Listening to the Record Machine

13 Jan

A while back, I received a cool present from my wife. She gave a turntable that belonged to her dad to me. It was awesome, and I went out to buy some records. However, there was a problem. The turntable did not come with speakers, and it is difficult to listen to records without speakers.

This Christmas, my wife doubled up on her great gift-giving abilities by getting the speakers.img_2221

We have been listening to records ever since. Some people have told us that sitting around listening to records is a sign of old age. However, we know that is not true. Sitting around listening to records now is the same as when people sat around listening to records in years past. It is cool.

In the weeks after getting the speakers, the record collection has grown to include the following.

Lynyrd Skynyrd – (pronounced ‘leh-nerd ‘skin-nerd)

The Eagles – Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975

The Eagles – Hotel California

Robbie Robertson – Robbie Robertson

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold as Love

Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon

Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes – Live at the Greek

Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser – Wanted! The Outlaws

Heart – Dreamboat Annie

Carole King – Tapestry

Ramin Djawadi – Game of Thrones

Here is the deal. If you want to find me, then you can find me listening to the record machine.

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8 Responses to “Listening to the Record Machine”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong January 13, 2017 at 04:17 #

    My friends in the audio biz tell me that vinyl and turntables are coming back. Congratulations. What a great couple of gifts!

    • Rick January 13, 2017 at 04:23 #

      Thanks. It seems that vinyl is trend.

  2. Liz January 13, 2017 at 04:43 #

    I love the sound of vinyl. I remember having to put a coin on the turntable arm to keep the needle from skipping. My very first vinyl purchase: The Beatles: 1967-1970. My most-played: Joni Mitchell, Court & Spark. I was maybe in 3rd or 4th grade when they were released.

    • Ellen January 13, 2017 at 06:32 #

      My first credit purchase was a stereo, which at the time was a turntable with speakers (and possibly an 8-track which i didn’t use). I made my monthly payments and listened to Carly Simon No Secrets and Anticipation, and Joni Mitchell Court and Spark and Neil Diamond Hot August Night. I also listened to my mother complain so I borrowed some Black Sabbath from a friend to show her what I could have been subjecting her to. I still have all my albums packed away in the basement.

      • Rick January 14, 2017 at 03:23 #

        Hold on to them. I must admit that I am a big fan of Black Sabbath. However, we are listening to Carole King as I type.

    • Rick January 14, 2017 at 03:22 #

      That’s an awesome tidbit about the coin. Nothing sounds quite like music on vinyl.

  3. jcalberta January 13, 2017 at 23:09 #

    That’s a sweet list. I’ve got most every one of those on digital except Ramin Djawadi – Game of Thrones. Have to check that out on YouTube.

    I had a Lenco L75 turntable in the old days. It was very good. Might be considered junk now? Tech continues to improve everything. I still have a bunch of old LPs in excellent condition that I think might be valuable some day? Streisand, Sinatra and the like. But probably not.

    • Rick January 14, 2017 at 03:24 #

      I have a bunch of digital stuff, too. However, I am not sure it sounds as good as vinyl.

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