I remember back in the days of my childhood when my parents had a huge collection of vinyl records. I wish I knew what happened to them all. After my mother had a stroke and my parents had to move away from the island to the city to be closer to my brothers, all of those keepsakes were gone. I still have a book of nursery rhymes whose poems were set to music on a vinyl record that my mother played for us when we were little. Other than that, everything else was lost in their move. I was too far away to have a say in what to save and what not to save. The focus on the family was stroke recovery for my mother, who is still wheelchair bound until today. Needless to say, that stroke made my father’s Parkinson’s worse, to the point that several hears ago, his balance went and he fell in the house, which led to hospitalization, ICU pneumonia, and then he passed away. At least he had gone to heaven, but we still miss him.
So. Vinyl. Whenever I see vinyl records, I recall my childhood days. Today, I don’t even have a vinyl player. But after requesting for the secular pop band BTS to produce a vinyl album, they finally heeded the request from 2018. I am sure I wasn’t the only person asking for it. So I had to keep my word and buy it. The single is called “ON” and it’s from their latest album.
Finally! Thank you @BigHitEnt @BTS_twt @bts_bighit for the vinyl ON single. Been waiting for almost 2 years! https://t.co/FH8N5E9Yc3#BTS #BTSKineticFilmON #MOTS7 #MAP_OF_THE_SOUL_7 #vinyl #vinylrecords https://t.co/5hESlXkdsA
— Jan Thompson (@ThompsonAuthor) February 25, 2020