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Reflections on Solid State Neon Faces

Stephen K. Peeples, RePlay, 1 November 1977

SEATED AT A back table near the Golden Rooster's alleyway exit, my eyes fix a stare on the joint's '50s neon face (jukebox). Thirty years from now, when a pair of glasses will be needed to fix a stare on anything, someone will be ensconced in a warehouse poring over rare '50s parts and making thousands keeping the ol' dinosaurs alive. They're tomorrow's twelve-selection Wurlitzers, and they'll be programmed with scratchy copies of Waylon's latest single.

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