faces  … oh how we have changed. A few of the standout names had me wondering what became of them. Sadly, I’ve since heard a couple have passed away, but others are scattered around the country.

One of them, a stand-out named Rob Pottorf, commented on one of my posts or photos and so figured I should say hello. Rob was easy to remember since he was involved with many high school activities; he was a talented musician, as well as being one of the few who was friendly to everybody no matter the clique. After high school, I do remember hearing that he was working in entertainment at Kings Island near Cincinnati, but I didn’t pay much attention to his career after that. His recent comment had me sleuthing his music Facebook page and I found that his current project is composing the music score for the movie Broken  – pretty cool.

That started me wondering, “do I still have a copy of his high school single” – still in record form for those younger than me. That would be a piece of vinyl that is played with a needle known as a “45” – yes, pre-digital.
Winking smile
Yup I did still have it … unfortunately can’t play it. Maybe there is a digital version of side 1 (Flight) and side 2 (Beautiful Day) out there somewhere? … hmm, so old that it’s probably in the public domain – ouch!

robpottorf_45record

Comments

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.