May 28, 2008

Although music mediums have moved on, the album covers that defined your youth can be preserved and displayed as long-playing favorites in these perfectly sized black frames...

In re this post on the discomfort felt when cherished cultural touchstones turn up in suspect, banal, or otherwise undesired contexts, Alecia forwards this page from the Sundance mail-order catalog:


I can attest that being completely unfamiliar (till now) with the Sundance mail-order catalog does not prevent the vague feeling of alarm sparked by the fact that the Television Personalities' My Dark Places is one of the albums displayed in the album cover frames in the photo.

Posted by Dr. Frank at May 28, 2008 10:49 PM | TrackBack

Gee, the catalog prose really "ranks" up there with the worst -- I suppose its an ad guy's approximation of what someone thinks Robert Redford's inner voice sounds like:

"We built things we shouldn't have, tried things that were beyond us, and planned things that were merely impossible. But happily, it has turned out."

Can I slit my wrists now, Mr. Redford?

Redford's answer:

Mr. Redford once quipped, "Let me say that if for any reason this Catalog should fail, I plan to change my name and move to Bolivia."

He's a real quipper, that Bob.

Posted by: Jim H at May 30, 2008 04:52 PM