Before my sister Tina stepped in, finding good music was pretty much a game of luck for me. I’d sit by the radio with an old tape recorder, waiting for a great song to come on so I could record it. The hardest part was hoping no one would make noise while I was recording, so the tape would be clear. It was fun, but also a bit hit or miss.
Everything changed when Tina gave me my first mixed tape. She had these cool vinyl records and knew how to mix them into tapes. The first one she made me had songs from Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, and ZZ Top. It was amazing. Every time she visited, I hoped she’d bring another tape. Those mixed tapes opened my eyes to all kinds of music, and I started to really love it. I’ll always be thankful to Tina for that. She didn’t just give me tapes; she showed me a whole new world of music, and it’s been a big part of my life ever since.
Even today, I still get excited when Tina tells me about a new song or band she's found. It's like those early days are still with us, and there's always something new to discover together.
This one is for you Tina!
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