Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Thanks Mom!


Sheena's Easter Present. Except in vinyl, not 8-track. Now if only I had something to play it on...

8 Comments:

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Leatherhands said...

In my Dad's basement exists an old eight-track player (from one of his old cars) hooked up to a DC power source with two homemade speaker enclosures (built by a 12 year old Leatherhands...they are ugly as shit and sound boxy and horrible)which ....wait for it...STILL WORKS.
Remember what used to happen when a song was still in progress when the "program" changed? They would simply fade it out, you'd hear a loud click, then it would fade back in again. Of course, in order to avoid as many of these scenarios as possible, sometimes the record companies would rearrange the song sequence completely. I have the eight track for Zep's Houses Of The Holy with a completely fucked up order.
That was somebody's job once in a duplication facility. (Probably in Scarborough.)

 
At 1:37 PM, Anonymous sooey said...

My ex could help you out, Sheena. Hey - maybe you two could even get married.

 
At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Hoser (m/t) said...

If you emphasize the second syllables
and slightly roll the R's, then
NesTOR PisTOR, becomes a *quality*
Honky (Bo-hunk) name/handle !

Too bad he's dressed like some
Prairie Polack Hoser ...

And instead of Sooey's sloopy
seconds, you may wish to try a
'Pawn' (man, in Ukr.) shop, where you might find a cheap turntable,
or even a slightly used man...

Just don't forget to replace the stylus...

 
At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Fenderbender said...

beats the song it was based on

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Leatherhands said...

FYI, they still sell turntables at the Sony store. Just a basic belt-drive model about $200. Does the job. (And looks wonderfully retro on top of your components.)

 
At 1:54 PM, Blogger Antonia Z said...

I still have my Pioneer turntable, c. 1974. Getting cartridges is a bitch though.

 
At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Hoser said...

Still got mine too...
Turntables aren't going away anytime soon, at least until they figure out a way too bring back the harmonics/overtones, that were lost, when the analog sine-wave (curved), was replaced by the digital square-wave (chopped).

It took away some of the 'warmth' of the music. Neil Young said (in the 90's) that we are entering a mini dark-age of music.The problem apparently has been solved, but the CD players cost $6-8G's...

Stickin' with a cheapie, till the price comes down...

 
At 8:56 PM, Anonymous Hoser said...

Haven't looked at CD players, or turntables, or picked up an audio mag in a couple of years, but one could have recently, easily dropped 2G's, on a turntable, if one wanted to.

Nestor would be thrilled...

Pink Floyd would be honoured...

 

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