The older I get, the more I understand that I come from a place and time that's largely indecipherable to the younger among us.
Typewriters . . . mystery. Cassette decks . . . enigma. Rotary-dial phones . . . puzzle.
OHMYGAWD! You didn't have Internet back in the '70s? How did you live?
Thus, in an age when something as pervasive as radio is becoming an anachronism like the rest of my life, perhaps it's time to explain a few things.
For example, you know this week's edition of 3 Chords & the Truth? Lots of radio stations and programs -- which we listened to . . . and we liked it -- were kinda sorta like the Big Show.
THERE was some variety going on. Top-40 meant just that . . . the top records on the pop chart, no matter what they might be.
You also had things like progressive-rock stations. Freeform stations and shows.
Freeform? Like, they'd play ANYTHING?
Yep. Just like 3 Chords & the Truth. You never quite know what's coming next. Back in the day, we found that adventurous and stimulating. ANDFORGOD'SSAKEDON'TTAKETHEBROWNACID, MAN!!!
I don't know where that came from.
Anyway, once there was this thing called radio. Take a seat, kid. Let me tell you about it and play you some stuff. You ever seen an LP record or a 45 before . . . ?
IT'S 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.