I've wanted to start this blog for weeks! So glad to finally share my vinyl tales, nightmares, tips, etc. Now, I'm no vinyl expert. I'm a casual fan who is figuring things out as I go, so I welcome your expertise if you have a tip for me. Let's get started.
<<Me ever so carefully trying to set the needle down on a record for the first time in years. News flash: It was not graceful.>>
I've always had a love for music on vinyl. My Dad had a huge stereo with these ridiculously gigantic headphones & wooden speakers in our basement when I was I growing up. It was hooked up to a radio tuner & a record player. He had a healthy range of artists on vinyl, so I was exposed to Led Zeppelin, The Police, Fleetwood Mac, Weird Al... just a bizarre smattering of talented people all doing great music. I have great memories of sitting down in that basement, putting those headphones on, and getting lost in the music. I couldn't even tell you the number of times I dazed out and awoke to the sound of the needle bouncing at the end of a record.
A couple of years ago, I convinced my Dad to give me his vinyl collection. They'd been sitting for over a decade in his entertainment center untouched. Now, you have to remember, I was a kid when I first listened to some of these - so... I'm not expecting them to be in shape for a serious collector. It's more nostalgia and the thrill of cleaning them off one by one to see which ones still play, sound decent.
For Christmas 2013 I was gifted a turn table. I've finally been able to take these vinyls out of storage and start cleaning & going through them. Which brings me to the next blog in this series...How to Clean & Why to Clean Vinyl.
Stop back soon & tweet me anytime @LUce_Wheel
<<What I was listening to while I wrote this blog. Easily has become my favorite live performance from them & Pearl Jam has released a sh*t ton of performances on .>>