Sparkle Wednesday | April 12, 2023
I remember subscribing to Columbia record club. I think I was 11 or 12. Of course, Mom gave it the ok. 😂 It was exciting to get those long awaited albums in the mail. We played them over and over. Carpenters, Chicago and Jesus Christ Superstar come to mind.
I don’t remember hanging a lot of posters in our bedroom. Susan and I probably didn’t want to ruin our self wallpaper job. I love that our Mom was absolutely fine with it. 💕
I collected LP 33 records of Broadway Hits & displayed them all over my room. I knew every word to every song of my favorites. Flower Drum Song, Carousel, Music Man, South Pacific, The King & I, Oklahoma, & many more! Wish I hadn’t given them away!
We used to raid the dumpster of the Wax Museum record shop when I was a kid. My friends and I would recover the old band and tour posters - so I had a lot of those - U2, Pink Floyd, The Doors, etc. I also had a particularly groovy black light scroll of a tiger walking along a forest path - that one was a real mood setter.
I remember that I had a very cherished poster of Mikhail Baryshnikov up on my bedroom wall. I had a massive crush on him and I was really into ballet at the time. I also had a framed photo of a couple of seal lions. I'm not sure why? They were really cute though!