Tuesday, February 13, 2007

You Spin Me

I have a small obsession with purchasing records. Real vinyl ones. It's really a lot of fun, and many of them are currently adorning the walls of my bedroom. I'm not sure what it is about them, but they're so much more fun than cds and quite a bit cheaper. I never spend more than $1 on a record which makes it even more exciting when I find a fabulous one that certainly should be worth more.

The first one I ever purchased, and the one that set off my obsession, was Judy Garland Live at Carnegie Hall. I was overjoyed, and despite the fact that I had nothing to play it on at the time, I could not pass it up. This led me to the local Goodwill hoping to find a turntable. Which I did. It was huge and ugly, but it did the job. It also had an 8-track player. Sweet!

This Christmas, I upgraded to a nice wood turntable that looks very old fashioned and most adorable. I've also grown my record collection quite a bit. I've picked up some good old stuff...Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Nat King Cole and so on. I've also gotten some good classic rock...The Beatles (donated by my mother, I can't take credit), Elton John, Simon and Garfunkel and my latest addition of ABBA. I never thought I'd like ABBA, but for $1, I had to check them out. Cheezy, but enjoyable.

I'm planning on posting as good new ones come along. I can't wait for garage sale season!

1 comment:

Dan B (no, not Bennett, think harder) said...

Speaking of Judy Garland, There is a popular new group on Yahoo called THE JUDY GARLAND EXPERIENCE.The group has rare audio files, photo's, lively discussions, and more! They just don't feature Judy exclusively. This week one of the audio files they are featuring is a recording of Tallulah Bankhead trying to make a record, and she can't sing, I mean the girl really can't sing!. Besides that, she is explicit, offensive, politically incorrect, and of course,wonderful. It's only about 8 minutes long but you get the full force of Tallulah's over the top personality. You should check it out. And if you are a Judy fan you have to definitely pay the site a visit.