Yeah. And those little yellow 45 record thingies.
Been an extraordinarily long day. I’m weary. I feel old. And then I stumble across this:
I had an old boombox that loved to eat tapes. I found putting an eraser end on the back of the pencil helped the grippiness immensely.
So yeah, I get the connection.
Found by way of NewMexiKen and source is here.