Saturday, February 13, 2010


Today I love... Vinyl!
Chris and I bought a record player about a month back and have been thrifting records like crazy. It's so fun! I went to Goodwill a week ago and was lucky enough to find a copy of Johnny Cash's I Walk the Line, Glenn Miller's Greatest Hits, a Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner album, an Elvis record with Hound Dog on it in really good condition (but without a sleeve) and a Neil Diamond with Sweet Caroline.
We went back today and found TONS more fun stuff. I even convinced the Hubs that I needed the Gregorian chants and the "Sounds of Hawaii" albums. Hey, for $0.99 each, how can he complain?

(Lemon decided she really needed to be in the picture. I couldn't agree more. )

The most expensive album we've bought was a Beach Boys at a vintage shop on St. Simons. The only new one we've bought is Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins Rabbit Fur Coat (probably my favorite album).

There's just something about vinyl that makes it so much more fun and interactive than with digital or even CD's. There is no fast forward or rewind, only moving the needle. You can't break an album down and make a playlist out of it. You have to listen to and appreciate the entire album. That's why today, I LOVE vinyl!



citymouse said...

I own the Jenny Lewis CD... it is tres' fabulous. I had no idea it was on vinyl. Good for her.

Katie said...

Yes, yes! Jenny is the best. Saw her in Athens, GA at the 40 Watt this past summer... crazygood! My next vinyl purchase will be Acid Tongue for sure. Looooove me some Jenny.