I know I've written here before that I remember the first time I fell in love with the music of The Eagles. It was 1976 and if I close my eyes I can see my oldest brother setting the needle down on his new turntable to hear Hotel California for the very first time. If I focus on that moment, we were in his room. I can see his bright yellow t-shirt... Then, he simply dropped the needle. The rest is history.
I think I have been very fortunate to have had a mother that embraced vinyl, as well as to have lived within a generation where some of the best music of all time was produced.
My mother was extremely proud of her collection of 78's and 33 1/3 albums. Yours, truly? At best, I was always glued to a sparse 45rpm budget. One at a time with big breaks in between purchases.
As I got older, my money went toward the purchase of a walkman and the trusty cassette tape, then its CD compatible counterpart, eventually graduating to downloading. Yes, I also have a satellite radio subscription and a kick ass pair of computer speakers should I like to watch and listen on YouTube BUT...
The honest truth is that vinyl owned my childhood my will always have my heart.
|We've just acquired more than 600 vintage vinyl records. It's going to be a GREAT summer!|
TAKEN: MARCH 26TH, 2016