So obviously somebody didn’t like their Christmas present this year because I pick this little beauty up, brand new in the box, at a thrift shop for 25 bucks!
Now back in the day, I used to have hundreds and hundreds of albums and 45s, most have been lost along the way and I haven’t had a turntable in probably 25 years. I know vinyl has made a comeback recently but I had no idea how many record stores are actually around the triangle. A quick internet search will show you a whole bunch of them.
As a kid, I would cut grass, gather pop bottles for the deposit or shovel snow, whatever I could do to get my hands on some money to buy those records. While I may have a little more disposable income than as a teenager, I’m amazed at how much fun it’s been to bust out the ones that survived over the years and find some of those I wish I had kept in the local stores.
It’s not so much about having a copy of the Eagles Hotel California on vinyl, as it is remembering how much effort went in to buying that original copy back in 76, riding my bike downtown to the store that my parents forbid me to go into because it also was a head shop. I remember a lot of classic ones coming from there, the Car’s debut LP, Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium, and Steve Miller Book of Dreams.
It really is all about the Simple Pleasures in life.