When slinging records then, the thing
Was the segue. You’d put your show
On cassette then listen to it afterward,
Fast-forwarding through the songs to
Where you’d brought the end of one
To the beginning of the next, some-
Times with station i.d.’s in between.
Did the volumes match? Did a full
Ending leap to, while the sound still
Briefly held, the next song, with its
Cold start? What could you use for
Your next show? If you have a need
To use the toilet across the hall, try
“Marquee Moon” and take your time.
Sure you hit pause for that one: It’s
A three-hour show for that C-90 tape.