Monday, May 9, 2011


When I was little, my dad taught me how to use his turntable.  I used to sit on the floor, listening to his old records for hours.  Among my favorites?

Anything by Chicago.  "25 or 6 to 4" is a favorite.  My all time favorite, however, is "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"  This song will forever remind me of the countless drives I've taken to NYC.  It's been on every mix CD I've made for that drive across I-80... and I've made a lot of mixes over the years!

My dad's record collection took up a lot of space in the small computer room in my parent's house.  He moved the turntable and the records into their basement.  Sadly, all of his records warped from the moisture, and he threw them all away.  Whomp whomp.

One of my friends recently introduced me to Jerry's Record Store (here in Pittsburgh).  They have a mind blowing collection of new and used records... including a majority of albums that I grew up listening to.  I rescued my dad's old turntable from my parent's basement, bought a bunch of records, and I'm officially obsessed with vinyl again.  I love the way it sounds.  I also love the fact that you can't *easily* skip songs.  I'm such a song skipper with my iPod.  I could have musical ADD, if there was such a thing.

I'm not only finding my old school favorites... I've also found some modern albums that I never knew were released on vinyl.  I LOVED Blink-182 when I was in junior high school.  While I don't listen to them as often now, this album was way too cool to pass up.  The album cover is printed on both sides of the record!

If you know me even a little bit, you know that Weezer is my all time favorite band (I'm going to see them, live, later this month for the first time in 9 years! WOOT!).  I'm seriously dying to get my hands on a vinyl copy of Pinkerton. 

Looks like they have several up for grabs on eBay, though they're pretty expensive.  If anyone needs to buy me a present, you know what to get! (Hear that, K?!  *hint hint*).