There seems to be a music theme this morning here at BrickNerd. By total coincidence I was thinking moments ago about the Christmas music I have on vinyl, then this wonderful phonograph by bricks.life.idea pops up. I'll take it as a hint that I need to deck the halls today.
While I'm not so old that I remember these devices being used, they did use records, which I do remember. In fact I still have some of the ones from my youth. And and I can't help but smile thinking about putting Herbie Hancock on this classic phonograph by bricks.life.idea.
I'm dating myself, but I remember when the only way to get music was records or those new fangled 8-tracks. In fact, I remember my very first records, they were the Star Wars soundtrack and the Story of Star Wars (still have them!) But this MOC by MinifigNick goes back even before my time, to the 50's, when vinyl was king, hair was interesting and rock 'n roll was new.
Tomorrow I will break out the Christmas carols for the first time of the year. We usually decorate for Christmas after feasting on Turkey and we'll listen to carols as we do it. Especially fun when I break out the vinyl, since I have all the records we listened to as a child. Back then they were played on a console very similar to this brilliant old school turntable by Yul Burman Karel.
When you heard a song you liked on the radio when I was a kid, this is where you went to get it (yeah, dating myself again). The first record I remember buying on my own was a 45 of "Jungle Love", but I also remember joining to the Columbia Record Club when I was nine and scoring "Meco Star Wars" for a penny!