Up until about 2 and a half years ago I was very transient most of life. You know how it is when you are a student, you move every time your lease is up. So, because of that I only ever let myself have one real collection. Books were the only object I let myself aquire knowing that I would take them with me where ever I went. And, except for a couple of years while they lived in portland, or with a dear friend that is what I did.
I have always been really intrigued by vinyl, the idea seemed to always carry this very romantic and classic air. I never let myself get into collecting them because I knew once I started I wouldn't want to stop and lugging a small library of books around the country was hard enough as it was.
Just this year I realized that I am more stable now than I have ever been in my entire life. We own our small home and we are acquiring small things that I hope to pass on to our children one day. So, this year for christmas I asked Santa (and by santa I mean Dusitn) to buy me a record player.
We got picked out this adorable brown crosley player with built in speakers and with it I also received records by some of my favorite artists: Bon Iver, Basia Bulat, The Civil Wars, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, and She and Him.I can't tell you what a treat it has been to put one of these on and work on a painting or drink a cup of tea.
I have missed listening to full albums and with Spotify being so available I couldn't remember the last time I actually purchased music. This is something I have been meaning to change for some time and now I have the perfect reason to do so! I plan on buying myself no more than one record a month, unless I hit the jackpot and acquire someones collection. So excited to be more interactive with music again!
Do you have a record collection, what are some of your favorite and where do you like to buy them?