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Jumpsuit Junkie
08-02-2009, 12:10 AM
In this modern age of MP3's, ipods and portable media you could be forgiven for skipping the odd track that you don't really like... But should you?

I remember back in the day you bought Vinyl records, the experience went a little something like this:-

1. You went to a shop, you browsed the LP's, now these things were 12 inches long (obviously before metric) a picture on the front of these babies was massive and could be a deciding factor when buying (shallow I know).

2. You took you purchased Item home in a big bag waiting in anticipation of what you might hear!

3. You got home, you removed the disk which was protected by a dust cover sheet (usually white) sometimes their was a poster included inside, I remember buying double dynamite which was a double album which had a poster of Elvis from flaming star :blush:

4. You held the black vinyl in your hand a flipped it over both sides checking to see if there were any scratches or dust.

5. you placed the disk onto your player and set the correct speed 33RPM. Before you put the needle to the record you got your dust cleaner, applied it gently to the vinyl giving it the once over, just to make sure the needle wouldn't jump unexpectedly.

6. you could here the needle drag across the plastic briefly before the music played, I used to lay on my bed and listen to the whole side before carefully turning over the LP and playing the other side.

That's how I got to hear and learn Elvis songs, NO I didn't like every song, but I listened to a whole side, took the rough with the smooth and some of those songs I didn't like grew on me (some didn't).

I'm not against ipods or MP3 Players per se, but believe that there is a disadvantage to being able to skip to the next track in a heartbeat if you don't like the intro. I have an Ipod and love it to bits I have 170 Elvis Albums on it which can be anywhere in the world with me which is a fantastic achievement.

I miss the rituals of the vinyl age, it seems like everything is done on-line these days, you can buy one track and ignore the rest, you are sat at home looking at a computer screen without interacting with human beings. I used to save my money and look forward to the journey going to town, going to a record shop that only specialised in records, leafing through the albums talking to other customers etc.

I sometimes wonder if concept albums like 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by The Beatles would have been the success it was back in 1967 in a modern era, 'Sgt Peppersl' told a story and each song could be considered an Important piece of the puzzle?

jak
08-02-2009, 12:34 AM
I certainly miss the experience of holding lp's in my hand and admiring the artwork.Sadly they are just to inconvenient anymore.I havent looked at my vinyl in years.My once beloved cd collection is also fading from my favor.The sheer ease and convenience of mp3's has won me over.I drive 1 hour to work each way,5 days a week.Most of my time listening to Elvis is during my commute.I just installed a nice component stereo system in my truck.I purchased a nice cd player with a bit of a twist.It accepts a flash drive right into the face.I went out and got a 16gb flash drive.I go to the pc and copy over a few dozen lp's onto the flash drive that's no bigger than my pinkie finger.No more cd cases.No more cd's all over the vehicle getting scratched.The cd's and vinyl look good on a shelf and that's about it for me.At least after I rip the cd's to my hard drive.Of course my car stereo has a remote so I can skip the songs i dont want to hear;)

Jumpsuit Junkie
08-02-2009, 12:40 AM
The ease of modern technology is great, my ipod plugs into my car too :P

I do miss vinyl (but only when I think of it through misty eyes)

Teddy
08-02-2009, 01:18 AM
I miss the anticipation upon hearing the first crackle of the needle and rainy days spent staring at the sleeve of a cherished LP.
Vinyl records were such fragile things to handle that it encouraged you to care more about the musical content too.
I'm using the past tense here, but I do still get mine out from time to time.

It's wonderful being able to take thousands of songs around with you in your back pocket now, though :) mp3 isn't all bad.
The bizarre thing is that whenever I buy a CD these days I stick it straight into iTunes and never touch it again :lol:

Pacerstar
08-02-2009, 01:36 AM
The ease of modern technology is great, my ipod plugs into my car too :P

I do miss vinyl (but only when I think of it through misty eyes)

I haven't progressed to ipods and mp3s yet. I still have all my vinyl records;
but, I do play cds mostly now.:D:D:D:D

Jumpsuit Junkie
08-02-2009, 01:43 AM
I miss the anticipation upon hearing the first crackle of the needle and rainy days spent staring at the sleeve of a cherished LP.
Vinyl records were such fragile things to handle that it encouraged you to care more about the musical content too.


That's what I mean, you hear the first crackle and then you listen intently. You had to look after Vinyl in a way that you don't have to with MP3's etc.

I have only bought songs off itunes of modern artists, I just don't think I have got anything tangible for my money, just some random MP3 file I might accidentally delete :'(

STUD
08-02-2009, 01:51 AM
MP3s and Ipods are great for kids nowadays. However, when you've grown up with records, tapes and CDs, it's hard to let them go. My generation was the tape and CD generation. I have a great appreciation for records as my mother collected them throughout her life.

Unchained Melody
08-02-2009, 06:03 AM
CD's have always been the way for me, and even they seem to be fading with ipods and mp3 players, but CD's will always be my thing.

TotallyInsane
08-02-2009, 06:13 AM
I haven't progressed to ipods and mp3s yet. I still have all my vinyl records;
but, I do play cds mostly now.:D:D:D:D

I think we need to get with the times and get us one of them IPOD thingys!! :D

The first time my youngest son saw one of my albums - he brought it in the living room and said "mom, what is this....a big CD"? Just cracked me!!

david72
08-02-2009, 06:16 AM
I listen to elvis music on my ipod I have the studio masters alternate takes live recodings rehershals etc. My ipod is full of elvis the best singer ever.

debtdbruno
08-02-2009, 09:57 AM
Can't believe how daft I was, when I left my ex I left all my vinyls behind:doh::doh::doh:

Deb

ForeverTheKing
08-02-2009, 10:27 AM
I don't have vinyls and listen CDs...but now sure MP3 is the best,especially when I'm not at home :lol:

elvislina
08-02-2009, 11:49 AM
I love Cd's, They Rock
MP3's Ipods are the one for me

Elisabeth
08-02-2009, 01:52 PM
I listening to cd's but i have vinyl.

mistymorning
08-02-2009, 02:07 PM
mostly cds , while driving mp3 player, and I have downloaded some songs to my cell phone.

Pacerstar
08-02-2009, 03:37 PM
I think we need to get with the times and get us one of them IPOD thingys!! :D

The first time my youngest son saw one of my albums - he brought it in the living room and said "mom, what is this....a big CD"? Just cracked me!!

I totally agree! LOL! But, right now, learning this pc is about all I can handle!!(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)

moody-blues67
08-02-2009, 04:18 PM
I love cds. Just bought a mp3 player the other day.

SleepyJack
08-02-2009, 05:24 PM
I missed out on the whole vinyl experience.... first thing I owned was a little radio/cassette player.I was delighted when CDs turned up.... there was no worse feeling than when one of my precious Elvis cassettes got "eaten" by the cassette player. For collecting though i have to say there is something fantastic about vinyl..those big beautiful covers are just great to look at and hold. I`m on the verge of joining the iPod generation though...any day now i`ll get me one of them little fellas!!

Pacerstar
08-02-2009, 05:35 PM
I missed out on the whole vinyl experience.... first thing I owned was a little radio/cassette player.I was delighted when CDs turned up.... there was no worse feeling than when one of my precious Elvis cassettes got "eaten" by the cassette player. For collecting though i have to say there is something fantastic about vinyl..those big beautiful covers are just great to look at and hold. I`m on the verge of joining the iPod generation though...any day now i`ll get me one of them little fellas!!

Yeah, I know I will, too. I am curious. But, technology is moving so fast
nowdays that I know by the time I get into the ipods and mp3 players, there
will be new things and I will still be behind! LOL!:D:D:D:D

Polk-Salad-Annie
08-02-2009, 05:39 PM
I voted for: I love Cd's, They Rock

Jumpsuit Junkie
08-02-2009, 06:18 PM
Yeah, I know I will, too. I am curious. But, technology is moving so fast
nowdays that I know by the time I get into the ipods and mp3 players, there
will be new things and I will still be behind! LOL!:D:D:D:D

I know what you mean, I held out on CD's in case they were a passing fad :lol:

hexia
08-02-2009, 09:46 PM
I have Elvis on my Ipod, but I do love my vinyls. In the car, cleaning house and stuff like that I go with the Ipod.
But when I am by myself in the living room and just want to enjoy Elvis, I put the old records on the record player. There's nothing like it to me.
And I can still skip a song, if I want to, I just have to get up and move the pick-up.:P

Unchained Melody
08-02-2009, 11:30 PM
I know what you mean, I held out on CD's in case they were a passing fad :lol:

Hey, even if they a passing fad, I'm stickin' to them (y)(y)

Davieb
08-02-2009, 11:51 PM
Hi this is my first post on T.C.B WORLD:D

I loved collecting vinyl , there was something great about buying an LP that for me i dont get the same today when buying CDs
dont get me wrong i only get cds now, only get the odd bit of vinyl here and there

Davie.

Jumpsuit Junkie
08-03-2009, 12:05 AM
I have Elvis on my Ipod, but I do love my vinyls. In the car, cleaning house and stuff like that I go with the Ipod.
But when I am by myself in the living room and just want to enjoy Elvis, I put the old records on the record player. There's nothing like it to me.
And I can still skip a song, if I want to, I just have to get up and move the pick-up.:P

Sounds very similar to me (y)


Hi this is my first post on T.C.B WORLD:D

I loved collecting vinyl , there was something great about buying an LP that for me i dont get the same today when buying CDs
dont get me wrong i only get cds now, only get the odd bit of vinyl here and there

Davie.

Welcome to TCB Davie, I hear what your saying, vinyl has a therapeutic value in the process of playing it, you seem somehow more involved.

JDD
08-03-2009, 02:19 AM
I have the Vinyl of many of them but I never play them anymore. I love them, they'll be with me until I'm gone, but its just not convenient anymore. I listen to almost everything on an IPOD now. I do have a thing about needing to actually own the CD that I load on though, I don't like buying downloaded music.

The IPOD is just more convenient, I can carry a whole collection with me in my pocket.

Jumpsuit Junkie
08-03-2009, 07:51 AM
I have the Vinyl of many of them but I never play them anymore. I love them, they'll be with me until I'm gone, but its just not convenient anymore. I listen to almost everything on an IPOD now. I do have a thing about needing to actually own the CD that I load on though, I don't like buying downloaded music.

The IPOD is just more convenient, I can carry a whole collection with me in my pocket.

Sounds like me, I just don't see anything tangible about a download plus you loose the quality, and if you loose the download you in deep do do :lol:

SleepyJack
08-03-2009, 02:38 PM
Yeah, I know I will, too. I am curious. But, technology is moving so fast
nowdays that I know by the time I get into the ipods and mp3 players, there
will be new things and I will still be behind! LOL!:D:D:D:D

The thing with me is that I seem to always end up years behind no matter what the subject is..not just listening to music on an iPod!!!!...... good example- I`ve still got a pony-tail!!!!:D:D:D

john carpenter
08-03-2009, 03:37 PM
MP3s and Ipods are great for kids nowadays. However, when you've grown up with records, tapes and CDs, it's hard to let them go. My generation was the tape and CD generation. I have a great appreciation for records as my mother collected them throughout her life. I agree Stud. Although i like the progress to C.D.s ect, I do miss the "old school" things..Such as Vynyl. 8-tracks(y)

Trev1
08-03-2009, 10:03 PM
ipod for me. I have 4140 Elvis recordings on my ipod and i love playing it
on shuffle !

Pacerstar
08-04-2009, 01:37 AM
The thing with me is that I seem to always end up years behind no matter what the subject is..not just listening to music on an iPod!!!!...... good example- I`ve still got a pony-tail!!!!:D:D:D

Me, too, friend. Not the pony tail; but always behind the times!:lmfao::lmfao::lmfao::lmfao::lmfao:

Jumpsuit Junkie
08-04-2009, 11:43 AM
The thing with me is that I seem to always end up years behind no matter what the subject is..not just listening to music on an iPod!!!!...... good example- I`ve still got a pony-tail!!!!:D:D:D

I keep up with all the new thingamajigs, like my new stereo :lol:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_VXl1ntv1Gso/RriANU_x92I/AAAAAAAAAW8/gx657D9qWyQ/s400/Card+011+Parlophone+c+1920.jpg

I'LLRememberYou
08-04-2009, 01:01 PM
I still have all my vinyls and I still play them from time to time... they sound a little scratchy, but I love them !!! (y)(y)(y) But mostly, I listen to CD's.

shelley.m.
08-04-2009, 01:28 PM
I still like my vinyl but I can't live without my MP3 player either!

LuckyJackson
08-04-2009, 03:32 PM
the vinyls are beautiful, with the lovely covers and artwork. Havent progressed to ipod yet, listen mainly to cds.

Donut
08-04-2009, 04:19 PM
I'll stick to CDs untill they force me to quit them http://smiley.net.ru/talqua099.gif (http://smiley.net.ru/talqua3.htm)

molokai123
08-04-2009, 04:36 PM
i usually use my ipod to listen to my Elvis music because i have my albums on there, so its pretty convient when i go running or on trips=) and at night when the wife and i go to bed i turn on the cd player and we fall asleep to thats the way it is(its my wifes fav Elvis cd)(y)(y)

LianaKaralivanou
08-04-2009, 06:35 PM
In this modern age of MP3's, ipods and portable media you could be forgiven for skipping the odd track that you don't really like... But should you?

I remember back in the day you bought Vinyl records, the experience went a little something like this:-

1. You went to a shop, you browsed the LP's, now these things were 12 inches long (obviously before metric) a picture on the front of these babies was massive and could be a deciding factor when buying (shallow I know).

2. You took you purchased Item home in a big bag waiting in anticipation of what you might hear!

3. You got home, you removed the disk which was protected by a dust cover sheet (usually white) sometimes their was a poster included inside, I remember buying double dynamite which was a double album which had a poster of Elvis from flaming star :blush:

4. You held the black vinyl in your hand a flipped it over both sides checking to see if there were any scratches or dust.

5. you placed the disk onto your player and set the correct speed 33RPM. Before you put the needle to the record you got your dust cleaner, applied it gently to the vinyl giving it the once over, just to make sure the needle wouldn't jump unexpectedly.

6. you could here the needle drag across the plastic briefly before the music played, I used to lay on my bed and listen to the whole side before carefully turning over the LP and playing the other side.

That's how I got to hear and learn Elvis songs, NO I didn't like every song, but I listened to a whole side, took the rough with the smooth and some of those songs I didn't like grew on me (some didn't).

I'm not against ipods or MP3 Players per se, but believe that there is a disadvantage to being able to skip to the next track in a heartbeat if you don't like the intro. I have an Ipod and love it to bits I have 170 Elvis Albums on it which can be anywhere in the world with me which is a fantastic achievement.

I miss the rituals of the vinyl age, it seems like everything is done on-line these days, you can buy one track and ignore the rest, you are sat at home looking at a computer screen without interacting with human beings. I used to save my money and look forward to the journey going to town, going to a record shop that only specialised in records, leafing through the albums talking to other customers etc.

I sometimes wonder if concept albums like 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by The Beatles would have been the success it was back in 1967 in a modern era, 'Sgt Peppersl' told a story and each song could be considered an Important piece of the puzzle?


The way you desribed the whole process brought back so many memories, my friend. Call me sentimental but I think I prefer the Vinyl experience without denying to use cd's or mp3s or anything of what the technology has to offer.

Unchained Melody
08-04-2009, 06:54 PM
IMO, the thought of just collecting MP3 files takes the fun and joy away from collecting the music. Even with CD's, come with the artwork and booklets, something to look at, sitting on the shelf. It would feel very useless just to have it all on files to meatleast, and not have something you can hold in your hands.

Pacerstar
08-04-2009, 07:33 PM
IMO, the thought of just collecting MP3 files takes the fun and joy away from collecting the music. Even with CD's, come with the artwork and booklets, something to look at, sitting on the shelf. It would feel very useless just to have it all on files to meatleast, and not have something you can hold in your hands.

I agree. I still like to have the tangible copies that I can hold in my hands
and look at.:D:D:D

Donut
08-04-2009, 10:59 PM
IMO, the thought of just collecting MP3 files takes the fun and joy away from collecting the music. Even with CD's, come with the artwork and booklets, something to look at, sitting on the shelf. It would feel very useless just to have it all on files to meatleast, and not have something you can hold in your hands.

Yeah, that's what I think too about MP3 files and the same happens to me with pictures, I want to have them on paper.

Diane
08-04-2009, 11:36 PM
I keep up with all the new thingamajigs, like my new stereo :lol:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_VXl1ntv1Gso/RriANU_x92I/AAAAAAAAAW8/gx657D9qWyQ/s400/Card+011+Parlophone+c+1920.jpg


Oh what I wouldn't give for one of those old gramaphones. I always thought they looked so cool!

I have a growing collection of CDs specifically so I can listen to Elvis in my car but my large collection of vinyls are still my treasure. I'm on the hunt for an old 60's Zenith sterio cabinet that I saw on eBay a while back but it was too far away in Maryland and they didn't deliver. By the time we paid for gas and motels, the cost would have been way out of line...oh well, sooner or later.....

Diane

Pacerstar
08-05-2009, 12:01 AM
Oh what I wouldn't give for one of those old gramaphones. I always thought they looked so cool!

I have a growing collection of CDs specifically so I can listen to Elvis in my car but my large collection of vinyls are still my treasure. I'm on the hunt for an old 60's Zenith sterio cabinet that I saw on eBay a while back but it was too far away in Maryland and they didn't deliver. By the time we paid for gas and motels, the cost would have been way out of line...oh well, sooner or later.....

Diane

I would like to collect all of Elvis releases on vinyl on cd; but I haven't so far.
My cds are mostly the masters sets and the compilation sets. I have enough
cds that I can listen to Elvis quite a long while on cd. But, I miss listening
to the records just as they were on the original releases.:D:D:D:D

dj_ethan
08-05-2009, 02:31 PM
I love Vinyl but see progress as a positive..

GIORGIA
08-08-2009, 07:00 PM
I Loved the Cd's!

datalore
08-09-2009, 02:06 AM
In this modern age of MP3's, ipods and portable media you could be forgiven for skipping the odd track that you don't really like... But should you?

I remember back in the day you bought Vinyl records, the experience went a little something like this:-

1. You went to a shop, you browsed the LP's, now these things were 12 inches long (obviously before metric) a picture on the front of these babies was massive and could be a deciding factor when buying (shallow I know).

2. You took you purchased Item home in a big bag waiting in anticipation of what you might hear!

3. You got home, you removed the disk which was protected by a dust cover sheet (usually white) sometimes their was a poster included inside, I remember buying double dynamite which was a double album which had a poster of Elvis from flaming star :blush:

4. You held the black vinyl in your hand a flipped it over both sides checking to see if there were any scratches or dust.

5. you placed the disk onto your player and set the correct speed 33RPM. Before you put the needle to the record you got your dust cleaner, applied it gently to the vinyl giving it the once over, just to make sure the needle wouldn't jump unexpectedly.

6. you could here the needle drag across the plastic briefly before the music played, I used to lay on my bed and listen to the whole side before carefully turning over the LP and playing the other side.

That's how I got to hear and learn Elvis songs, NO I didn't like every song, but I listened to a whole side, took the rough with the smooth and some of those songs I didn't like grew on me (some didn't).

I'm not against ipods or MP3 Players per se, but believe that there is a disadvantage to being able to skip to the next track in a heartbeat if you don't like the intro. I have an Ipod and love it to bits I have 170 Elvis Albums on it which can be anywhere in the world with me which is a fantastic achievement.

I miss the rituals of the vinyl age, it seems like everything is done on-line these days, you can buy one track and ignore the rest, you are sat at home looking at a computer screen without interacting with human beings. I used to save my money and look forward to the journey going to town, going to a record shop that only specialised in records, leafing through the albums talking to other customers etc.

I sometimes wonder if concept albums like 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by The Beatles would have been the success it was back in 1967 in a modern era, 'Sgt Peppersl' told a story and each song could be considered an Important piece of the puzzle?

I'd prefer an Ipod. The days of being able to purchase vinyl records in shops for me are not a time I can remember. I only remember as far back as cassettes. I bought my fair share of those although over the years several of them have been stolen from my collection.

I do have some Elvis records, mostly 45s with a couple of 33s. Most of them though along with the record player was handed down to me from my father.

For purchasing Elvis stuff, I'd go with cds over buying itunes and other down-loadable purchasable music. My reason though is because you get the bonus album cover which is left out usually when you buy Itunes and Mp3s.

The reason I like my Ipod is because it's music I can take anywhere I go. And my Ipod is loaded with lots of Elvis music, and videos among other things. I've got about 5 hours worth of video watching and over 40 hours of music listening which makes it the ideal entertainment I can take anywhere. My Elvis tapes now are getting very worn out as is the cassette player in my old car. With my Ipod it's so easy to plug into the cigarette lighter and get great sounding music and playlists whilst I drive with much better sound quality these days.

So I suppose I'd be more likely to purchase cds but I'd listen to my Ipod more than I do the actual cds I purchase. Well... If that makes sense lol.

Wendy56
08-12-2009, 04:26 AM
Everything that plays Elvis is good. (y)

Unchained Melody
12-06-2009, 05:09 AM
I have always loved the Cd's still do.
But now I am fixing to get the Ipod classic 160 gb for Christmas, and have ripped all my current elvis cd's onto the computer and going to put them onto the Ipod. it's good I think as you can buy the Ipod home and listen to it out loud or on headphones. But I still buy Cd's just going to put them over onto the ipod once they come.(y)

my boy
12-27-2009, 01:41 PM
Ipod and vinyl –the best of both!