That Sweet Sound

I’m not sure what prompted this but Jim and I thought it would be fun to listen to some records. We didn’t have a record player but knew my parents have a bunch of albums. They were coming our way for Christmas and we asked if they could bring some up.

When mom and dad arrived we still hadn’t purchased a record player. Jim spent a few hours on Amazon researching players and within a day we were the proud owners of a new record player.

The purchase was worth every penny.

Within minutes of returning from Radio Shack to get the right cable, Jim had Fleetwood Mac playing. Something about that sound made my heart jump. Playing a record is much different than playing a CD or listening to music on iTunes. The sound of the needle touching, getting up flipping the record from A side to B side, listening to the whole album instead of skipping to our favorite songs.

Not only is listening different but buying records is an experience that is much more involved than buying music on iTunes. We’ve made a few trips to used record stores where Jim and I have flipped through albums searching for the perfect sound, both of us captivated by the experience of smelling those old albums.

Now we get to share with Kia more than just the music we listened to when we were growing up, now we get to share the unique sound and experience of listening to a record.

 

I’m not sure what prompted this but Jim and I thought it would be fun to listen to some records. We didn’t have a record player but knew my parents have a bunch of albums. They were coming our way for Christmas and we asked if they could bring some up.

 

When mom and dad arrived we still hadn’t purchased a record player. Jim spent a few hours on Amazon researching players and within a day we were the proud owners of a new record player.

 

The purchase was worth every penny.

 

Within minutes of returning from Radio Shack to get the right cable, Jim had Fleetwood Mac playing. Something about that sound made my heart jump. Playing a record is much different than playing a CD or listening to music on iTunes. The sound of the needle touching, getting up flipping the record from A side to B side, listening to the whole album instead of skipping to our favorite songs.

 

Not only is listening different but buying records is an experience that is much more involved than buying music on iTunes. We’ve made a few trips to used record stores where Jim and I have flipped through albums searching for the perfect sound, both of us captivated by the experience of smelling those old albums.

 

Now we get to share with Kia more than just the music we listened to when we were growing up, now we get to share the unique sound and experience of listening to a record.

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