Clearing Off the Turntable
hardly ever get to listen to my vinyl these days because there's always 4 tall piles of cds and dvds on top of the turntable -- it's too convenient to not stack them up there -- but i cleared them off at the end of last week in order to get some vinyl going on the music hall i got a couple years back. part of this is inspired by the new heavy vinyl we're doing on Merge releases, but more to relieve the guilt i feel for neglecting my record collection. i have some (though not most) of these on CD, too, but once you get going with the records it's hard to stop. because records sound good when you listen to them:
The Chills - Submarine Bells and Brave Words both getting some spins
Andrew Hill - Invitation, a pretty rocking 70's trio disc on Steeplechase
Joe Simon - Drowning In A Sea of Love, a Gamble and Huff production from 1972
Chet Baker - Let's Get Lost, the soundtrack from the Bruce Weber film
Isley Brothers - Brother, Brother, Brother...got this on the tour Superchunk did on the way back from Cali after recording On the Mouth. so weird that i can remember certain stores where i got certain records, even if the records in question i maybe listen to once a year (or less).
Big Star - Radio City
Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle - One From the Heart soundtrack...also the 7" Anti did of "Lie To Me"
Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight with the terrible Columbia cover w/ the blue border around the edge, i love that record. also Miles Davis Volume 2, which i got at the old location of the awesome Jazz Record Mart in Chicago.
gonna try to keep it cleared off as long as i can stay in the hang of getting up from whatever i'm doing (eg watching the US Open into the wee hours) to turn the records over...