Let's get the record straight...

The fate of so much vinyl can be rather gruesome like when records are mutilated and turned into coasters or bowls for trinkets. However, so much vinyl has been abused and is just not really playable. There are only so many earnest pops and hisses one can take. While hunting for records I find so many stored outdoors or piled up high, warping in the heat, becoming scuffed and scratched with dirt and dust. Still, it is impossible to pass records by without taking a peek.


Anonymous Francesca said...

Vinyl is nice, the problem is, how do you play them? Over here record players are more of a collector's item than vinyl.

Monday, May 30, 2011  
Blogger Tera said...

Turntables are still in production here. You can still find consoles and old portables in fixable condition. I used to repair them and ended up with two consoles and three portables at one time. Victrolas that play 78s are a bit harder to come by. They are not that easy to repair either, despite being 100% mechanical.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011  
Blogger sally said...

you definitely can still find good new and used record players all over the place. i can't pass by a record pile without going through it! guess that's why i worked at a record store 8yrs! i love the crackles and pops but i know what you mean, tera, sometimes you know the record is toast. it makes me sad to see them be treated that way, but it happens all the time and they are so often considered nothing but past relics when really they can come to life so easily.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011  

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