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 on it. It’s funny back during the summer when I was hitting the thrift shops for vinyl I must have come across a hundred Guy Lombardo records. Being summer though who thinks about New Years Eve, or that prime Nat King Cole Christmas album I passed up.
My journey this year starts off with me pulling my old Sony record player out of a box in the basement, back in Spring, with one 33 and a small collection on 45’s,and having to hunt down an adapter to connect it to my receiver. Now here I am, at the end of the year with a small and growing collection of records including two new releases, and a new record player.
When I started collecting I wanted to do it casually, picking up a record here and there and really getting to know that record and what separated it from the CD and/or electronic versions. For the most part that has been something I have been able to do, yet at the same time even on a casual basis vinyl collecting has been overwhelming. There are so many good records out there from so many genres waiting to be experienced in their true form. So in a way I feel in over my head, yet I am enjoying all the potential.
As this year draws to a close I’m happy to have had the chance to get into vinyl records, as well as having the chance to write this blog, and experience some of the passion that comes with vinyl record collecting. So with that being said, I would like to thank all of you who read this blog, and for the likes and the comments. I wish you all a Happy New Year, and I hope you watch for some of the new posts I will be adding next year.