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Diary of an Amateur Vinyl Record Collector

The Weekend Spin: #1 – We Built This City on Little Lion Men

May 7, 2017   It’s been an odd, but all too quick weekend, again. Any plans to listen to a record Friday night went out the window due to an impromptu Cinco de Mayo celebration, involving a pitcher of Margaritas…. Continue Reading →

The Last Records of 2016, and 2017’s Horizon

So here we are well over a month since Christmas, and I’m just now discussing the records I got for Christmas. If your household is anything like mine though, the house remains in relative holiday upheaval until somewhere near mid-January…. Continue Reading →

Discovering the Audio-Technica LP-60

About a year ago or so ago my old Sony turntable started to act a bit funny, when the records started to play a little slowly. To be honest at that point it was near fifteen years old and even… Continue Reading →

Journey's: Escape

Where were you in 82′? Have you ever seen Tron: Legacy? Probably one of the best scenes in the whole movie is when the main character Sam, walks into his fathers old video arcade, flips the breaker and all the… Continue Reading →

Unique “Records”

January 17, 2014 There are a lot of “unique” records out there, one that comes to my mind is a Transformers record I had as a kid. I remember conning my sister into buying it for me at Woolworth’s for… Continue Reading →

The Record Record: Ending the Year I Started collecting

Happy New Years! Well close enough to it today’s the 30th, so two days more. This being a New Years themed posting, I wish I had a Guy Lombardo record to talk about with a recording of Auld Lang Syne… Continue Reading →

A Very Vinyl Christmas

I was going to write a blog about Christmas memories with regards to getting records, but what I got for Christmas this year really change my mind about doing that. I have to say that I had a very vinyl… Continue Reading →

Nick Waterhouse – Vinyls Best New Artist

New R&B Artist Reveals Keys to Vinyls Comeback His name is Nick Waterhouse, and odds are you may not have heard of him, but you may have heard his music. His song I Wanna Know was heard in an Acura… Continue Reading →

Return of the Record Collector: The Interesting Find

Ok, I’m back after a frustrating last couple weeks, and I’ve managed to pick up a few more records and even found an interesting piece of audio history. I stopped at my local Goodwill a few weeks back to dodge… Continue Reading →

Where are all the 45’s?

Where are all the 45’s? I mean I can find LP’s like crazy, but whats up with the 45’s? I get it 45’s are the singles and all the really good songs are on them. Being from the pre-electronic music… Continue Reading →

Vinyl Bad Penny’s

On the hunt for vinyl records in the bowels of thrift shops, you come across a lot of *ah-hum “Interesting” records. Notice I said interesting, because for all I know you may enjoy Leonard Nimoy’s The Way I Feel, or… Continue Reading →

Searching High and Low

August 31, 2013 So since I started collecting records I’ve heard nothing other than, “check the resale shops and thrift shops there are records galore there!”. Well that’s true there is a ton of vinyl in the resale shops, but… Continue Reading →

Baby-Boomer Podcast Gives Great Tips on Vinyl to Younger Collectors.

The last thirty years have been an interesting time in recorded music. We’ve jumped from vinyl, to tape, to CD, to MP3/iPod. For music lovers there’s been a bit of a frustration in the constant changing of media forms in… Continue Reading →

Record Resurrection

Welcome to my blog on amateur vinyl record collecting! I started this blog because I just got into this hobby (sort of) and I didn’t see any other blogs out there like it to help inspire me, and direct me…. Continue Reading →

Reuniting with a Record Recollections

August 14, 2013 Well today a text came into me on the way home from work “A package came for you. What’s in it?”. What was in it, was my first record purchase off eBay, and a long lost record… Continue Reading →

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