Around this time last year I bought Tom this record player for his 30th birthday. I bought him one record too, Songs Of Love And Hate by Leonard Cohen, one of my favourite albums. In fact we played this album over and over during Wilf's birth, he was born to 'Famous Blue Raincoat'. I haven't listened to it since as I feel like its something I really need to sit down, take in and feel properly, this album means more to me now than it ever did.
The record player it's self is a little worn, the crackle crackle may be a little louder then it needs to be but I love that Wilf will grow up actually knowing what a record is as I did with my parents collection.
All our records are a little dog eared, but well loved, passed down or sold for cash in the attempt of buying yet more records for someones collection I'm sure. We have a pile of CD's in our cupboards too, barely used in this age of downloading music, I barely feel sentimental over those for some reason, although I do think it's a shame that album artwork will become non existent.
Do you have a record collection? How do you feel about modern day digital music VS physical records or CD's?