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One thing that has really puzzled me, we as people of color have always been connected to our past (musically speaking). Yet, when you type in the word "classic" on a Google search, we get results for "classical music." Why is this? I'm starting to wonder if the music streaming services has made us lazy? In other words, there is less and less desire for people to actually search your music on that service, or just choose what's is pushed to you on said medium? I find this interesting, and yet mind boggling. The music industry's new business model to make money, is to actually share music with others; and yet, now that all kinds of sharing mechanisms have been made available to do so, we barely do it. Streaming services are now designed to work on twitter, facebook, and blogs (even youtube has even more sharing options). I am baffled as to why this is happening. Is it because folk still scared of doing something illegal? Is it because people are technically challenged? Music plays such an important part in many peoples lives, I just don't get why we're not sharing more (especially when it comes to classics (the new stuff is everywhere)). Here is an opportunity for seasoned folks to save our classic music, because the average young people know absolutely nothing about the music we grew up with.

One thing that has really puzzled me; we as people of color have always been connected to our past (musically speaking). Yet, when you type in the word "classic music" on a Google search, we get results for "classical music." Although we can also type "Classic R&B," but the results are usually no older than 2000-2005. Why is this? I'm starting to wonder if the music streaming services has made us lazy to interact on web forums? Do people just accept whatever is pushed to them by their streaming provider? Or is it that we are totally clueless to the vast amount of classic music now available online? I find this interesting, and yet mind boggling. I would think that once people realize we have a search button, we'd be searching for every last song we remembered as a kid, no? The music industry's new business model to make money, is to actually share music with others. Artists get paid each time an artist is listened to, so it is a total benefit for friends and family to share music with each other. Either the artist get's paid by your paid membership with a streaming service, or a free streaming service pays for the artist via licensing fees. Yet, now that all kinds of sharing mechanisms have been made available to do so, we barely do it! Don't people realize how sharing can effect our music culture? Streaming services are now designed to work on twitter, facebook, and blogs (even youtube has even more sharing options). I am baffled as to why sharing classic music isn't shared enough. I would venture to think that there isn't enough seasoned folk using technology. Is it because seasoned folk still scared of doing something illegal? Is it because people are still technically challenged? People, please! This is your chance to share with your children a part of your history, music without vulgarity! Music plays such an important part in many peoples lives, I just don't get why we're not sharing more (especially when it comes to classics (the new stuff is everywhere)). Here is an opportunity for seasoned folks to save our classic music before it is lost forever! Because the average young people (your grandchildren, nephews, stepchildren, etc.) know absolutely nothing about the music we grew up with. Don't let our musical history die. Especially Black music history; because classic "Black Music Matters." Remember that your favorite classic artists (either living, or their estate) gets paid each time a fans listens to their music! - VintageNewscast.com

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Sharing from my magazine archives. Handsome guy wearing what was in big style in 1971. Could you imagine finding a suit today for $39.95? If you did, it wouldn’t be made for a full grown adult I’ll bet ya? Even if you found a suit made out of pure cotton, it still wouldn’t cost $39.95 LOL.

 

 

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Do you remember TCB? I remember they were extremely popular by the late 70’s. Personally barely used any of their products.  Although I do remember using one product from them, it was called the “Hot Oil Treatment” I believe it was called. It was soooo much work to do, because it involved using a hot towel. I really did think it was worth the trouble, however once I finished my hair would smell so good!! I must have only performed this treatment about once every two months. There was a time were it seemed every single store in my neighborhood  had a line of TCB products (including the pharmacy and sometimes the supermarkets too). By the time the 80’s came along, and Jheri Curls were “the in thang”, “Care Free Curls” took over; then S-curl eventually dominated for quite a few years after that. It was funny because S-Curl had a distinct fragrance on almost all of their hair products. Anytime someone walked in the room, it is almost guaranteed that someone will ask if “you use S-Curl?” LOL…. By The Way, if you haven’t noticed yet, the guy in the picture is Billy Dee Williams. I never thought he was particularly handsome, but he did have a kind of swagger on film that made him attractive.

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Do you remember “Shrinky Dinks? I do. Very cool concept, however, this was another one of those childhood gimmicks that never turned out well for me either. Shrinky Dinks were these transparent “cut-able” plastic sheets, that can be use to trace drawings and colored using special non-toxic marker pens. Once you’ve finished your drawing, you would then cut around your plastic drawing and place it in the oven. All your plastic drawings would shrink and turn in to hard pieces of plastic, that could be used for all kinds of jewelry, decals, key chains, and anything else imaginable.

Unfortunately, when I tried to put them in the oven as a kid (adult supervision of course), the plastic would always burn at the edges, or the finished product always wind up deformed. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why. I was left feeling that I needed a special oven to use these “Shrinky Dinks”. Many, many, many years later, it’s maker developed a personal “child safe” oven you can use specifically for Shrinky Dinks”. You can even watch it through a class window as it hardens. Click here to see what the oven looks like on Amazon.

I was very shocked to find out that ALEX, the makers of Shrinky Dinks are still in business and making money. Today, I don’t see any advertisements for Shrinky Dinks anymore. There success must be due to all the parents that remember having them as a child. Shrinky Dinks used to, and still does come in various themes, such as haloween, xmas, thanksgiving, etc. They also used to have Television show themes, such as The Flinstones, A-Team, Superman, you name it. Click here for more Shrinky Dinks

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When I was a young boy, Sea Monkey advertisements were in the back of practically every single comic book! I couldn’t remember one comic book that i’ve owned, at least up until late 1975ish didn’t have these ads. First off, I tried these things at least about 2 or three times, and they NEVER worked for me. Not sure why, maybe I just had bad luck and got bad batches? Not sure. However, one thing I do know, If I had seen how see monkeys REALLY looked, instead of the cartoon drawings in the back of these DC/Marvel comic books, I never would have been interested in getting them in the first place. Sea Monkeys are hideous!! Oh, my, they are so ugly ya’ll!! They look nothing like monkeys in my opinion (at least Sea Horses, resemble horses), in fact, many of them appeared to be more like baby Caterpillars if they were fish. Some looked like frayed pieces of white string with two big black eyeballs, while others look like the kinda food scavengers would eat.. Either way, they would have not been something I would have been interested in having as a pet. However, What I found interesting is that, I remembered the ads really emphasizing on how easy it was to grow them, but they never really talked about a safe way to clean the container you have them in. The plastic tank they gave you with the kit would always turn cloudy (I guess because of the monkey deposits), and of course there was no 800# available to ask questions. Sea Monkeys now appear to be a distant memory; we have transitioned from the wonderful world of Sea Monkeys to the awesome world of video games, and the Internet – a course of no return.

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Duke Hair products has been around for years. I remember using it as a child. Duke really became popular when guys start putting waves in their hair. Once you’ve seen a guy with a Doo Rag on his head, chances are, he was using a Duke product. I loved their fragrances. The only thing about this product was that, if your hair was too long, you could not use the wax like cream.

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