Post

I Listen to And/or Spin Vinyl Records

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 177 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    :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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    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 45 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I believe listening gives answers with out even responding
    sean4you sean4you 18-21, M 1 Response 50 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 2 Responses Aug 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "All Of Me" What would I do without your smart mouth? Drawing me in, and you kicking me out You've got my head spinning, no kidding, I can't pin you down What's going on in that...
    SouthernBelle81 SouthernBelle81 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It was a hot summer night, the moon was out very bright. My 5 sisters and I were all outside hanging out with the neighborhood boys, we decided to play spin the bottle and I had a...
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been wearing my brace for three years now. And It has really helped my spine. It can be a pain sometimes but I guess it's the only choice I have! I would love to speak to...
    ElleJohnsonDuggan ElleJohnsonDuggan 13-15, F Aug 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am getting a disc decompression and 1 tier fusion in less than 2 weeks. I have been backed into this choice, the pain is what it is. I am so tired of hearing all the negative...
    zacritt zacritt 56-60, M Aug 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    After having lost my health, mobility, career and many other things, I look back and realize that my only contribution to this world has been that I have listened to many many...
    greycells greycells 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 Aug 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a very good listener, I am actually a number one person that people come to when they need to vent. I listen and if they need advice, I am willing to do that. I have help a...
    Cassadilla1822 Cassadilla1822 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i LOVE oldies that's like the only thing i listen too. n I love to listen to art laboe on Sundays nights n go for a long drive with my love. I may be young but trust I know wassup...
    youngadult14 youngadult14 13-15, F Aug 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Since I was in high school and started helping my friends with random issues, I loved the fact of actually 'helping' someone. Since then I started helping whoever needed help and...
    StupidM StupidM 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel like my inner voice is GOD. One time I was is sitting somewhere, and the voice said 'get up'. I ignored it, and then I wished I didn't. A huge dog, came running to where...
    Tez328 Tez328 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I never liked interrupting people or trying to take control of the conversation and place my opinion forcefully on them. If someone needs to talk just to have listening friend then...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For some reason I had to listen to Native American music, it make me feel calm. Even when I upset or mad, all I had to plug ear phone and listen to music. It seems weird to me but...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Felt like self harming but i listened to 5sos and now i dont want to anymore :) And i wanted to cry, but instead i smiled cause i listened to 5sos <3
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 13-15, F Aug 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Thumbin’ Through The Past. Someone once asked me what kinds of music I liked and I replied that I could enjoy just about anything as long as it’s played and performed...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 26

    Your Response

    Cancel