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I Listen to And/or Spin Vinyl Records

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    This Is Fun

    I still have a turntable set up and like to get out the old vinyl record and give them a spin. The crackles and pops you normally hear are all part of the enjoyment.
    Chance101 Chance101 41-45 Feb 19, 2009

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    Love It!

    There is something about vinyl that just makes me feel good...the crackle? I don't know. . .   I have a massive collection...shelves of it.... Anything from Zappa to Yes to Ella Fitzgerald. . .   I even like putting the needle down...the sound it makes...
    DeutschBag DeutschBag 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2008

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    Spin Baby!

    first, let me say that i happy that i am not the only one out there with vinyl in their music collection. love love love the sound of vinyl.  guess i never grew out it.  there is a guy with a booth at a flea market that i try to hit up.  he has a lot of stuff...
    merisszzilla merisszzilla 36-40, F Mar 13, 2009

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    1987 To Present

    Crappy photo taken with my old cell phone. I got my first record player in 1987.  I was four years old, and it was a little plastic portable toy of a record player, but it played 33s and 45s.  Later that year, I got a hand-me-down stereo system when my parents bought a new...
    DoctorBastardo DoctorBastardo 31-35, M Aug 12, 2013

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    Vinyl Records

    I love to listen to my vinyl. I enjoy shopping in used record stores for albums I don't have.  By now I probably have several thousand albums.  The analog vinyl recors seem to have so much more character than the digital CD's.The vinyl titles seem much brighter and have better...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Jul 23, 2012

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    Best Sound

    Once I was able to afford a high end stereo I wasn't quite happy with the sound of the re-mastered cd's.  I was talked into getting a turntable and got hooked.  The sound from the album had real depth and it was clear to me that this was the sound I was missing...
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 4 Responses May 28, 2009

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    My Collection Of Vinyl Is From The 60's To The 80's. 400 Records Deep.

    I spin them every weekend, there is no replacing the sound.
    Alasandra Alasandra 51-55, F 5 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    I Love Going to Garage Sales For Old Records

        I've had a record player since I was in kindergarten. I used to come home from school and lay on the floor next to the record player and listen to classical. I was with out one for a while until I found one at goodwill. It's great my mom and aunt gave me all of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 15, 2008

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    :d

    I just bought one last week :) I love it so muche!! it's so much nicer than a cd player
    BeInTwoMinds BeInTwoMinds 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2012

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    New to Vinyl and Loving It!

    I recently picked up a used Rega turntable, and music has moved from something in the background to something I actively do.  The sound is better than cd, and I'm a sucker for ritual.
    mrgrahm mrgrahm 31-35, M Oct 25, 2007

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    Flip the Album Over

    A nice sunday afternoon and taking out the old vinyl.  A great way to spend a lazy afternoon. Nice tall glass of ice tea and great vinyl on the turntable.  Memories.........................
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2009

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    Recommend Me A Player

    I have listened to records my whole life I'm only 21 but I never even bought a cassette till I was 11. I still am using my first record player, a shameful orange and brown little tikes, but it works so I am not parting with it. I ust to have a great collection but growing up my...
    iameffystonem iameffystonem 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2011

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    Rock On, Gold Dust Woman

    My life has been chronicled through music. For every period in my life, I was listening to particular genre of music. I would shift back and forth between genres. The most profound periods of my life were spent listening to Classic Rock, Alternative 80's (Joy Division, The Cure...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    More Junk Shop Finds

    Yes i am into music in a big way and i am always in the junk shops going through the old boxes of music...i am looking for a particular record ive found many a good album for 50p. I am currently seeking a record called dance across the floor by jimmy 'bo' horne..
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    Vinyl Is the Best

    I collect all kinds of old things from before i was born. I have been intriqued by records for i guess about five years now. The album art got me collecting, but the sound got me hooked to listening too.  It's like being at a concert and u can really feel the...
    CheezyYumYums CheezyYumYums 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2007

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    Member 170 here! I love the ritual of pulling

    the album from the sleeve, placing it on the turntable, lifting the arm and placing it J U S T R I G H T where it needs to be...analog beats digital any day!
    SweetPeaLove SweetPeaLove 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    Why?

    Because i ust can't find any of the good stuff on cd!Where is Fripp and Eno?Where did Zappa go?Nowhere to be seen,so i keep those lp's spinning and treasure them for it's all that's left of some of the best (as i see it) artists who ever lived!
    illiona illiona 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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    Making Them Into Cd's

    I am in the ptocess right nowof taking my almost 300 records and puting themin to files I can put on CD's.You still get the crackle and pop but on a smaller disc. It is fun to listen to the old albims. Nothnign like a 12 inch record and allthe album art.
    Mejoe Mejoe 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    A Lifelong Dream

    It has been said at one point or another “anything is possible”. It has also been said that “your dreams are what you make of it”. A line from a famous song declared that “if your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme”. Where am I going with those? Just...
    Renaissance68 Renaissance68 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    I Love Lp's!

    I know vinyls aren't used much anymore but I love them, the crackle, the art, they have so much more charactor the CD's and especially MP3 format. My fave is an interview with Jimmy Page. It is a picture record. A different pic of Jimmy on each side. It is a bit hard to listen...
    PurpleUmbrella PurpleUmbrella 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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    Vinyl-y Goodness!

    I've been listening to vinyl on and off for about a decade and while I'm not particularly active in acquiring vinyl, I love the thrill of coming home with something.  I almost excusively buy vinyl from thrift stores and antique malls and I generally look for some...
    Blackmetalukulele Blackmetalukulele 26-30, M Jan 24, 2009

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    Love

    my record collection is by no means huge, but i'm enamored with my 200 albums. i've yet to even begin to take inventory on my 45s... they're innumerable. nothin better than layin across the bed with a lil linda ronstadt or blondie or louis or ella orrrr...
    tiffthomp45694 tiffthomp45694 18-21, F Dec 5, 2008

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    Spin Spin Sugar

    when im tidying my house i like to play some of my old vinyls. Then i will sing hard and dance a little so i feel alive and know my blood is pumping. When i finish tidying it all goes quiet again. My neighbour laughs she said she was surprised the first time she heard me, but...
    queenlion queenlion 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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    It's Coming Back!

    More and more albums are being released on vinyl these days, and I am thrilled. Admittedly I'd be more thrilled if they were a wee bit cheaper, but hey, it's a start, right? I'm also addicted to the equipment. Consoles are my favourite, with the exception on my Sansui...
    Verence Verence 26-30 Mar 13, 2009

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    My First Records ...

    The very first record I ever bought was a 45 - Elton John and Kiki Dee 'Don't Go Breakin My Heart'. Hilarious when I think of it now. The first full album I bought  was 'Frampton Comes Alive'. I have 3 older brothers and 3 older sisters so there was a ton of records in the house...
    dyslecix dyslecix 46-50, M Jul 22, 2011

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    Take Me Back

    Within the past two or three years I started to look on the Internet some old 45 RPM vinyls made by a relative of mine who during his 35 year career had made over 109 singles and six albums. Recording with companies like Decca, Columbia, Mercury , Chess, date and Coral records...
    zorbas zorbas 56-60, M Aug 12, 2011

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    Joshua8482nix5 Joshua8482nix5 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I like to listen to real music when my heart feels cold, things like Bob Marley, Kate Bush, 70s country (yes, you, Tammy Wynnette!!) especially because I listen to these on vinyl...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Oasis is literally my life. blink-182 is my soul owner. I have the passion to put a Red Hot Chili Peppers vinyl on the record player and just vibe.
    chronicxo chronicxo 16-17, F Nov 27

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    had to use toilet at hungry jacks n guys was locked i was told by the girl serving to use the girls it will be ok.....i did n just sat there n heard door open n then in cubical...
    wetpantiesluver wetpantiesluver 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I love listening to music! :). I enjoy listening to BOTH versions of the classic pop-rock song "Working my way back to you"-the 1960's version, done by Frankie Valli & The Four...
    jrhanold jrhanold 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Just gonna stand there and watch me burn But that's alright because I like the way it hurts Just gonna stand there and hear me cry But that's alright because I love the way you lie...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Just laying here listening to music all day and night, because I have no life........ and I'm okay with that
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    I've been listening to film scores from different movies on Pandora and I have a few that I love to bits. Here are a few that I really enjoy: 1) The Lone Ranger theme film 2013 2...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Welcome To Night Vale is the greatest podcast ever. Shout out to my Tumblr friends for making me listen to it:)
    BetterWithThree BetterWithThree 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    It's like I'm talking to a brick wall. Almost as if I don't exist at all. I don't know what's worse, people who don't listen, or people with selective hearing. I'd at least love to...
    alexis3000 alexis3000 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I think police should have access to criminal records across state lines. I was arrested because we visited a state next to ours and the police had no way to check - to see I had...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 6

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    I was electrocuted 21/2 years ago, fell and broke my spine in 3 places. I had to have a spinal fusion from t-9 to t-11 with a titanium cage. The cage shifted and the edge is...
    kidkilowatt kidkilowatt 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I absolutely love spinning! The longest I did a spinning session was for an hour, loved it :) I got a spinning bike for my birthday lol so I can do it more often now! :)
    xsignorinax xsignorinax 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Spina Bifida a birth defect of the spine that occurs when the baby's spine fails to close during the first month of pregnancy.
    TheKillerShot25 TheKillerShot25 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    Hello everybody. My name is Heidy. I have spina bifida, (lipomyelomeningocele.) I am in my early twenties and it definitely has been an interesting journey. When I was born my...
    heidyh heidyh 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    3 pm on my feet and staggering Through misplaced words and a sinking feeling I got carried away Sick, Sick of sleeping on the floor Another night another score I'm jaded, bottles...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Nov 24

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    I had a spinal fusion many years ago when I was 18. I had severe scoliosis. About a 50 degree curvature. Long story short(The longer version being how scary it was and the fact...
    AvgDudeJ AvgDudeJ 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I just started, lit them up for the first time. Been spinning poi for a little while now. Loved the feeling of making a warm field around myself out in the cold.
    CrowCypher CrowCypher 18-21, M Dec 2

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    Talking about the philosopher, of course. I wish I could have chilled with him. He thinks in much the same way as I do, and I really, really like how he composes and presents his...
    Quiche5 Quiche5 18-21, M Dec 7

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    "Jazz... isn't that just a series of mistakes diguised as musical composition?” —David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel the same way as all of you, that no one listens or takes me seriously or even if they do they're pretending and full o crap, even my supposed good friends and family...
    Aybawt Aybawt 31-35 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I usually get shushed when talking about anything that I like or am interested in. Yet I still listen while my friends talk about their favourite music or game or person. When I...
    rirxalri rirxalri 16-17, F Dec 1

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