For Christmas my daughter wanted …a record player! How bizarre. In this day of ipods (which she has) and downloadable music of amazing quality, she decided that what she really, really wanted was VINYL! So we found this little beauty by Numark which plays 45’s, 33’s and 78’s (remember those?), and can also digitise the records so that you can convert them into files for the computer. We had a really lovely Christmas morning listening to some of our old records, which we had wrapped up for her, and teaching her how to use it. What a blast from the past.
The singles which adorned the wall of my workroom as seen in this post
have subsequently also been snaffled by my daughter. I asked her what was it that she liked about the records so much and she said that it’s the noise that you hear when the stylus first touches the record, as well as all the artwork.I have been re-living my youth – my disco diva phase with “The Jacksons”, my rock chick phase with “Rainbow” and “Queen”, my teenage angst with “Blondie”, and my college years with “Echo and the Bunnymen”, “Soul to Soul” and the fantastic, and still listening to him, now “Bowie” . I wish that I had saved more of them..