Thursday, April 9, 2009

Old Vinyl

I finally got my old turntable fixed. Remember those? The little box-like things that have a rotating round disc on them where you put another vinyl disc on top and by some miracle hear music?

Yes, those. A record player. But because I'm hip, I'll call it a turntable.

I have a big record collection and have not been able to listen to them for years. Just lugging them around with every move, and boy are they heavy!

The enjoyment comes not just in listening to the old music (everything from classical to Dean Martin to Duran Duran), but I particularly enjoy reading the album covers again. It's just not the same on a little CD insert. Look at the cigarette that Dean Martin is holding - seems so out of place today. But love the hat and the pin striped suit - very stylish!

Have a look at the dresses on the other two album covers. From the 1950s, one dress is a studded strapless gown with drop earings and pearl necklace. The other is a chiffon dress with perfectly matching dyed shoes, opera length gloves and finished with a tiara.

Makes me want to dance!


Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Talk about a walk back in time! We still have a record player but can't find a replacement needle. The fashion was so chic back then and Den Martin crooning...HA!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love record players - the refurbished ones make for such beautiful decor. :)

Keith said...

I really like your blog. Thanks for the comments on my blog. I do hope you'll come back more often. I need to get my turntable fixed. I've got some records. I want to get more, but have held off because of not having a way to listen to them. Cheers!