Sunday, January 27

In The Groove

An excerpt variation on "Charlotte Gainsbourg, AnOther"
Round and round the records spin
to fill the room with sound
and vinyl voices take the air
as pop song verses pound.

The needle tiptoes in its groove,
a dancer all on point
a-balancing upon one leg
with an electronic joint

connected to the magic box;
a "Dansette" it was called
and in those early plastic days
it kept the youth enthralled.

Before the days of DVDs
or CD's silver faces,
black record-ridges were the norm,
no need for airs or graces!


Written for Tess at The Mag

25 comments:

  1. toe tapping rhythm here! Very fun!

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  2. Congratulations. You have taken those old records to their vinyl resting place.

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  3. yup. that was the norm. and then we had cassettes. and then 8 track. and then CDs. and then MP3s.
    and now the cloud.


    not alone

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  4. I was not really allowed that much time with high school music. I suppose I could have fought for the 45's but I needed what little money came my way for other things. My people frowned on the pop music of the fifties and early sixties. My dad had several albums of Sinatra. I learned big band Sinatra style by heart. Big Band is still the music, the syncopation that colors my musical reverie when I sit and fool around on my keyboard or beat on my knees.

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  5. Love love love "one leg with an electric joint"!

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  6. i had vinyl on vinyl.-hipster mantra

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  7. Really good one! it flows, grows and gets on toes! thanks for a reminder-

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  8. I loved my 45's. Great piece!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. Love this! My 52-year old son has embraced the technology of the past ... plays much of his music on a turntable and of course has all the newfangled equipment too.

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  10. I love the description of the record-player and the arm and needle. And your image is psychedelic!

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  11. I had a "Dansette"!! Used to listen to Miss Peggy Lee singing "Fever" before sallying forth on a Friday night.
    Lovely poem, Penny.

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  12. Yes. The magic of music - may it always be this way

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  13. Yes, I remember the Dansette... magical!

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  14. So clever, Jinsky, and I love the rhymes!

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  15. Oh the old Dansette - thanks for keeping me in the groove.

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  16. They were the days! Technology was so much easier back then and confusion wasn't all around us!!

    CJ x

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  17. Round and round makes me dizzy and your FAB ART Spins too, love the poem also --Grand post my friend.

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  18. "A dancer all on point".....love that notion....:-)

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  19. Oh, what fun it all was - you've brought it back to the now...

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  20. Heh heh heh.........I really enjoyed that! I can still remember the stunned look on the kids' faces when we introduced them to the vinyl in the loft!!

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  21. nice...i miss records...i like your allusion of the needle as the dancer...i am rather partial to dancers, my wife having been one for years...smiles.

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