I’m not one to shirk technology. I have my share of CDs and DVDs and whatnot. I draw the line at mp3 players, though. No matter how hard friends and family try to make me adapt to the changing times, I still can’t get used to downloading my favorite music to a portable player with earbud attachments.
Hell, the Walkman™ was an issue for me.
Anyway, one thing I never outgrew was my deep appreciation for vinyl. No, not the wearable kind. I’m talking about LPs, 78’s, good old fashioned records. I still own a turntable, and have most of my dad’s LP collection from the 70’s (Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, baby!), plus boxes of LP’s dating back to the 40’s. Most of those I got at a blind auction decades ago for $5. Best buy EVAH. I still have the very first album I ever owned: Asia by Asia. It was a birthday gift from a friend, and still one of my favorite things.
One thing that always bothered me was leaving them propped up in a shelf. Seemed a shame to hide the album artwork, so I managed to convince Hubby to take me to the Swedish Junk Place to get some frames for them, and I finally got around to hanging them up where I wanted.
90125, Synchronicity, American Pie, Tubular Bells (special pressing), Outer Space Inner Mind, Asia, Eye in the Sky, and abacab. I wanted to set up the turntable under the albums but Rockband stuff is a bit bulkier than I expected. Also, not mine, so don’t judge.
One day I hope to do a mirror image of that with the classical albums, if I have room. At least it fills up an awkward space in the bonus room. Of course, it also brings attention to the crack in the wall. Something else to get fixed soon.
And I will patch it up, while listening to Leonard Nimoy 🙂
October 7th, 2015 at 10:31 AM
wow we have similar tastes. I have a “music room” (the kids call it “the guitar room” bc I have a bunch of guitars and basses hanging on the wall)…and I also have framed vinyl on the walls. I have Asia Aqua, Turn of a Friendly Card from APP, and Marillion’s Script for a Jester’s Tear!
October 7th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Ok, that’s cool bordering on creepy. I’m calling it a win 😀
Alpha, Astra, Aqua were awesome. Phoenix was….ok. I need to put Ammonia Avenue up as well. And my Steve Miller Band LP’s. I am running out of room in my head already 😀
October 7th, 2015 at 11:03 AM
Kid, if you can hang on to your old records and still play them, more power to ya.
October 7th, 2015 at 11:10 AM
October 7th, 2015 at 3:26 PM
I am so pissed that I sold all my vinyl in college for cigarette and beer money :(((
I really didn’t think about the future value of any of it at age 18.
October 7th, 2015 at 9:08 PM
And this is what thrift stores are for: to find repentance 🙂
October 7th, 2015 at 4:08 PM
That’s an awesome idea!
October 7th, 2015 at 9:08 PM
Wanted to do it for a long time and FINALLY did it 😀
October 7th, 2015 at 5:26 PM
that is a great idea. I still have my vinyl but my other half found a program to convert vinyl to CD which i’ve since put on the laptop and downloaded to the mp3 player. (with offspring’s help) I love the Alan parsons’ Project especially Eye in the Sky.
Nothing will equal the sound of vinyl but it is great to have a gigantic music collection for any mood in a device smaller than a playing card.
October 7th, 2015 at 9:09 PM
Heh, size sometimes matters 😀
October 7th, 2015 at 5:54 PM
That’s really cool. And you have good taste in music. 🙂
I haven’t listened to any of my vinyl in years. Some day I’ll have to break out my LPs and fire up the turntable… provided it still works.
October 7th, 2015 at 9:10 PM
I was surprised to find so many places still provide needles and such for turntables. Found a guy who refurbishes them at the flea market, too 🙂