Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Vinyl Record Day 2008: Five Things You Can't Do With MP3's

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The great site, The Hits Just Keep On Comin' is celebrating Vinyl Day 2008 and has asked bloggers to write on the important topic of vinyl recordings

Here's the best Vinyl moments in my record collecting life, experiences i'm sure everyone shares to some degree and ones that are just not possible with mp3's

1. Discovering Your Christmas Present is Ten Records Under Your Parent's Bed (age 13)

Yes, when i was thirteen I will finally admit to hunting for my presents and being overjoyed by finding Deep Purple Made in Japan, Alice Cooper Goes to Hell, Elton John Single Man and Tumbleweed Connection, Wilson Picket's Greatest Hits, Blood Seat and Tears, Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous and more. I gave them a list but never thought they would do it. Better than finding a file of itunes downloads by a long shot

2. Sitting in an Armchair With the Sgt Pepper's Cover While You Listen (age 18)

It's amazing how this adds to the musical experience, just looking at the people on the front,reading the lyrics, feeling the album....

3. Showing Off Your Music Collection When a Girl Comes Back to Your Place (age 21)

It doesnt really work if you ask her to come to the computer while you show her your mp3 files. Leave a few choice covers accidentally in your lounge room (maybe Leonard Coen, maybe Vaughn Williams or Miles Davis)

4. Taking My Children to the Second Hand Record Shop to Buy Ten Albums Each With a $20 Dollar Note (age 42)

Yes, we came away with the eclectic mix of three Beatles albums, Wings, Mary Poppins, ELO Out of the Blue, The Wiggles, Black Sabbath Paranoid, America, Eagles Greatest Hits, Abba and Keith Jarrett The Koln Concert, etc

5. Finding Lost Heavy Psychedelia (age 43)

Recently bought Sir Lord Baltimore, The Move, Egg, Atomic Rooster and Quatermass albums at a hole in the wall specialist record shop. Beats torrent files anyday

Got any of your own ?

3 comments:

The RIpple Effect said...

Great memories. My best memory starts at age 8 buying my first vinyl with my own money (Jim Croce) followed by my first wild experiment at age 12 (Foghat Live). At age 15 I started a weekly habit of digging through the discount bins of every record store I could find, buying familiar or unknown albums for a dollar. Needless to say, I have a lot of vinyl!

Racer
The Ripple Effect
www.ripplemusic.blogspot.com

Devil Dick said...

. Showing Off Your Music Collection When a Girl Comes Back to Your Place (age 21)

It doesnt really work if you ask her to come to the computer while you show her your mp3 files. Leave a few choice covers accidentally in your lounge room (maybe Leonard Coen, maybe Vaughn Williams or Miles Davis)

This still works at any age!!!

as long as you have a cool chicky babe who's into good music and overthe age of 20....

heh...

Cheers!
dd

Anonymous said...

and you can't roll a joint on an MP3.