Recalling The Days Of The New-Music Steeplechase

“I was thinking about how before the internet, or more specifically when I was really young, if you heard a song that you really liked on the radio or MTV, owning that song involved a really complicated series of hurdles like 1) hoping your mom would bring you to Caldor or Zayre’s, and 2) hoping you somehow had $10, and 3) hoping against all odds that the record department wouldn’t suck and they’d actually have the one LP you wanted in stock, for once, just for god damned once.”