Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Voila! Vinyl!

So I just inherited my parents' old turntable and some records. I never quite understood the reason for listening to vinyl in these modren times. I'm much a child of the digital age. I grew up with robots and computers. So why listen to something so antiquated when better alternatives are out there? I have access to 30gb of songs I can stream to my stereo system and can control with an iPad. So why vinyl? I didn't understand the appeal.

And then I listened to Off The Wall on vinyl.

Now I get it. I'm hooked.

The sound is richer, fuller, and more real. The crackling and popping only adds to the ambiance. There's just something about that analogue sound that gets lost in an mp3. I also like the "event" of putting on a record. There's no shuffle mode with records. You don't put on a song you like, you put on an album. And you flip it over halfway. Sometimes the B-Side has a whole different feel than the A-Side, which was an actual choice by the artist. Now, I'm not knocking CD's or mp3's at all. I love being able to carry around my entire music library in my pocket, but vinyl just holds something special we've forgotten in this digital age. A certain je ne sais quoi.

Plus, LP's are just so much cooler than a digital booklet.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

An Update!?!?

I'm sorry blog. I've been ignoring you all year. There's nothing wrong with you! You're a great blog, don't get me wrong. I just feel we have been growing apart. It's not you, it's me. I do think we have something special though, and I want to give this a second shot. I think with a little time (and therapy) we can learn to love each other again. If not, I'll just move to wordpress.


Anyway, I recently got back from a two week tour of Europe. Flew into London, chunnel'd to Paris and train'd to Switzerland. It was an amazing trip, and I'm already wanting to plan my next one back. I won't bore all two of you with details (I'll be sure to do that in person) so on to the pics!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hello Blog!

Fancy meeting you here!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011