I figured since I've started to collect vinyl, I may as well share the misery with the rest of you and see if we can't start a little group of like-minded music nerds here on the forum.
For the uninitiated, this is a vinyl record:
They're pretty big. Your parents (if you're old enough) may have had a stack of them when you were a kid, and if your parents were anything like my parents most of the albums they had sucked because their collection was made up mostly of shitty Christian music.
Vinyl went away for a while because people disliked having to carry around massive turntables that skipped whenever you bumped them while they were walking around. Add an amplifier to the mix and it became obvious that vinyl is not meant for portability, as even the most advanced portable record players required a large backpack to carry around and weighed upwards of 75 pounds due to all of the anti-skip technology. This resulted in the general public moving to the convenience of cassette tapes, which could be enjoyed through a personal cassette player that clipped fashionably to your belt.
Survivalists looking for a way to listen to music that did not require electricity were the biggest drive for the revival of vinyl. The oldest turntables can be cranked by hand, meaning that even the most cultured survivalist will be able to listen to Beethoven on an old-fashioned hand-cranked Victrola. As usual, the mainstream trend followed that of the survivalists, although the rest of us have bought turntables that plug in to the wall because none of us have arms powerful enough to hand-crank a Victrola, especially through the long nights of a nuclear winter.I've got a small collection right now. Here it is.
So what about it, SE++? Are you boring enough to join me on my quest to collect albums on a dead medium?
Garry: I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time I'd rather not spend the rest of the winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!