... way back before Blue-Ray, digital, or even DVDs ...
... we had a video cassette recorder/player.
You know, the old VHS VCR thing.
I can even go waaaay back to my high school days when we had a BetaMax. Remember those? I would set it every morning before school to record General Hospital. Then I'd keep my fingers crossed that my mom wouldn't come home for lunch and turn it off. I still have the tape of the episode where Luke was mayor, drinking on the balcony of the mayor's mansion, and Laura (whom he thought was dead and gone) comes walking up the front lawn. That was true daytime drama there. Of course I can't view that tape since I'm pretty sure there isn't a BetaMax player in existence anymore. But hey there's YouTube ... I bet that clip is on there!
Anyhow ... where am I going with all this?
Oh yeah ... well I've been cleaning out closets and trying to get rid of a bunch of junk. Our VCR died a long time ago, yet we still had a huge box of VHS tapes. Tons of Disney movies from when my oldest was a toddler. I was so close to chucking them all. Then my aunt gave me her old VCR (although it's practically new since she barely used it).
And look what I found!
Donny Osmond in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
I LOVE this video. When my oldest was younger we would watch it daily.
And sing along.
Of course I could probably get it on DVD now, but there's something so retro about watching a tape. Now we get to experience it all over again with my 4-year old. Who loves to sing and is destined for Broadway, I'm sure.
Good thing I saved all those tapes, huh?
Do you still have a VCR?
yup ... it's on YouTube