Sunday, August 12, 2012

COLLECTING 78RPM SHELLAC RECORDS AND WIND-UP GRAMOPHONES IS ONE OF THE SWEETEST HOBBIES EVER!

HERE AT RAAMATUKOI GRAMMOFON RECORD SHOP WE NEVER PASS THOSE DUSTY 78RPM SHELLACS BY. WE EVEN KEEP AN IN-STORE GRAMOPHONE - OUR MASCOT - AND USE IT FROM TIME TO TIME - MIGHT BE THERE A SPECIAL MOMENT, SPECIAL GUESTS REQUEST TO PLAY THOSE SOUNDS FROM WAY BACK WHEN.
A MEMORABLE 78RPM LISTENING SESSION TOOK PLACE NOT SO LONG AGO WHEN A CURIOUS PASSER-BY POPPED INTO THE STORE JUST TO MAZE AT THE SIGHT OF RECORDS IN DISBELIEF THEY STILL AROUND. ALONG WITH HIM WAS HIS SON, A BOY OF 10 OR SO, A KID OF DIGITAL AGE WHO HAS BEEN TOLD BY HIS DAD NOT TO TOUCH A THING AROUND, HA HA! BOY SURELY WAS THRILLED. AND THEN THEY CAME UPON OUR OLD WIND-UP MACHINE ... BOYS DAD GOES - LOOK, THESE WERE THE TIMES! AND KIDS EYES GOES ON FIRE! I MUST SAY - SOME KIDS THAT AGE ARE PURE GOLD SINCE THEY WANT TO KNOW AND LEARN NOT JUST A COMPUTER GAMES BUT CRAFTS ETC. AND IF THERE IS A GROWN UP AROUND WHO KNOWS THAT FACT AND IS WILLING TO GUIDE A KID - WELL, WHAT CAN ONE SAY, AINT ITS THE WAY TO PUT A LITTLE GLOW BACK IN THE WORLD? I WAS STANDING THERE LOOKING AT THE KID WONDERING - IS THIS A GENESIS OF A NEW MUSIC LOVER, PERHAPS SOON HE WILL BE MAKING SAVINGS FOR HIS FIRST EVER RECORD, THE ONE THAT WILL BE ALWAYS REMEMBERED FURTHER IN LIFE? SO OUT OF THE BLUE - GIVEN THE FATHER AND THE SON PRESENT AT THE SHOP - I TOLD TO MYSELF - GO PLAY GHOST FOR A WHILE AND WIND UP THIS MACHINE, PUT A RECORD ON, SPREAD THE MESSAGE, LET THE MUSIC DO THE TALKING, ENJOY FEELING LIKE A SENTIMENTAL YANKEE SAVORING HIS CHILDHOOD IN THE MEMORY LANE AS THEY DO IT IN THEIR TOUCHY AMERICAN FILMS - WHICH I DID ALL THE WAY, HA HA!
IT WASNT JUST FUN LIKE THAT, NO! WHILE WINDIN UP THE MACHINE I TOLD THE KID WHATS AND HOWS AND A BIT OF A HISTORY OF RECORS ETC. I ALMOST GOT A TEAR OUT LOOKING AT THAT YOUNG HUMAN BEING HAVING SO MUCH INTEREST AND INSPIRATION! I KNEW FOR SURE - IF I GIVE HIM THE MACHINE - IT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TAKEN TO PARTS IN ATTEMPT TO GET TO KNOW WHATS INSIDE. ITS GETTING RARER AND RARER IN KIDS THESE DAYS, THIS GLOW AND WILL TO FIND OUT WHAT TICKS-TOCKS INSIDE THE WATCH. WATCHES GETTING RARER TOO OR AM I GETTING IT WRONG OR AM I JUST GETTING OLD, GETTING TO TALK MUCH SHIT?

ALL IN ALL - SUCH A SHELLAC WEEKEND SPECIAL FOR YOU, HA HA!

SINCE I AM NOT THAT TYPE OF SENTIMENTAL I PICTURED ABOVE - SOUNDTRACK TO THIS POST WILL BE OF A HEADIER, DEEPER KIND - HERE IT IS - WIND-UP GRAMOPHONE AND 78RPM SHELLAC IN THEIRS FULL MYSTICAL GLORY, PRESS PLAY TO FOLLOW INTO ANOTHER WORLD AND ENJOY!





2 comments:

  1. Good choice, the track is perfect for a transport of the mind to another point in time

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  2. Hi. Looking for a chess label record called more love, by the gospel classics on 45rmp.
    We never know right mate, keep up the good work.
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