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I Listen to And/or Spin Vinyl Records

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 190 People

    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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    :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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    Some recent additions to our auction

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    000spinauctionsdotcom 000spinauctionsdotcom 51-55, M Jun 6

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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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    Who else enjoys looking at vinyl record labels

    or picture covers ? CDs just don't do it for me. Particularly since my eyesight's not what it used to be :)spinauctions dot com 
    000spinauctionsdotcom 000spinauctionsdotcom 51-55, M May 28

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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 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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    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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    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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    to Laur3n, my fellow funkateer.

    get your groove on girl :)
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    so many people think that the voice in your head is out to hurt you. I find that it is who I truly am. when I listen to it I find that it shares more. if I have a hard question I...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    my best friend never listen to me and never response me as I reponse or give advice to her problems I listen to her but she dont
    neha66228 neha66228 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I listen to everyone and nobody wants to listen to me or ask me about my day. I can't handle it anymore.
    sorrygirl97 sorrygirl97 18-21, F 25 Responses 2 days ago

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    There are four types of communicators, a ‘non-listener’ is a person that is preoccupied with his/her own thoughts and though he is hearing he is not paying attention...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Hypnotia Hypnotia 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am good listener.. I always gives good ears and just listen.. Don't jump into making my own opinion or start advising on anything that is being shared .. I feel at times we just...
    Ravidesai Ravidesai 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    I try my best to be a good listener because I would want someone to do the same for me but I'm just so used to people telling me my issues are stupid or I'm over reacting that I...
    tyeshamari tyeshamari 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    If I like a song I keep listening to it over and over again. I never get bored of it. People think it's crazy. I know a lot people who do the same as me. And to be honest I don't...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    My family says my music is crap but it's not what about other people think you should listen to its what kind of music makes you happy and want to make you sing along and dance and...
    Holla34 Holla34 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I don't really get this but I struggle with depression and sometimes I will listen to the the song from les mis on my own for those of you listened to it before it's a pretty...
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M Jun 27

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    I am a 36 year old male and a couple of months ago had pain in my lower back. i had back pain in the past but it was always because of some injury or muscle strain and went away...
    thekonner thekonner 36-40, M Jun 26

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    I'm a good listener I think. I listen to my family and my friend and its a mix of hard times and good times and a mix of those times plus more and I give my whole heart so I can...
    wolfy299 wolfy299 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I love listening to all kinds of music. I really enjoy rock and roll for fast dancing and easy listening music for slow dancing. I love other forms of music too such as...
    femalemusiclover femalemusiclover 46-50, F Jun 25

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    .... Okay, sometimes in a bad way and then you can't stop humming them, lol. Still, some songs...even if you can't explain why you like them just get to you. Right now I am...
    Ravenwind43 Ravenwind43 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I was camping with my family and it was going to rain that day and I was playing on the swing set at the campground and I fell off the swing and when I hit the ground it broke my...
    alexander123321 alexander123321 18-21, M Jun 24

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    I'll listen to anyone who needs listening ears.
    MistyLunaria MistyLunaria 31-35 Jun 24

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