Sound & Vision Redux

The sun shined brightly, the grinding bite of winter was no longer aloft, and the parking lot at The Emporium of Postmodern Activities blossomed with vintage film, hi-fi, and vinyl. Through the eyes of a casual observer it appeared as if another Saturday flea market was taking place, but for the informed who had gathered, there was reason to celebrate, for the season of Sound and Vision had arrived. Despite the ravages of the long, hard, Southern California winter, this year’s harvest proved to be just as crisp, rich, fresh, and delicious as the last, as the stalls overflowed with an abundance of formerly high tech offerings. While the people perused, entertainment came courtesy of Deus Ex Machina’s own with Mikey offering up vinyl samplings of what most would consider “funk” and Jenny spinning her favorite LPs of decades past, from country music of the 50s to obscure doo-wop, and pop of the 60s, 70s and 80s. The mood was light. The beer was cold. The smiles were wide. The atmosphere on the day was fit for the gift of sound and vision.