Exciting news: Mr. S. and I have acquired our very own record player!
It started with a cup of coffee on Memorial Day. Mr. S. and I sat in our sweet friend Erin’s living room and there sat her record player. We smiled about Sunday night’s adventure to The Bluebird and The Violet Hour and ice cream. And Mr. S. suggested we listen to a record. So Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes played us a handful of songs and we were smitten.
The music sounded so neat, crisp . . . in a different way than Pandora streams or Spotify albums or iTunes playlists could.
And so the search began. Craigslist gave us a lead — unfortunately, it was sold. Thankfully, we kept at it. $30 later (bargain, right?),we’re proud owners of this sweet thing:
And so, friends, here I ask: How should we build our vinyl collection?
If you have a record player, how have you done it — where have you found vintage gems and new releases? Urban Outfitters has a surprisingly good collection on its website, but I’d like to think a little bigger.
We’re not exactly music aficionados or anything. I played piano for a handful of fleeting years as a kiddo and all is lost (sorry, Mom and Dad). That, plus Kindermusik and Mr. S.’s two years in middle school band, is our collective music experience. And so this adventure feels especially unique. It’s different and a good way to stretch our imagination.