QotD: My First Single

Music-wise, what was the first 45, single or download you bought? 
Submitted by Paddy Melt Wagon.

I took the bus to the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, to Montgomery Ward's record department. I was 8 — a second grader — and I bought Blondie's "Rapture." (To be honest, I think that my friend's mom must have been with us and that we did not take the bus alone as eight year-olds, but maybe we did.)

First record album: Diana Ross Diana.

First cassette: Men At Work Cargo.

First CD: I'm embarrassed to say it might've been Pink Floyd's The Wall because I wanted to buy something where the sound quality would matter. In reality, it was a Christmas present. I'd also wanted Louder than Bombs but it was too expensive on CD.

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Quick notes before I descend back into thesis writing hell

The new glasses arrived
new hair and new glasses

Here are a few things at once.

I HAND IN MY THESIS IN A WEEK. It is due the 26th. I have loads to do. So as a result, I will not be here that much. Or maybe I will be, which would be bad. Please wish me luck.

I HAVE NEW HAIR AND GLASSES. See left. I got bangs when I was in NYC. I got glasses from Selima on superduper sale. They put lenses in them and I picked them up last night. You can see the happy Molly in her kitchen. I also got a great new coat but will post later, when the weather cooperates.

THE SONG "YOUNG FOLKS" IS ABSOLUTELY GREAT, AND THE VIDEO IS EVEN BETTER. Have you heard this, or seen this? I cannot sit still if I hear the song and I dance in my seat.

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Musically disconnected: help needed!

I wrote about music for many years. But somehow, it started fading and now, I'm clueless. I don't know who anyone is anymore. I don't know what's good. I need some recommendations. What should I have been listening to this year that I didn't?

It's so embarrassing. Can you help? What were your favorites?

Bonus if you can actually share the music with me in some way, uh, legally of course. Send me a private message.

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