May 2020 16



Taking the weekend off from this album thing out of respect for Queen Vickie. Gosh she makes good chips.

However, I’ll never forget being curious about what made a record player ‘turn’. Must have still been in the single digits when I removed the platter from the family turntable to discover a mysterious world of gears and wheels.

And one small rubber belt that I couldn’t quite replace properly.

Took me ages of covert fiddling, under great anxiety, hoping my Mom or Dad wouldn’t walk in to discover that I ‘broke’ it.

But, score one for perseverance and those small half-Asian children’s hands. They’re not just for making modern-day iPhones, y’know.

The best way to figure out how something works? Break it apart and put it back together. A metaphor for life, perhaps.



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