When I look back to my childhood I remember a wonderful time where the media was as rich as it is now. The only difference was that it was the early 7o’s. I was fascinated by books like Harold and The Purple Crayon and I can recall dreams that I felt just like Harold going to imaginary places. Perhaps that is also because I loved books such as ” Where the Wild Things Are”.
One of the greatest media impacts on me was the record “Free To Be You and Me”. This was a combination of stories and songs that where played over and over again. Like many folks Saturday cartoons where a staple of any child; be it The Flintstones or The Jetsons. TV also produced memorable shows such as I Dream of Jeanie and The Brady Bunch. However for me going to the movie was a love affair.
I can recall seeing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and James Bond 007. Science Fiction was larger than life with productions such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind or Star Wars.
After school I used to go and feed the local machine at the arcade and try to shoot at aliens. For my Bar Mitzvah I received what I thought at the time was the latest technology. I received a watch that had Space Invaders on it!
Even though today you can listen or read a book on an iPad or play golf in your living room I am certain that the children of this generation will have similar memories of their childhood when they reflect back 30 years from now. Well I guess it’s time to head back to the future….
But before we do, below is the clip the just mesmerized me and many others. Between George Lucas and John Williams the magic was created. Only back then we had to wait a very long time for the next episode.