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Date: Jul 16 2007

Themes: Music, Tech


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Now that everything is digital, older technologies have become something special. Vinyl records are one bit of analog technology that people are especially passionate about. Many feel that records sound better than CDs or Mp3s and enjoy pulling a big disk out of the sleeve and putting it on the turn table.

A lot of record collectors become obsessed with finding rare records that are out of print, or not being produced anymore. These people usually end up working in record stores. Sometimes, they can be a little snobby.

Marni hasn’t reached the level of the guy in the video, but she’s in to vinyl too. Listen to her tell Mason about it.


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Mason:  I was hanging out at home trying to get some work done and I needed some ambient noise the other day so I pulled out my records. Which, they’re kinda, I don’t listen to ‘em that often.

Marni:  Really?

Mason:  No, no.

Marni:  Really, I actually listen to my records more than anything else.

Mason:  Yeah?

Marni:  Yeah! My CDs have collected dust, they’re sort of this dinosaur of the past now, but my records! If I want listen something in album…

Mason:  Do you have a lot of stuff on vinyl you only have on vinyl?

Marni:  That is true, but there is a good portion of my record collection I actually have converted onto my iPod.

Mason:  And do you still listen to it on vinyl?

Marni:  I still listen to it on vinyl because there’s something really nostalgic, just something really…I don’t know…[def ]classic[/def] about pulling out an album and putting it on and cleaning house and making some food or whatever…

Mason:  To me that nostalgia is distilled into, “I have to flip it over after 15, 20 minutes.”

Marni:  Well, we have become a culture of convenience…

Mason:  I don’t flip my iPod.

Marni:  Exactly. Well, you know, gotta pay the price.



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Mason wanted some background music the other day so he put on a record. He says he rarely listens to his records.

Marni, however, listens to music on vinyl more often than any other format. It reminds her of the past and makes her feel good to pull out a record and put it on. Mason, however, is annoyed by having to flip the record over half way through.

What do you think? Is it fun to listen to records or a pain to flip them over?



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wOOOO :::return To the musiC On vinyL!!! is more beautifull that cd:::::


07:07 PM Jun 22 2011 |


United States

what’s mean, Kinda, and Betcha?

06:17 PM Jul 22 2007 |




 When I was a little child I loved vinyl records, and enjoyed even the mere fact of watch them turn. They have something unique and special that you cannot explain, and it seems as they sounded better than modern CDs. Try to listen any song of Elvis, Beatles, or any other artist you like on a vinyl and then tell me…  

06:14 PM Jul 21 2007 |





08:55 AM Jul 19 2007 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I'm dj on my free time and i prefer mix with vinyl records rather than cd's. But when I merely want to listen music, I use my mp3 player because I can bring it anywhere. It's obviously simplier than a turntable to carry Tongue out

04:37 PM Jul 18 2007 |

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