This is my trendy dad’s vinyl long playing collection of all genres! He has kept the albums stored in alphabetical order, so it’s easy to track say a Rolling Stones or a Woodstock. He made local record stores happy everyday, yes, everyday for so many years..
I grew up singing Happy Talk from the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific broadway musical til I got crazy learning the hustle steps from the Van McCoy dance instructional. I’m still in cloud nine, reliving the days of analog music. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel would go on and on. For photography purposes, I can’t lift the vinyl out, or my dad will freak out.
There are good signs that vinyl is making a comeback. Motherboard reports that LP sales climbed 32 percent in 2013 (read full story here). “Observers think the vinyl resurgence is fueled by hipster newcomers and nostalgic fans returning to the fold,” says this report at Mercury News.
On why vinyl? This documentary says it all. You’ll hear the words warm, physical and tangible repeatedly. It’s a whole lifestyle I guess.
I planned on making a wax wall at one point. Using wood glue, cleaning vinyl records can be easy, I just found out. The covers are pure art.
His turntable is a newer Technics, the speakers are Sansui and the amplifier a Sony. Check out the warm sound of vinyl in these two vids.
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