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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bones, Apr 24, 2018.
My old age
Not if you use a wet rolled up towel. Doesn't bruise that way.
Beat me to it.
It's what I was going to say...so
While I'm sure I could figure out how to actually live with it, I'm going to say running shoes (or maybe I should say running in general). I developed a running routine about a year and a half ago as a means to get some much needed exercise. I've discovered that it has really help with my stress management and I generally feel better because of it. I'm sleeping better. I'm more tolerant to my family and children (young and requiring) and I don't feel like the walls are caving in. I don't run fast and I'm not training for running events. I'm training for life. I've decided that running in general has been so good for me and my family that I have to keep it up. It's actually part of the reason why I'm a slower than average runner (especially for my age). I don't want to be forced on the sideline due to an injury, thus being forced to stop for a time period. I run 3-5 times per week shooting for 20-25 miles per week.
It would be hard for me to give that up for lots of stated reasons, but if I had to well, I'm sure I'd figure out a way to continue on.
Nothing! ln fact I lived, and felt better in 1978 than I do now. (well I am 40 years older too, there is that)
Harleys that don't leak oil out the primary?
Tuners that don't have a strobe?
Monitors at every gig?
What didn't exist in 1978? About 20" of my waistline and 150lbs... Yeah, I could do without that.
Zip-ties were common in '78 in the Aviation industry. They were called "Ty-Raps", invented in 1958 actually...for aircraft wiring harness work. They were expensive but a helluva lot easier to use than lacing cord.
Hmmm. I bought my first banjo in '78...took my first lessons. Worked 2nd shift in a knitting mill as a mechanic to pay school bills...don't miss that at all (or the POS VW I was driving).
Cable ties were first invented by Thomas & Betts, an electrical company, in 1958 under the brand name Ty-Rap. Initially they were designed for airplane wire harnesses
I'm amazed that no one has said "Viagra" yet..... there.... it's done <grin>
cel phone was the one thing I wanted to post that I COULD live without, and to be honest, I think the world would be a better place if the frigging things were never invented.
but thats just me yelling at clouds at this point, genie out of the bottle etc
On this side of the pond, Haynes manuals helped me keep a '66 Spitfire and several Volkswagens alive in the 70's. Cars were easily repairable in 1978. I can live without the 2018 state of repairability in cars.
My open heart surgery in 1999 was a piece of cake compared to what it would have been in 1978 or earlier..
In terms of stuff, I could remain happy in 1978. I still listen to my records, still have film cameras, old guitars and amps, old motorbikes. Beer is better now -so is coffee, but I could make do. I listened to 50s/60s music and punk rock in 1978. Still do. I'd have hair too.
Smoke free public spaces. Does no one remember the ubiquitous ashtrays and palls of blue smoke in the theaters, restaurants, busses, airplanes, your uncle’s car, grampa’s house when all the kids are visiting? It’s a wonder any of us can breathe.
Also, craft beer, and the wider variety and higher quality of restaurants.
Yeah, going to a club to see a band and coming home reeking of Pall Malls - I don't miss that.
Much harder to find sushi back then. Again, this was something that existed, but it was harder to find all sorts of ethnic restaurants back then.
THAT is amazing and useful information! I have been calling things "tie wraps" my entire life and I never knew why. Turns out, I was actually saying "Ty-Raps" and using a brand name. I had no idea! Thanks for that!
There is a used early '70s Strat in a local shop that is almost affordable.. the reason?
It reeks of tobacco smoke, they are very upfront about it, apparently the PO was a long time customer w/ a multi pack habit, who owned and giged this as his only guitar for years and years. No case, I imagine it was indescribable in it's funk.