Posted on August 21, 2005

Vinyl records are a big part of my youth.

I’m not, by any means, a vinyl fanatic, defending it’s superior sound quality over digital media as many do. In fact I’m quite a digital-media kind of person myself, as should be quite apparent from my weblog and my activities.

No, what drives my fondness for vinyl records is the memory of countless hours spent listening to them.

Cleaning them from dust before playing them, cueing the head on the track I wanted to listen to with great care, getting up every half-hour or so to turn the record over or to put a new one playing…

There was a time when all that was as familiar and a “matter-of-fact” kind of activity as putting on a CD nowadays.

Of course today I know of a lot of (very young) people who don’t know what a “record” is, much less an LP. Even more people know of records, but only as that media some DJs use and have never actually touched one. It’s fun to be an old geezer like that!

Anyway, I decided to put on some of my old records (yes, I do have an operational turn-table and it is really connected to my stereo) and make a video of it.

Don’t you just love the enthralling effect of a spinning vinyl record?


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