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GenXGrownUp Backtrack: GenX Music Platforms

GenXGrownUp Backtrack: GenX Music Platforms

About This Episode As a GenX’er I still remember the thrill of buying a new record album, running home and carefully opening the record, putting it on the turntable, then listening to the entire album while looking through the album cover for behind-the-scenes...

GenXGrownUp Backtrack: Bulletin Board Systems

GenXGrownUp Backtrack: Bulletin Board Systems

About This Episode There was once a time when it took hours to download a file, when you had to find out from friends and magazines the numbers to the best… well.. let’s call them “sites,” and when your home phone (no mobile back then) was the same line that you used...

About This Episode Back in the 80’s Bob Geldof, a singer and activist, started Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Whether it was intentional or not, that started a wave of celebrity activism which raised millions for various causes and created a...

I didn’t ask for much as a kid but the exception was when the Scholastic Book Fair was coming to my school! They had so many books that it was difficult to choose! Many of us developed our love for reading back then, so join us as we look back at some of the book...

“Breaker, breaker 1-9, I just eyeballed a bear trap with a bunch of Evel Knievels about 10 miles past the coop. So if you don’t want a bear bite back it down.” Huh? That was just some CB talk in honor of this week’s Backtrack Topic all about Radio Shack! Any GenX’er...

Before Magic the Gathering and Pokemon cards, we used to collects cards for no reason other than to have them. We had shoe boxes full of baseball cards and our binders were covered with Wacky Packs and Garbage Pail Kids stickers. In this episode we talk about our...

One, two, three…. NOT IT! How many times have you started an exhausting game of tag with those words? In this week’s GenXGrownUp Backtrack we remember playing outside. Sometimes because we wanted to and sometimes because our parents banned us from the house! We talk...

We’ve all experienced fads as part of growing up. The Baby Boomers had things like the poodle skirts, the hula hoop, and the yo-yo and GenX had things like Swatches, Rubik’s Cube and Tickle me Elmo! We do our best to cover this vast topic on the fads we most remember...

There’s probably not a GenX’er out there who wasn’t somehow impacted by the introduction of the Sony Walkman. The ability to carry the music you want to hear and listen to it wherever you go was seen as nothing short of a miracle in technology. In this episode, we...

Published on November 30, 2017 There was a time where you had to actually read in order to play computer games! Before computer gaming was mainstream and universal, it was the domain of the hobbyist. In this Backtrack, we talk about the computer games we loved to play...

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