Monday, 21 July 2008

Unplanned benefits and (as yet) unsuccessful culls

In one of my recent posts I commented about swapping rooms in our house (Dolly D's bedroom and the study). After the dust has settled - literally and metaphotically - it seems to be working out OK so far. One of the unplanned benefits is that I've been able to set up my antiquated record deck in the study and listen to vinyl LP's regularly.

In the coming weeks, I intend to listen to the vinyl that has survived previous culls and decide which - if any - merit digitising in some way, shape or form. This is supposed to be part of a concerted effort to lighten our load of accummulated possessions in our house. Since there's little prospect of finding a replacement stylus for my more than 25 year old record deck, there is an imperative to complete this task systematically and quickly. The trouble is that I keep getting distracted and listen again and again to tracks that I haven't heard for many years. Oh well, it's fun while it lasts!

3 comments:

That Hideous Man said...

So what's been the best/worst, or most bizarre track to emerge from the vaults so far?

Endlessly restless said...

Hi Hideous

I was pleasantly surprised by Fleetwood Mac's The Pious Bird of Good Omen - including Albatross and Black Magic Woman.

So far the worst, and living down to my recollection, is a 12-inch single that I was given - Search and Destroy by The Dictators.

KJ said...

vinyls! Ahh, that's so cool!

Hey, the youth at my church led worship this last Sunday. We're talking thru a series right now about finding truth. I "borrowed" a snippet from one of your entries about "who do you say that I am." Can't remember what day it was from, but it fit so well with some of the other readings we were using!