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I Listen to And/or Spin Vinyl Records

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    :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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've recently started getting back into vinyl. There has never before been a larger selection of quality new and reissue vinyl out there as of today since the major labels...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Well I've listened to this woman, she was having a bit of a problem and it was in a club/pub then she got to know me just by listening and that is a huge experience! After the...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    Ok... I'm 14 and I have grown up listening to heavy metal, I find it funny when my teachers ask me what music I grew up listening to and they are shocked when I list bands like...
    TheOutcastedPurdyGirl TheOutcastedPurdyGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    "Everyone is blessed with the ability to listen. The deaf will hear you with their eyes. The blind will see you with their hands. Let your heart fill their news-stands, Let them...
    caleb1059 caleb1059 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    I think my friends trust me easily because they know that I will listen to them and will give my input when they want it! Most of the time I love listening to people because I'm...
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 2 Responses 37 mins ago

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    Que? I hear you say? Don't try and impress me, it doesn't work! Ecoutes-moi! My spelling may suck at times, but I will listen to what I read that you write, my only ask is...
    Catram21 Catram21 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    The worst habit ever I sit and stare and nod my head but I don't listen and that gets me into so much trouble daily he he
    foreverby foreverby 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    "God" listens so you have the creators trait. Hey don't get me wrong, I believe the are many gods. You might not agree, but capricorns who are enlightened know, and when doubted by...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    I've listened to sooo many people it's part of me
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Strange thing, I like to listen to problems and help people fix them. But I feel if I ignore mine, they will go away.
    Brookiecookie2000 Brookiecookie2000 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Not really. I love to talk so I am a good conversationalist. But I do try to listen.
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 2 hrs ago

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    I love to listen to anything that's hardcore, because I love loud music. It just makes me wanna **** **** up!!! And grunge music is awesome too!!!
    TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I have Spina bifida myelomeningocele. It affects my L4 L5 region. I walk with the assistance of braces and I occasionally use my wheelchair. I don't know many people with Spina...
    HaleyP HaleyP 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    i can spin a basketball on any of my fingers even my thumb on my right hand. Then from my right hand i can put the ball on my left hand on any of my fingers easily, although i have...
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I have many things wrong with my back and work for a demanding company. I have two kids and refuse to let pain rule my life. I went for laminectomy surgery and found out that ill...
    tpike88 tpike88 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    About three months ago I stumbled upon a video of some "flow warriors", which are people using flow toys (such as poi, rope dart, hula hoops, meteor, etc.) and I instantly fell in...
    RenoWoods RenoWoods 18-21, M Jul 11

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    Everyone deserves to have someone listen to them. I didn't always think like that though, I used to be one of those annoying people who would try to give you unsolicited advice...
    thejc thejc 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I'm a great listener. I've always done it with everyone else, so why not utilize this skill and just listen to people who just want to rant or something? So I leave this open. I...
    shadowsrain13 shadowsrain13 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I always thought that I was a good listener, especially since I was, and still am, the go to person for my friends when they have problems. However i really learned the value of...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    I believe that I'm an excellent listener. I'm approached on many occasions by friends and family who seek me out to listen to their tales. I'm perfectly fine with it. Even if all I...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    The more I talk, the more I say, the less people listen. I can sit perfectly still all day and never make a peep and everyone wants to know what is wrong, (or at least the best...
    Momma1985 Momma1985 26-30, F Jul 21

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    I've listened and watched, most of my life. That's how I know I'm a good listener, all I do is listen.
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Not that it's a problem, it's just, sometimes I think what it'd be like if I didn't have such a wide range of likes for music, like, I was more particular of what I listened to. I...
    TheAudio TheAudio 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Listening to A.K.A. Jennifer Lopez new album. Has some really good songs on it. Take a listen if you get a chance. Spotify will let you listen to the whole album.
    Iyaha Iyaha 56-60, F Jun 30

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