Bowers & Wilkins, the venerable, blue-blood British firm is betting that its latest creation, the T7, a portable Bluetooth speaker the size of an old school common transistor radio (9 inches wide and 2 inches thick) may spark the spiritual resurrection of those gadgets and ghetto blasters
of yore--albeit, without losing their aristocratic mien in the process.
We can see now that the big ghetto blasters
, carried mostly by blacks and Hispanics, and the tiny Walkmans, carried mostly by whites, were cultural prophecies of the portable heart, alternatively booming or whispering their life-asserting beat.
So now I can't help picturing Camilla in her crocheted Rasta cap stirring up bubbling pans with the ghetto blaster
pumping out Bob's greatest hits.
BACK in the 1980s you were no one unless you had 12 inch versions of the coolest songs blarring out of your ghetto blaster
. This ''definitive 12 inch collection'' of 38 hits on three discs is a splendid reminder of the decade style forgot although, in truth, many of the tracks are just slightly extended versions of the originals.
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The giveaway is an optional ghetto blaster
style radio which swings down from the tailgate.
As I was going in wrestle, or box, I could hear the sound of rock roll coming from a ghetto blaster
, from some members of the Tyne & Wear Rock 'n' Roll Society, and there was also the roar of the crowd."
Did you know that a typical iron contains enough steel to make 13 food cans, or that the plastic recovered from a Ghetto Blaster
could make 267 yoghurt pots?
In 1983, Malcolm guested on my Radio Clyde show to promote his album Duck Rock, wielding a huge graffitied ghetto blaster
with fake buffalo horns.
I WAS FORTUNATE enough to get on George Galvez' good side back in 2003 at Berkeley park, while he blared a mixtape of Steely Dan and Cannibal Corpse on his ghetto blaster
and tore through corner pocket 5-0s.
Anderson then got on stage in a dodgy gold bikini, high heels with a massive 80s-style hairdo, and a ghetto blaster
My ghetto blaster
was primed with all the music we needed for dancing.