Remember the times…

If you are anything like me then as a 70’s baby you too have seen a lot change over the years.  I’m sure the majority of you can appreciate what I’m about to say. 

I’m referring to the days before the internet. A time when our internet was the full collection of encyclopedia Britannica and spell check meant you had to go find the Webster’s dictionary to look up a word. 

Do you know what foolscap paper is? That’s right, I’m talking about the paper that looked recycled – in the 70’s?  The paper they gave us in school with that big red pencil which you practically needed two hands to hold.  Do you know what our touch screen was?  It was when we touched the etch-a-sketch with our fingernail to make a mark appear.

I can’t even begin to talk about the changes with technology.  I remember when the remote control just came out and how happy I was when my family actually bought one.  That meant that I didn’t have to walk up to the Zenith TV and stand there for 10 minutes while my father decided what he wanted to watch on one of the thirteen channels.

I could go on but I’m sure you get where I’m going.  With that said, the only thing I really miss from that time is the music.  I love music in general, all types and pretty much from every category.  Don’t get me wrong, what we have today is good but for the most part it can’t compare to what we had.  So many songs from back in the day have been sampled and many of the 80’s and 90’s babies wouldn’t know that it was a remake or sample of a song from another time.

One of the most remarkable entertainers would have celebrated his 53rd birthday yesterday.  That’s right, I’m referring to the one and only, Michael Jackson.  He was definitely in a class all his own.  The media will have us believe that he was crazy or had mental issues.  Regardless of what the truth was no one can deny that he was an amazing entertainer and performer.

There is an event which celebrates and shares the contributions of Michael and countless other irreplaceable artists.  These individuals have built the foundation for today’s musicians through their dedication to creating good music and their unsaid promise not to deodorize the funk!

Amnesia is brought to us by Ian Andre Espinet and a line up of amazing DJ’s such as DJ Jason Chambers and DJ Starting From Scratch (who I love!)

Take a look at these links to see what the events are all about – you won’t be disappointed:

Amnesia 2009 –  http://youtu.be/_8_BMGdQQM8

MJ Tribute by DJ Starting from Scratch on Canada day 2009 – http://youtu.be/_zBGKyRjnCs

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