This, I’m sure, will be a ‘back to the old days’ kind of post but am I only person who thinks like this?
I read with interest that Seth Lakeman’s new album will soon be released on vinyl, why? Back in the day, you did your paper round or Sat job, got your ten bob and off to HMV you went. Then a rush back home to play your latest sounds on the Dansette. This was a wooden box (came in several colours) containing your turntable, speakers, (in mono) etc. It had one knob for on/off, volume and one for tone, ace! As your wages grew and hi-tech marched on we bought hi-fi seperates still with the turntable for bobbing your 12″ lump of plastic on for a good listen. If you went within 10 feet of the little bugger it jumped to the next track along with more hisses and buzzes than you can chuck a stick at. Why did we buy these? Cos we had nowt else and you had to keep up with them next door. OK, I’m going on a bit but look at the choices we have today. You can run a marathon with 10,000 tracks strapped to your arm with not a jump, pop or hiss. Fantastic ‘very’ hi-fi sound etc, etc. So why the hell are we going back to the enjoyable but dark ages? Good on Seth if it makes him a few extra bob but I cannot see the point. By the way, it is a very good album and a review will come soon
Just a short post to get back into the swing, Annie and Mr G (who has not been too well of late) will be examining this post to make sure it is down to my usual low standard!
Have loads of news, links to other very supportive sites to come so see you all soon for more drivel. Before I go I must tell you a new album by David Hope is out soon so lots to look forward to in early 2013. Bye for now, Phil.