Being a student at the time, and having very little money, this seemed like a cheaper alternative than buying CD's. I was obsessed with collecting as many tapes as I could get my hands on. It was also at this time that I decided to create my web site. It was suprising to see that there were many other people out there, like me, who had an interest in collecting 8tracks. As of today, I have amassed a collection of approximately 800-900 8tracks (Possibly more, since I lost count).
In 2002, I was contacted by someone from the Home and Garden Channel to be interviewed for the tv show "The Ultimate Collector". For some reason, I chickened out and didn't go through with it (I wonder if the show is still around?). I still have most of my 8tracks, but I'm in the process of going through all my tapes and only keeping tapes that I actually listen to. I have about four portable players at the moment, including the 2XL robot, which is my favorite. All of them work, with the exception of the Aquatron, which needs a new belt. Hopefully one of these days I'll be able to figure out how to replace the belt. I'm a little scared of opening it up.
Me in 1972...with my Jane Fonda haircut from the film Klute.
Me in 1974, I believe this was taken at Kresge's Department store (which no longer exists).
This pic was from 1975. Not sure what this haircut is all about.
1976, finally, my hair has grown out and looks good...gotta love the barettes!
This is me today! No funky hairdos or barettes!