Classic Rock, David Bowie, Goodwill, music, NH, Old Music Fans, Records, Uncategorized, Vinyl

GoodWill Gold

Oh The Things You’ll Find at Goodwill

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Some days you find treasure and some days you don’t. Safe enough to say that today was the day I found gold. Ten records for ten bucks! David Bowie among the most surprised to see. As well as the Eagles, and Glenn Frey. Needless to say I left as a happy customer, with a fellow customer behind me gasping in disbelief. “That’s right, I can’t believe it either.” I said.

“You got some good ones!” I then gave a head nod and went on my way. As I grabbed for each record I screamed inner joy on the inside. “Is this really happening?”

Of course checking every single one for the actual record and they all were there, and in decent shape. What a find.

When I saw Bowie my eyes lit up, and then I just got sad. What a prized possession this is, and what memorable album at that! So right around this point I am pure shock, and in music heaven. Who in their right mind would let go of these? I mean I understand that records are no longer a thing. But c’mon these are classics we are talking about. A solid score if I do say so myself, holding each and everyone while looking over my shoulder, no joke it was that serious.

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David Bowie, music, Old Music Fans, Uncategorized

David Bowie: A True Inspiration

David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust, The White Duke. He is the real hero. The man who personified a whole generation of people’s differences. The freedom he unleashed to all.

While everyone was playing and staying the same with their sound. Bowie was off into his own world doing something no one has seen or heard before. Changing styles of all sorts. He just seemed like he was always way ahead of everyone else.

Not to mention even as villain, talk about nostalgic..

He knew how important art was and how an individual can make an impressionable stand.

Bowie is still relevant in this day and age with influences and personalities coming about. “We can be heroes, just for one day.”

Here’s just one of my many favorites.

What is sad but at the same time equally beautiful is that his last album was his goodbye. He knew he wasn’t going to last long. Around the time he released it it was his 69th birthday. Truly amazing to think about, he died what he loved doing in a subtle way through lyrics and musical instruments.

Rest easy  David Bowie

-Jake

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music, Observations, Old Music Fans, Subjective Tastes

Records Resurgence Observation

From what I have observed, it seems to me that vinyl is back. However it never went away as much as we all like to admit it. This year I came to make the jump back to my old record player, but as it seemed to me so aren’t a lot of other people. I don’t want to be here to tell you that vinyl is making the biggest comeback and blah blah blah but it’s merely my observation. I’ve certainly noticed this year more than ever that records are still being sold and still holds a sentimental demographic.

I feel in the eyes of  old music fans and of course hipsters that vinyl has always been the answer. Well I definitely can agree.

I agree on the levels of tangibility and crisp sound of what a record makes. I’m not a huge collector of records, but I’m coming along. I more or less scavenger hunt for old records at GoodWill shops and flee markets. I guess I look for those hidden gems.

I respect this media the most out of any music medium, but how can you not?

Vinyl is making a bigger resurgence than ever because of social media and it’s being held on to more and more. Lots of my friends are big record fans and collect them as their ultimate passion.

Downloaded music from iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora may be the biggest booming medium as for music these days. That still doesn’t stop the people I know. It also doesn’t help that there’s a demographic of “hipsters” that take the heat of trying to be postmodern and ironic with their record players to make it a comeback. Nevertheless this has helped the music industry a ton, and having a good taste in a form of music in any way is nothing to be ashamed about, after all it’s all subjective.

Vinyl may have never went away but I feel it’s being recognized for the first time since the turn of the century. Walkmans took over through the 80’s. CD players reigned through the 90’s and vinyl has always been taken to the back burner, but the recognition of vinyl comes in a sentimental way. The rejoicing feeling of being at the own comfort of your home in nostalgic value comes with a turntable and a timeless record. Bringing back those moments mean so much to people and I can understand why in a world where you have nearly a million songs downloaded on your phone.  

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