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You just loved her for her big turntables.
No, no, no. It was her big spools.
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No, no, no. It was her big spools.
Hey, your poking fun at a kids lust for audio gear!

I can still picture her dad's big spools but I don't recall what the young lady looked like.
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In the early & mid 60's i spent hours at the library listening to folk & blues albums with those headphones that weighed a ton but it didn't seem to bother me back then.
Some of my best times back in the 60s for me was spent Saturday mornings down at the local record shops checking out the albums & starting to notice who wrote the songs & who played on them & besides checking out the art work that went into the album cover . When cds took over i lost interest in doing that as i became detached with trying to read the small print .
I still remember the Beatles Pepper cover & the Stones 3d cover for there "Their Satanic Majesties Request" which blew me away at the time besides the music. As for 45's i was always amazed at how many small labels there were back then.

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When cds took over i lost interest in doing that as i became detached with trying to read the small print .
I still remember the Beatles Pepper cover & the Stones 3d cover for there "Their Satanic Majesties Request" which blew me away at the time besides the music. As for 45's i was always amazed at how many small labels there were back then.
And how could you get a working zipper on a Stones 'Sticky Fingers' CD?

And the LP covers offered enough area to get a lot of interesting notes in. I don't expect that many of you are classical music fans, but the old covers often recited reviews from the times best music critics and were quite useful. These days, you are lucky if you get a simple track list in a CD, and with some of the indie groups I like, you don't even get that. OTOH, we have Google today so can look up lots of stuff that we could only have found in the old days on liner notes or by hitting the right issue of Rolling Stone or Gramophone.
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While a CD case itself doesn't have a lot of surface area, and certainly doesn't lend itself to a working zipper, many of them (even now) include a multi page pull-out booklet that provides space for liner notes, lyrics, and commentary.
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Some of my best times back in the 60s ...
About 5.1 seconds?



All kidding aside, some of the album covers were quite amazing. Apart for the aforementioned "Sticky Fingers", I always remember Rick Wakeman's No Earthly Connection album that came with a silvered piece of plastic sheet you folded into a cylinder and stood in the middle of the cover to see an undistorted view of the image. Not to say it was his best album, but it was a cool cover!

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The only album that I still own is the Stones "Their Satanic Majesties Request" 3D cover.

I retained it because I thought it would be big bucks collectible. Nope, maybe $50 at the most.

In college, I worked at a Department Store - The Bon Marche, now Macy's. Back in those days, department stores had record departments with listening booths. I used to spend my lunch hour listening to records in the listening room.
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TS - had completely forgotten about that Wakeman album. All my Wakeman is on vinyl and I don't have that one in my library.

When I looked I saw the next album to the Wakeman, though. Joe Walsh "But Seriously Folks" with Joe having lunch under water and the inner sleeve a red and white chequered table cloth.

Damn - I may have to spend the day spinning vinyl! Already had several albums of the recently late Michel Legrand queued up (guess in this instance one could use the word 'cued' as a pun that made sense rather than in the usual way you see it as a malapropism for queued....)

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Grills were in bad shape and at first I didn't care. Then I thought perhaps these things belong in my den and not my pole barn?

Took some old trim lumber and built new frames. Fabric and "plugs" came in the mail yesterday. Will get them wrapped this weekend.
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Grills were in bad shape and at first I didn't care. Then I thought perhaps these things belong in my den and not my pole barn?

Took some old trim lumber and built new frames. Fabric and "plugs" came in the mail yesterday. Will get them wrapped this weekend.
That looks really good.

Pictures of the finished product will be welcome.

You got me looking at vintage speakers again.

You're a bad influence, according to my wife.
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You're a bad influence, according to my wife.
News flash.

It's not just YOUR wife that says that.


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Still need to trim and tuck the corners. Got a cold that's kicking my tail and 50 mph winds coming tomorrow, but hopefully I'll get them done and installed. Still need to refurb the "badges".
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I started with 33 RPM records. That was when I was about 6 years old



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Then I got one of these and it opened up a whole set of new listening opportunities. And the music of the day did not require very high quality playback. It was mostly hormones and lust



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In 1967 I discovered reel to reel. Don't remember the model number but it was similar to this one. Who knew the tapes did not like the humidity.



Those were the acid days. Again, quality was not a high priority. Listening drunk or stoned was the norm.



Who would have thought it would have morphed into this

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