From the Desk of Vox Humbug – January 24, 2020

Last Friday, I bemoaned my lack of focus. This is not because of anything like ADHD, but simply because I have too many interests. I have decided to take the next few days and highlight a few of my interests from hobbies to things I want to try.

I will start with one of my newer interests: Vinyl Records.

Growing up I listened to my mom’s modest record collection, enjoying albums by Simon & Garfunkel, The Monkees, The Carpenters, John Denver, Herman’s Hermits, and many others. I would use these records to make little radio shows and record them on cassette, or make mix tapes of them. However, at the dawn of the 21st Century I fell into the trap of convenience and went digital.

I rediscovered the joy of vinyl last year when I went to a local record fair. My record collection is still modest, but I’m looking to expand it soon. I even acquired my in-laws’ old stereo system, which is as old as I am. I got the turntable working, but still trying to refurbish the other components.

I’ll be back with more of my interests soon. Until then, share some music with someone you love!

VOX

 

 

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