Top Ten Vinyl Albums I Forgot

Top Ten Vinyl Albums I Forgot

Over this past summer I was rooting around in a storage room in my basement and came upon my old vinyl record collection. I had thought about selling them since they were just rotting away in the basement for the past 20 years.  But when I saw them I thought let’s get them out and see how hard the years of sitting in a damp storage room had been on them.

Much to my surprise they weren’t as bad as I thought.  A few of the album covers that didn’t have a high gloss finish had a bit of mold on them but they didn’t appear to be warped or not playable.

So I go them out, clean them with some mild Murphy’s Oil Soap and a very soft rag and voila I had a vinyl record collect of approximately 300 albums at my disposal.

There were a number of albums I was looking for as I was going through the cleaning process.  Albums that I recalled spending numerous hours listening to and enjoying I was now anticipating listening to again.

But as I was taking this trip down the vinyl memory lane I came across a number of albums I forgot about until once again seeing the cover.

I thought I’d take a few moments to share my ten favorite vinyl albums that I forgot.  These are in no particular order, just ten great albums that had skipped my mind over the past 20 to 30 years. Continue reading

The Music Lies in the Grooves, The Groove Lies in the Music

The Music Lies in the Grooves, The Groove Lies in the Music

It’s funny how you can be reading a book or listening to a song and the words fit into what is going on in your life.

When I was reading David Byrnes’s book “How Music Works” I read about psychoacoustics and how the mind tricks the ears.

While I was reading about this subject I had a very noticeable experience with psychoacoustics.

One night as I was going through my vinyl records I noticed that I could really tell which albums I bought after I was married.  They are the ones in very good condition with the covers and sleeves almost in mint condition and the actual vinyl records are not scratched. Continue reading

Top Ten Vinyl Albums I Forgot

Top Ten Vinyl Albums I Forgot

Over this past summer I was rooting around in a storage room in my basement and came upon my old vinyl record collection. I had thought about selling them since they were just rotting away in the basement for the past 20 years.  But when I saw them I thought let’s get them out and see how hard the years of sitting in a damp storage room had been on them.

Much to my surprise they weren’t as bad as I thought.  A few of the album covers that didn’t have a high gloss finish had a bit of mold on them but they didn’t appear to be warped or not playable.

So I go them out, clean them with some mild Murphy’s Oil Soap and a very soft rag and voila I had a vinyl record collect of approximately 300 albums at my disposal.

There were a number of albums I was looking for as I was going through the cleaning process.  Albums that I recalled spending numerous hours listening to and enjoying I was now anticipating listening to again.

But as I was taking this trip down the vinyl memory lane I came across a number of albums I forgot about until once again seeing the cover.

I thought I’d take a few moments to share my ten favorite vinyl albums that I forgot.  These are in no particular order, just ten great albums that had skipped my mind over the past 20 to 30 years. Continue reading