You're 14 years old.
School just let out and you can't wait for the bus to drop you back home, so you can hop on your bike and head straight to town.
You peddle furiously, passing every store until you see the shop with modest signage and the only two words that matter at this moment: RECORD SHOP.
You run inside. You've been waiting such a long time for this day to arrive.
Your favorite band's latest record just dropped, and you've got just enough allowance money to grab your copy and maybe a pack of gum.
On the way home, you're really cranking those peddles because the excitement and anticipation is too much. You get home, tear off the cellophane wrap, pull that fresh, newly pressed vinyl from its sleeve, and place it ever so gently on the turntable.
You put the needle on the record and hear those familiar little crackles and feel like the world contains you and your new vinyl. Pure bliss.
You need to hear every tune while studying the liner notes, the lyrics. the inside cover, the back cover and the album cover itself.
This will be repeated over and over again, and you'll soon share your findings with your bestie.
WISH YOU COULD RELIVE THAT EXCITEMENT (with WINE)?
Well, you're going to be happy you're reading this post!