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I Listen to And/or Spin Vinyl Records

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, M Aug 12, 2013

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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, T 6 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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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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    :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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I COLLECT VIYNL RECORDS 1950----2000 eraHello , Love my Vinyl Records & have been collecting them from many years , I have over 4000 Albums & many are very Rare & first releases...
    RETROSOUNDS RETROSOUNDS 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I'm 31 years old and have been battling back problems for the last 15 years. It used to come on just once in awhile, a little pain in the lower back, some tingling down my right...
    jeneral3015 jeneral3015 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have lived with Spina Bifidafor the past 22 years, for the majority of that time I have seen my disability as a burden on my life because I wasn't 'normal' like everyone else. My...
    lukecampbell22 lukecampbell22 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Hi! I'm ugho and I'm a vinyl freak!
    ugho ugho 46-50, M Apr 2

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    Listening to now! Barry White is awesome.
    ugho ugho 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'm like addicted to music. If I'm not listening to music I'm either playing music or reading books. If I'm bored my solution straight away is 'listen to music' or 'read, read...
    sapphire0rock sapphire0rock 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    When ever I listen to music someone tells me to turn it down. I'm like t(•-•t)
    emotionalyana emotionalyana 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I grew up listening to Howling Wolf, The Temptations, The Spinners and groups like them. They were all before my time but it still is my favorite form of music. Some of those...
    micmer micmer 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Score! Had to go pee in a cup today. I won the routlette spin for a random drug test. Ditched the bus in favor of my husband's car for the ride over to the lab, so I had the radio...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I wrote this about two weeks ago. ____________________________________ So, basically, my school has the bell set up where it plays music and it gives you 1 minute to get to class...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    No matter how well you ready yourself, and no matter how hard you try to condition your mind before undergoing a life-changing operation... No one is ever prepared of the effects...
    grey019 grey019 31-35, M Mar 22

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    I played spin the bottle once... There were a lot of guys.... People were too drunk.... Two of my best male friends kissed me on the face.... Spin the bottle, not even once.
    catchphrasejones catchphrasejones 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I had a spinal fusion surgery from T-4 to L-5 6 months ago. The pain was pretty intense for the first few months. As of now, the pain is bearable but only if I take Percoset. The...
    babygirl8832 babygirl8832 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I played spin the bottle with a group of friends and ended up with a cold sore :/
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    I have been diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis and degenerative disc disease. Also I seem to have a bulging disc. My lower back is in a lot of pain. Meds and the epidural shots did not...
    markemark03 markemark03 51-55, M Mar 28

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    I have Spinal Stenosis. Was diagnosed two years ago. On bad days, it feels like a short circuit in my brain. Like the wires are live. It is all on the left side of my head. I have...
    jaml jaml 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I have spinal stenosis, degenerative disc and arthritis at L 4 and L5. Am allowed to have 3 shots for pain, then may be told that I need surgery. Am very leary of surgery, but...
    gibsoel gibsoel 66-70, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I am a good listener, but not a big talker. I always listen to everything that can be heard. Sometimes being a good listener can be so annoying. Since I live near the street, I...
    Rosycheeks27 Rosycheeks27 13-15 1 Response Mar 23

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    I'm much more of a listener than a talker. I used to be very shy. I was pretty much afraid to talk to people I didn't know because I never knew what to say to people. I was very...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    When I get that one song in my head , I throw on my headphones, & stop and listen to it over and over on repeat singing every word, meaning every lyric, with passion... I love...
    soitskindoflikeadiary soitskindoflikeadiary 16-17, F Mar 26

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    Listening to music, is like my therapy when I don't feel like talking to nobody. There is a song for everything. Whether I'm upset, happy, or I have something on my mind-listening...
    Knicksfan20 Knicksfan20 18-21, M Mar 27

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    i don't know what makes me keep listening yiruma playlist. it makes me cry everytime i listen to it. it's like i've been put in a box and i couldn't breath. My heart seems been...
    PuremaidenXacs PuremaidenXacs 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I have always been a good listener because I just can't talk due to a severe stutter. It's ironic because I can't tell my problems for others to listen to but I can write them like...
    scotlandgirl scotlandgirl 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    I like all the sub-genres of death metal such as grindcore, deathgrind and all that stuff. When I listen to grindcore i prefer earlier stuff such as napalm death and terrorizer. My...
    Annihilator99 Annihilator99 13-15, M Mar 19

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    It's actually kinda funny I rather listen and make someone feel better or if you're all like tell me the truth and nothing but the truth I will (but i wont be all harsh with it...
    omichio omichio 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I typed in the words "hip hop" in the search space in my iTunes library and am listening to songs that I have on my iTunes with rap in it. I originally put the word "rap" but then...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Mar 24

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    I dont really into jpop things but when i listening My Dimension, Dean Fujioka i think i fell in love with jpop but overall kpop is the most genre musik i listen to.its addicting!
    alicelynn alicelynn 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    “Learn to listen to your child as much as you expect them to listen to you”
    PsychicLisa PsychicLisa 26-30, F Mar 26

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    At school when people have problems they come to me because I have usually been though everything humanly possible and walked though it all in smiles because that's me I take...
    Meeppeep Meeppeep 16-17, M Mar 27

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    We increasingly live with all these smartphones and I always try to talk to girls who just coincidentally look at their phones while im talking to them. But thats not the whole...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis 16-17, M Mar 30

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    Will listen to anybody who wants to talk. More listening, less talking.
    DrKip DrKip 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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