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I Listen to And/or Spin Vinyl Records

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    :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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    http://instagram.com/blastard_# If there are any vinyl enthusiasts out there, this is my collection so far.
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    what do you do when you're upset, or sad, not in the mood for doing something, angry, unstable, or just feel empty? i.... eat, oh i love to eat when i'm not feeling okay. i also...
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    So literally I've been listening to Disclosure - Help Me Lose My Mind (SOHN Remix) for 2 1/2 hrs and still listening. I guess u can say I love this song!! It just gets me every...
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Oasis is literally my life. blink-182 is my soul owner. I have the passion to put a Red Hot Chili Peppers vinyl on the record player and just vibe.
    chronicxo chronicxo 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    Hello who is available here to listen to me. I am really down.
    gracegodduaghter gracegodduaghter 16-17, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I love the voice of Celine Dion. right now I am listening to My Heart will Go On . love this song <3
    AkashMahata AkashMahata 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    Fugazi - Waiting RoomToday one of my oldest and best friends texted me to tell me how Discord Records just released over 800 live shows...and sure enough one of the first shows we...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    itried all the surgery route and ended up with a metal plate in my neck with no change in my condition..suffer with numbness in my whole body...with spinal stenosis...finally a...
    derelwebb derelwebb 51-55, F Nov 19

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    i cannot express the urgency to all ..to please try a chiropractor that uses alignment of the atlas of your spine and also uses an activator to align your spine ....out of the blue...
    derelwebb derelwebb 51-55, F Nov 19

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    3 pm on my feet and staggering Through misplaced words and a sinking feeling I got carried away Sick, Sick of sleeping on the floor Another night another score I'm jaded, bottles...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I find Spinoza's Ontological Argument an interesting read
    applesnbananas applesnbananas 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    Active listening an art form to get it right,,, remaining empathic, non judgemental, respectful and congruent.. just completed a course in mediation skills, made me think of how...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 18

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    I feel the same way as all of you, that no one listens or takes me seriously or even if they do they're pretending and full o crap, even my supposed good friends and family...
    Aybawt Aybawt 31-35 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've always been the one to listen. When you listen you hear a lot more than when you're talking. I try to get ppl to hear but they never listen. To me there's a difference between...
    Dynasty2000 Dynasty2000 13-15, F Nov 11

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    I think about myself as a good listener. Not only as a person who'd hear you out when you need me because something bad happened. If you just want to talk about everything and...
    belongtothosewhowait belongtothosewhowait 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I'm a strange person when it comes to music... I've grown up basically shunned from all music except from Christian. All the way up till I was 12-13 I only listened to klove...
    Magic18j Magic18j 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    1970 and I was hitch hiking down the coast looking for a place to crash and get some food. I found a familiar place, Isla Vista, and went down to the beach. Night was falling and...
    wuzgnu wuzgnu 61-65, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I speak an no one ears me. I shout and no one hears me. I can not stop these obsessive thoughts from filling up my head. The room could be silent and i the only one speaking. I...
    Chibichaos Chibichaos 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Oh Florida, please be still tonight Don't disturb this love of mine Look how she's so serene You've gotta help me out And count the stars to form in lines And find the words we'll...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    A good listener is someone who lets you talk, someone who doesn't try to make you feel better. They let you get out everything without offering advice. Unless asked for. A good...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    I'm a great, patient listener. The longest conversation I had with someone was about 9 1/2 hours/ off an on . I still could have gone on to listen to her. But we had been up for...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Nov 3

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    Obviously not an immediate realisation, I am male after all, but..but..but...but; A good listener is not someone who simply listens. There are a few other aspects which go into it...
    Enderguy Enderguy 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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