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Despite the headaches of tape in my early years I've come back to it. It took many months of agonising over which cassette deck to buy and whether I'd even enjoy the hobby; after all, together with my wife we've amassed a large collection of vinyl records that offer a warmer, clearer, just plain higher sound quality.
Patience seems to have fallen by the wayside. In its place, anxiety and frustration have taken hold. In the digital era, patience is no longer a virtue; it is seen as an unnecessary vestige of a bygone era with little value. After all, why wait when instant gratification is just a few clicks away?
When I was a child in the 1970s and 80s, there was a plenitude of catchy commercials and singable jingles! Many of these commercials had enough staying power to last a lifetime, and have been permanently imprinted on my memory. Here's a list of the best 10 commercials and jingles that I remember from my childhood, in no particular order.
In February I asked my Twitter followers to tweet about things in Calgary that either no longer exist or have been around for a long time under the hashtag #CalgaryRetro. With over 600 tweets, I seem to have hit a nerve. From the Calgary Tower, to some very special local TV shows, native Albertans hold old Calgary near and dear to their hearts.
Who doesn't love a good sneak peek -- especially when it comes to home decor, fashion or beauty products? In this regular feature, we'll take you behind the scenes of some of style's biggest and most...