I'm turning 45.
45 is so many things to me.
It was the speed limit for the stretch of road I lived on when I grew up.
It was the smaller size of a record.. that was the one you bought when you only knew the one song and couldn't buy the whole album...
It sounds like middle age to me... ...but I won't dwell on that.
I like the idea of the record. You see the 45 was the single that they released when they knew they'd have a hit (or hoped). And for every 45 that had a hit on side A there was always another song on Side B.
And so here I am standing and looking at 45 wondering whether I've just lived through Side A or Side B and whether the years that have passed have been the Hit or the extra song that didn't get much airplay.