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Date: 01/19/12 10:06 AM

37 Responses to Athena Vs. The Vinyl LP Record

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18949 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 10:08 am
    Link: Athena Vs. The Vinyl LP Record - Hey I-A-B oldtimers, wanna feel really old? Here`s a 13-year-old kid looking at a vinyl record for the very first time.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2012 at 10:17 am
    My kids wont grow up like this; I`ll have them re-capping valve amps by the time they`re 6 years old.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    January 19, 2012 at 10:30 am
    What`s sad is the fact that most people don`t know you can still purchase pretty much everything worthwhile on vinyl... quite a few companies still make great turntables. I still buy and play LP`s regularly at home... on a system that uses a tube amp. the sound is richer and warmer, there`s just no way around it.

    They`re easily converted to mp3, so of course I have several gigs of music stored on my phone that I use in the car.

    Vinyl STILL rules as a music playback format.
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    Ilikelogic Male 40-49
    550 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 10:31 am
    Don`t tell anybody, but i had a recordplayer at home (well my parents had, until i disassembled it- i`m a mechanical engineer now), without electricity, with a spring you had to wind up, with a big horn on it (like the one with the dog "his master`s voice") and records turning 78 rpm... 1970 *sigh*
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
    1682 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 11:03 am
    My boyfriend has a really nice record player, and a HUGE collection of records. Sometimes we just sit in his room and listen to them for hours. Music just sounds so amazing on vinyl. There is something about it that just makes it sound better then listening to it any other way...
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    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
    803 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 11:09 am
    Ugh.
    I`m still pissed my parents got rid of most of their albums, if not all. I would have snatched those up in a heartbeat.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Holy cow those ears are HUGE!
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 11:14 am
    I never had a fancy colored vinyl, they were all black =(
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 11:15 am
    Show her a rotary dial phone next, LOL.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2012 at 11:29 am
    It hurts me when people talk about vinyl in past tense. I`m 23, and I have a milk crate full of old records that I listen to regularly. And I am not a hipster.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 11:32 am
    Meh.. get her to type a essay on a typewrighter
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 11:36 am
    Aah, I remember being retarded... Oh, those were the days.
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1566 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    According to how she`s handling it, she knows exactly what it is. I gave my kids a record once and they grabbed it fully on the surface.
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    nayrbarr Male 18-29
    366 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    Scripted. Vinyl`s essentially dead, but it`s not been forgotten that much. Also, she`s either mentally ill or a terrible actor.
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    skine Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm
    It seemed a little scripted, but it`s probably not too far from the truth.

    "Vinyl`s essentially dead, but it`s not been forgotten that much."

    Actually, it`s still alive and well. In fact, I`d be willing to bet that vinyl will outlive any other physical media.
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    skine Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm
    *at least, for music.

    Videos may be a different matter.
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    trig45 Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Vinyl sounds so much better... I like that all the sounds are compressed into a singular sound wave as opposed to digital mediums, where everything is separate.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    Yes, scripted.

    And vinyl hasn`t made a comeback, but it`s doing better now than it was in the 90`s/2000`s.

    I see many bands releasing albums on vinyl, and I see these CD/Tape deck/record player/radio/iPod things everywhere.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    And with the whole DJ scene thingy, kids are still aware what a vinyl is. Now show them an 8 track with a player and then I`ll be impressed.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    Rehearsed? poorly. She knows how to handle it.and she fake drop.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    scripted?
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    uatme Male 18-29
    1075 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    oh the good old days of braces...
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    skine Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    "And vinyl hasn`t made a comeback"

    Exactly.

    It hasn`t ever gone away.

    Rather, people have become increasingly surprised that it hasn`t gone away.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    seems scripted but anywho, my generation sucks...they`re all so stupid...
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    fghj Male 30-39
    392 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    HOLY drat THAT WAS SCRIPTED
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm
    Yes Cyborg, yes they are.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    Definitely scripted, therefore not entertaining.

    My ex gave his 14 year old nephew a hoodie for his birthday with images of cassette tapes screenprinted all over it. He told the kid he`d give him ten bucks if he could tell him what those things were called. He couldn`t.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2348 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    Now give her a 8track, cassette tape or a vhs and see what she thinks...
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    erikthevikin Male 30-39
    757 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm
    My 13 year old son had a similar reaction.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14657 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm
    "HOLY drat THAT WAS SCRIPTED"

    She`s not very good with delivering her lines.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    Give her an arithmetic problem without a calculator, a spelling test without a spellchecker or show her a map of the world and no doubt she won`t have a clue about any of it.
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    comp_wizard Male 18-29
    194 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    The concept of a vinyl record is really quite simple. It`s just a big CD that`s played with a physical needle instead of a laser beam. :-P
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    Chaosmaster Male 30-39
    234 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 10:48 pm
    Things always remind me of watching a Michael Jackson Bio on tv back in the 90s with my little sis.
    Thriller clip comes on.
    Me: this was made back when Michael Jackson was black.
    Sis: Michael Jackson was black?!?!

    I lol`d so hard that day.
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 6:29 am
    I really miss the old record album covers. I used to love going into the record stores and looking at the old Iron Maiden covers. "Killers" used to freak me out.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 6:56 am
    Imagine her reaction to Laser Discs.
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    Karat Male 18-29
    135 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    @skine
    i`m not suprised they haven`t disappeared at all.
    i still use them for mixing and prefer them over CDs.
    many other people do the same.
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    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    January 21, 2012 at 11:51 am
    The way she is holding it makes me think she HAS seen one before. She`s being so careful to only hold it around the edges and she`s also skilled at taking it out of the cover.

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