Monday, July 18, 2005

How to Start Listening to LPs All Over Again

We are children of the CD generation. But our earliest memories of Dad's stereo involve him listening in the darkened living room, lit only by the glow of the vacuum tubes. Dad would lay himself down in the floor in front of the spinning turntable and the already-ancient stereo system in what was probably the most nearly religious moment the old man allowed himself.

Contrast that with this wonderful advice for starting a vinyl collection:

If you really want to get into analog, get Uncle Melvin to remember you in his will. Then replace his blood-pressure medication with a placebo. He was always a nasty old man anyway. The neighbors will be glad to see the last of his grey ponytail.
Read Shaded Dog Days.

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