I bought that Siamese Records 45 when I was a teenager. Somehow it survived the night I drunkenly Frisbee'd most of my punk 45s into the Venice night. I still have it.
I don't remember why I threw the records out into the neighborhood, but I must have had a reason at the time. Or maybe not. Someone walked out their front door the next morning and found my rare copy of City Slang in their garden. I hope they got some enjoyment out of it.
For the record (get it?), I didn't hear any glass breaking as I tossed them, so I don't think anyone was hurt.
Sounds like you were enthusiastically embracing the coming CD era ? If so, I salute you. I held on to all my vinyl for no good reason until the mid-2000's. Put the record collection and turntable out in the alley for the neighborhood hipsters. I hope they enjoyed the K-Tel Hits collections and Bachman Turner Overdrive.
Years ago while zapping I saw parts of a movie about a gay musician who was forced by his family to marry a woman or something.
Couldn't remember the story but I remembered this one scene where they argued during a family dinner and the musican ran away, leaving you to believe that this was it but then he suddendly returns with his clarinet and plays for the whole family, which kind of breaks the tension.
While this might sound kind of douchey and probably is I remembered it because up to then I thought the clarinet is one boring ass instrument for stiff orchestras and shit. But this was the most awesome sounding clarinet I'd ever heard, like haunted and screaming and like a blues instrument.
Not surprising. People who come over sometimes pick it up to make a joke, then are usually shocked to hear a dial tone. Like some long lost mating call that they remember making them feel good...
They're great though. They work when nothing else does. We were without electricity for 24 hours a couple weeks ago, and we were sitting in the living room listening to something on NPR on the portable radio, and I looked the phone and said to Carol, "We should make some prank calls." It inspires that kind of thought in you.