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Ebay, Store & Vinyl

Hi,

A few weeks ago I was feeling stressed and generally in need of cheering up. Well i spent a few hours on ebay and visiting a local store beverly records. The point of this exercise was to purchase vinyl for my recent revival, however this vinyl was not purchsed with any view to the musical quality it was strictly purchased on emotion and memories of teenage days playing records on a cheap old record player.

Well now a good few weeks later Ive received the albums and have to suggest that this is something that everyone should do. Just set aside a reasonable but not ridiculous amount ( in my case $300 ) and buy music on pure emotion with no view to audiohile quality, this collection of obscure material has been an incredible jouney into my musical past.

So when you need cheering up, dont think about, dont analyze it, just do it !!!

Alan

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Re: Ebay, Store & Vinyl

I bought my first Beatles album there 1967-1970, or as many people call it "The Blue Album."

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it was strictly purchased on emotion and memories of teenage days playing records on a cheap old record player.

Alan,

What happened to the originals? I am guessing you might have gotten rid of them (although I am hoping you didn't). Happily that is not mistake I made, in fact on the contrary a couple of friends actually gave me their records (we're only talking 30-40 btw) when they replaced them with CDs. I almost feel guilty about it now (although it was at their initiative) and wonder when one of them is going to come to me asking for them back! For me records aren't just consumer goods, they are personal effects like letters or photos, essential momentos of places, times, girlfriends etc. In that context it actually feels pretty strange sitting there with somebody else's!

Some of my oldest records are sounding pretty ropey (unlike most of my father's mostly far older vinyl), and some of them bear horrendous scars from drunken university cueing accidents. However, when the mid-life crisis sets in they are just what the doctor ordered!

Looking forward to getting my new tt so I can spin One Step Beyond, Cool for Cats, Outlandos d'Amour, The Scream, London Calling, ...

Can't wait!

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...buy music on pure emotion with no view to audiophile quality...

God, yes! Great music that you love is 96,500 times better than music you don't care about played at the highest fidelity.

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...buy music on pure emotion with no view to audiophile quality...

God, yes! Great music that you love is 96,500 times better than music you don't care about played at the highest fidelity.

Amen. Perhaps even 100,000 times better.

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Amen. Perhaps even 100,000 times better.


Hmmmm...

I think this crosses the line into hyperbole.

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