Saturday, August 26, 2006

When was the last time you listened to an LP? Real vinyl? I hooked up the turntable tonight to listen to some old music, my goal is to digitize some albums and transfer them to the iPod library. It wasn't really working to connect the turntable directly to the computer or even through a pre-amp. So instead of bringing the turntable to the computer, I took the computer to the stereo. Sheesh, it hasn't been used in so long it's probably in shock to have its circuits going.

I have another goal, too. Blue October, an alternative group, has a song "Hate Me," that's played on my mainstream pop station for middle-aged women. Everytime I've heard it play, it sucked my mind back to my college years, to my friends, then to Harry Chapin. I finally figured out the melody of the verses of "Hate Me" is the same as a Harry Chapin song, but I can't remember which one.

This means research. Down into the basement to find eight, yes, eight embarassing albums. I didn't think I had that many, but you know how crazy college girls can be. I may not ever figure this out, but it's fun to go back to 1980 for a while.

4 comments:

AMKingsfield said...

I'd love to hear the 8 titles.

greeny said...

Vinyl! Cool. It has been since the 80's that I had vinyl spinning in the same room as me and it wasn't rock but classical stuff that my mom and dad listened to...
You go, girl! Enjoy!

Lisa said...

You might want to just download fresh digital copies of the albums if available. I think the digital quality is really better on the reissued tracks.

Anne said...

Thanks, but there are only a few songs I'd really like so I'll save the $80. I'm not sure iTunes has them all anyway.