The A.J. Avocado Wrap: Memories of Junior High, Tapes and Phil CollinsPosted: September 20, 2013
When I was a young, handsome eighth grade lad at Souers Junior High, I shared a study hall with a kid named A.J. (the name protects the innocent). One time after study hall, he was excited to tell me about the new Phil Collins tape (Yes, tape. Not CD or download), No Jacket Required. In addition to how holy shit on a cracker awesome the album was, what intrigued me the most was the clear exterior. At that moment, I thought it was the greatest innovation of music technology.
Soon after, many artists during that time followed suit with the transparent presentation. Since then, delivery of music hasn’t been to exciting for me. No clear anything. Just download this! It’s like prostitution. Quick and no affection.
Like an album, there was something about holding a tangible object with coiled tape that projected music to your ears. You mouthed along the lyrics if they were provided. You enjoyed the cover and sleeve art. Even read the side notes and thank yous. Now, it’s download from iTunes and fuck the rest. I miss the thought that was put into an artist’s notes. It was a chance to see what Phil was thinking and what he was playing on “Take Me Home.” There are Grammies given to the best album notes. This is an important part of music that is getting undervalued.
But I digress.
Fast forward 30 years later, A.J. passively says pictures of food on social media is unbecoming. But this is what I do. Pontificate about random thoughts and throw up a recipe with some football predictions. Again, I’m rambling. In honor of my friend A.J., I present to you the A.J. Avocado Morning Wrap:
A.J. Avocado Morning Wrap
• One whole wheat tortilla
• Two slices of turkey deli
• Two eggs, nuked
• A half of an avocado, sliced
• Two tablespoons of Mexican blend cheese
A good way to start your day. Lots of protein and libido fuel. Who needs coffee? Who am I fooling? I needs me some coffee. Peace out
LAST WEEK: 10-6
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