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I Listen to And/or Spin Vinyl Records

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    :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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I bought a crosley record player from the US, where i live the electricity is 240v and adaptor was 110v, when i plugged it in it worked for like 10 seconds and then it stopped, i...
    FenderACDC FenderACDC 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Though what i say may not be important and when im ****** up it may be slurred and when im sad it may be broken by sobsand wheni want to die it may be cold but if you can hear what...
    tylerkleewilliams tylerkleewilliams 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    Right now this is my jam!! i love this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFy--HL-XTM Slash- The Dissident Listen to it! NOW! Hurry!.. R u listening to it yet?! Come on...
    HojaCaida HojaCaida 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    I am not listening to Sam smith "stay with me"
    Regretiam Regretiam 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I've forgotten to whine about how I spend more time finding an experience group I know is there than posting experiences... Oh well.This song's little different from most of the...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 7 hrs ago

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    I got my wheel a few months back. She's a 1970s Ashford Traditional and I named her Molly. She's simple (single treadle, single speed flyer) but works beautifully. I love spinning...
    crochetedgirl crochetedgirl 22-25, F a week ago

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    First week of college, and yeah, we were all sober. It was very consensual- the "spinee" got to choose where the kiss went, so it was almost always on the cheek. Except I landed...
    graduallyventuring graduallyventuring 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I have had to develop good listening skills, and it has taken nearly all my life up to this point. Listening is about being totally present, being in their world while the person...
    Cpaz33 Cpaz33 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I love it. I have listened since I was a teenager to Christian rock and I am 37. Many radical Christians feel like that stuff is bad. I can see their point. They feel like since...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I have been really upset lately. My friends, they talk on and on and I listen. But when I talk, nobody's listening. I just need someone to talk to. I don't feel comfortable talking...
    Skxo Skxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Some people listen passively... waiting to be entertained. Some people listen competitivly... fighting for every point. Some people listen uncritically... accepting...
    REInvNJ REInvNJ 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 18

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    i always like to listen other people and i am sure i am good listener. i listen them without judging them.
    berealistic811 berealistic811 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    I like to listen to a wide range of music. It varies from Swedish House Mafia to Green Day. Although I love to listen to Kiss Fm radio station. It consists of current chart music...
    RobLife RobLife 16-17, M Sep 2

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    August Alsina is my go to music .....love him hes so sensual an sexy ..hes all i listen too....him and trey songs.....smh thats another story...most of the time im all over...
    amie26 amie26 31-35, F Sep 6

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    The ScientistI've been hearing this song a lot lately. I know it's not anything extraordinary for me to state this, but I love Coldplay. I've been listening to them much more...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    One of my only escapes in this world is listening to music. Sometimes there'll be like three or four songs that I put on my iPod that ill listen to for a very long time. Right now...
    Leosbaby0311 Leosbaby0311 16-17, F Sep 9

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    i like to listen, it's the only way to learn. i don't mind being a sounding board for someone who wants to vent. i think we all need someone to just listen at times, no input...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 18

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    We all want somebody to listen to us. Sometimes people come to me and and just talk and I'm ok with that. I'm not the most wise and well traveled of persons to ask advice from, but...
    Miles222 Miles222 26-30, M Sep 1

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    Heyo its Kato and im back to listen to anyone in need of a chat for adivce or a hug or anything i can help with ^^ remember i got too large ears to listen what you have to say no...
    KatoKangaroo KatoKangaroo 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    yes i learned to speak german with english when i was born so i love the culture too. dont judge me yes i listen to deutsch heavy metal. i love the song mein land and also the song...
    Matthew224 Matthew224 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I have an imaginary boyfriend that I see when I listen to these songs. Is it ok to listen to love songs even though you've never been inlove and is an Imaginary boyfriend normal, I...
    Emmilly Emmilly 18-21 1 Response Sep 13

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    When I'm upset I listen to music as there is no other solution. I just cry..nothing turns out the way I want. Listening to music is better.....
    Jetsel Jetsel 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    When my wife left, I wanted to make sure that it was not me that ended the relationship. I went on to study psychology and have two certifications in life coaching and I completed...
    FrankK70 FrankK70 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 17

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    I am not as good as I would like to be, but I am getting better. When I catch myself, interrupting someone, I apologize and ask them to continue. I already know what I think, if I...