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I Listen to And/or Spin Vinyl Records

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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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    :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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    InSolitude13 InSolitude13 26-30, M Aug 10

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    Started collecting the original Motown singles around twenty years ago. Some I'm amazed at! To me they are a part of something I grew up with. Ran into a girl recently at a record...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Aug 10

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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.
    berealistic81 berealistic81 26-30, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I had a vinyl mattress cover because my ex was a heavy squirter and I loved it:-))
    slymac slymac 36-40, M Aug 12

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    A Spina bifida is when your spine has not completely develop and the spinal cord (popped out) where the spine has not joined.
    bikerbos bikerbos 36-40, M Jul 31

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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 4 Responses Jul 24

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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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    Kiss Me - Six Pence None The RicherKiss me out on the bearded barleyNightly, beside the green, green grassSwing, swing, swing the spinning stepYou wear those shoes and I will wear...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 3

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    I had spinal fusion surgery July 19 2012 and I have never gone a day without pain since then. I was on morphine for a two months after and then they wouldn't let me take it anymore...
    kindra22 kindra22 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    After a childhood filled with severe pain, day after day in bed..... countless visits to Hospitals...Mri scans...specialist appointments which amounted to nothing, no one could pin...
    thedayyouwentaway thedayyouwentaway 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Hello everyone, I had a spinal fusion as a child and now I'm 28 and notice my neck just above my back hurting more than I used to. Wasn't sure if it was do to the past surgery or...
    jrfeden jrfeden 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I'm 25 years old and I have spina bifida
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 1 Response Jul 21

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    If someone dropped me a message and said they just needed to vent there frustrations on someone, or needed to talk something through ... I would listen with and open heart and help...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I've always try to be a good listener to other people and what they have to say. I really enjoy listening anyways because you learn so much more when you listen then talk. I've...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    I love to listen to people talk. Everyone has a story, and I love to listen to stories. Not only stories but problems I love to listen to my friend's problems and if they ask for...
    Cherishmiracles Cherishmiracles 18-21, F Aug 7

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    What can you hear? Sounds of the tv blaring? Listen! What can you hear? People mumbling around you? Listen! What can you hear? A distant dog barking? Listen...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    My Pastor taught me how to listen. I used to have a great desire to counsel others, in fact it is what I hope to do as a career one day, but I didn't start out too well. My Pastor...
    ThatBrandonGuy ThatBrandonGuy 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I think a lifetime experience is worth listening,specially with the perspective you only gain over time.To listen is to play with advantage this game called life...specially when...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 24

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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 Jul 29

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    i use to listen to regular music before but it never used to give the feeling gospel music does. it makes me feel happy and peaceful i feel gods presence when i listen to gospels...
    mylordandmysaviour mylordandmysaviour 22-25 Aug 6

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    "Not On Drugs" - tove lo. Shiny, happy, see my world in new colors Higher fire, fly my rocket through the universe I'm up with the kites and I dream so blue I live in the sky...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F Aug 8

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    It's very true! I can listen to ANYTHING you tell me, unless I don't wanna hear it. :D Just kidding. But seriously. No matter what's on your mind, and you need/want to talk to...
    ExpressGillian ExpressGillian 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    even music that i dont understand the language and end up looking for translation on the song. hehehe... ive been listening to Indian soundtrack from movies and then listening to...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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