Burlington, Iowa circa 1983
I was a toddler. My Dad’s cassette deck in a component system was at my level and I remember playing tapes on it. I only recall the music having a good beat and dancing to it. I was told later by my Mom the album was Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The tape wore out I was playing it so much. I remember the living room, where the tape deck was, and the adjoining kitchen with its thin green carpet. No other memories of that time and place are left.
This may also explain my fondness for sound equipment; I have a knack for setting up home entertainment systems and equipment for bands.