Tigerlilly Quinn: Songs Of Love And Hate

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Songs Of Love And Hate





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?

12 comments:

Yelle said...

We collect records too and for some reason we will stop what we are doing for one , but not for a CD

Sunae Reilly said...

My dad has a wonderful collection of records. He has been collecting them since he was a teenager and they are just brilliant. When I was younger, he would put on Prince "most beautiful girl in the world" and dance around the living room with me. That's the song he used to sing me to sleep with, as well. I am really hoping that one day, when I have the money, I'l be able to get dad's record player fixed for him, or buy him a new one. I think that would probably be the best gift I could ever give him :)

There is something so special about actually physically holding a record or CD in your hand. I still like buying CD's. Mostly for the album artwork, partly for that feeling of holding something brilliant in my hands :)

thoughtsbybriley.com said...

You have a wonderful collection of records (beautifully photographed too)
I think, the music can be appreciated so much more on vinyl - no idea why x

Mrs B said...

Well you know that we have quite an extensive record collection, eclectic too. I love vinyl and I love music. I will Hoover it up in any form from vinyl, CD, mp3 and live. Oh and not forgetting cassette tape, although that's the shoddiest form of all. I love how accessible music is thanks to downloading and mp3, it's more democratic and more people can get their own music out there which is exciting. Album artwork is still created for mp3 and download and in creative ways so I don't think that art is lost completely. I love vinyl because it sounds beautiful, it's deep and resonant, rich and soulful. Its evocative of another time when buying music was a treat and a luxury. CDs had their time, they aren't great but for a while it was the easiest, cheapest way for teenage me to buy music. I could wax lyrical on this subject! In fact there's a post scheduled in which I will probably repeat half of this rambling comment ha :)

Rosie said...

I love Leonard Cohen's voice so much, it's just magic.


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Polly Davies said...

I love playing records too... something special about them, crackles and all :)

fritha strickland said...

Sunae yes you are right, its about holding the physical item isn't it. I loved that Prince song too! I used to listen to it in primary school! What a lovely memory for you xx

fritha strickland said...

thanks Briley! yes I agree and thanks for the compliments on my photography! x

fritha strickland said...

Mrs B - I can't wait to read your post! I agree with some much you wrote here. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! x

fritha strickland said...

Rosie - It's incredible isn't it x

fritha strickland said...

yelle, Polly - glad you agree ladies! x

Heather Bentley said...

We have a record collection; a large one. It was my parents, mainly my dads and has ALL of the classics: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, CCR, etc... I have fond memories of my dad putting Christmas music on the record player when I was little. We have a record player that frequently has The Beatles playing. Good Day Sunshine is a song I have sung to Audrey since she first came home. I would play that album over and over and clean the house. Today, she sings that song but not because I taught her because she has heard it so....much!

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