Am I the only Vinyl Junkie™ on myLot?

By JJ
@JolietJake (49870)
United States
September 5, 2016 5:29am CST
I don't necessarily mean the facebook group (there are over 20,000 of us there and I proudly wear a t-shirt from them) but I seem to be the only person I see here on myLot that still prefers his/her music on a vinyl format. These days, vinyl appears to be a 'hip' thing to many people, a 'fad' so to speak...but for many, vinyl still is, and always will be, 'king' of the music reproduction scene. Serious audiophiles know that you can't get the same kind of sound from a CD or an mp3 (or other kind of digital file) that you can get from a good turntable, cartridge, stylus, amp, and speakers. Yeah...it gets a bit expensive these days. For the serious listener, a good turntable/cartridge combination can run several hundred dollars. And you can't buy new vinyl cheap either, with most new albums starting around $20 and running upwards of $50 or more. But let's face it...it's an addiction, and I am an addict. A junkie. A Vinyl Junkie. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
5 Sep 16
There are a few on here that do a lot of music discussions but I'm not sure that they particularly are into vinyl. I'm not a big music fan, anything I listen to is on youtube or the radio in my car or at work. I don't have any sort of stereo equipment.
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@JolietJake (49870)
• United States
5 Sep 16
If I took all my stereo stuff and sound equipment and sold it, I could have a fairly big chunk of change...but I can't even imagine life without it
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
5 Sep 16
@JolietJake plus it brings in money when you rent it out.
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@JolietJake (49870)
• United States
5 Sep 16
@Mike197602 The vinyl alone would probably bring in more than everything else combined if I sold them individually on eBay
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Maybe yes, but you know, I have some vinyl records too but not using it because I am hooked to digital, but nice idea, maybe I should look back at those sounds.
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@vandana7 (62332)
• India
5 Sep 16
I will settle for anything that sings and lets me sing ...I am in that kinda desperation now...waiting for it to be five thirty...smh...dads can be ...DADS.
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• India
5 Sep 16
...what's with DAD?
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@vandana7 (62332)
• India
5 Sep 16
@hora_fugit ... he took away my speakers...because he wanted to hear Narendra Modi's interview / speech and I was in the kitchen with some dishes..screaming my guts out with the song. He was to return it...he is not at home..very clever.
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• India
5 Sep 16
@vandana7 locks?
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• United States
6 Sep 16
Oh absolutely not as I ventured to a local 'old school' vinyl shop and bought 4 Neil Diamond albums for $15
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@JolietJake (49870)
• United States
6 Sep 16
Unfortunately I have to travel 30-40 miles out of town to find any shops. I've been doing quite a bit of purchasing through eBay lately
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• United States
6 Sep 16
@JolietJake oh aren't you disappointed with some of the quality of stuff from eBay ? Sorry you have to travel so far for vinyl . . .
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@JolietJake (49870)
• United States
6 Sep 16
@enlightenedpsych2 I only buy from reputable sellers there, mainly stores
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@cindiowens (3843)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
5 Sep 16
I haven't had vinyl in years. While I will admit the sound is greater, I'm just not that into it. I am into music though. I used to get so excited when my new albums would come in the mail. Remember that "club" you could join and get 10 albums for the price of one??? Those were the days.
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@JolietJake (49870)
• United States
5 Sep 16
BMG, Columbia Record Club, RCA, several companies used to do that.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
5 Sep 16
@JolietJake I probably did them all. Some had better choices than others, although I can't differentiate them now. I think I was the most excited when I got my Rush-Moving Pictures. Then my mom threw it away because of the pictures on the cover. I bought it again and hid the cover. She actually liked the music, didn't know it was the same album, lol. Maybe I should tell her now?....NAH!
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@JolietJake (49870)
• United States
5 Sep 16
@cindiowens Love the instrumental 'YYZ' on that one
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@nanette64 (17103)
• Fairfield, Texas
5 Sep 16
Even though I have a couple of boxes of vinyl albums, I have nothing to play them on @JolietJake . Dang it.
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@JolietJake (49870)
• United States
5 Sep 16
I got a good deal on mine, bought it used from a fellow vendor at a record fair I was selling at, gave him $40 for it and then spent a couple bucks replacing the stylus
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@nanette64 (17103)
• Fairfield, Texas
5 Sep 16
@JolietJake That's a good price.
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@Juliaacv (28942)
• Canada
5 Sep 16
We're not vinyl junkies here, but we do have a pretty good selection of albums, as well as a good turntable. My husband and I never held on to the cassette tapes or even the 8-tracks, they didn't that they had the longevity that albums enjoyed.
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@JolietJake (49870)
• United States
5 Sep 16
I still have a few 8-tracks and cassettes, but they don't get much play unless I am showing them to someone.
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@Juliaacv (28942)
• Canada
5 Sep 16
@JolietJake Wow, your collection is huge!
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@JudyEv (118566)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Sep 16
We still have a lot of vinyl records but we never play them. We have a turntable but I shouldn't imagine it is very high quality.
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@JolietJake (49870)
• United States
5 Sep 16
I keep about 15,000 songs on my computer for when I supply music at events, but I listen pretty much to nothing but albums at the house
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@Theresaaiza (10454)
• Australia
7 Sep 16
Unfortunately, I wasn't born yet when Vinyls were a fad. I remember cassette tapes though but I'm pretty sure they pale in comparison to Vinyls. I love the idea of people like you keeping them alive, I, however, would not want to go back to cassette tapes though. :)
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Last night my son told me, "music is way much better in vinyl!" That shocked me! He's 12! But I guess he's right. I was born in the cassette tape generation but we did have vinyls at home. Once in awhile my sister and I would play a record and just enjoy the music though they weren't in our generation. Those vinyls are still at my parents' house.
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 Sep 16
no space, no monies, as it is I listen to my music for free on youtube
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@teamfreak16 (40503)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Sep 16
Genre - Electronic Music Style - Acid Jazz Music - United Future Organization - Vinyl Junkie Released - 1993 Country - Japan Label - Brownswood Records © PHC...
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@FourWalls (12903)
• United States
5 Sep 16
I don't buy new vinyl, but boy do I have a ton of old stuff!
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@JohnRoberts (52130)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Sep 16
I still have some vinyl in the closet. One turntable that works left.
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@sugartoes (39235)
• Greencastle, Indiana
5 Sep 16
I still have ALL my cassettes that we've had for the last 30 or more yrs so I am a junkie on my cassettes like you are about your albums you play, I have like about 300 or more of all kinds of music back in the day & still sound just as good too.
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@NJChicaa (36795)
• United States
5 Sep 16
haha dinosaur is right.
@JolietJake (49870)
• United States
5 Sep 16
RAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
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