I must be one of those relics from an almost forgotten age because I actually have a record player on which to play this glorious cicle of wax.

Yes, records. Remember them?

Well, this is a DJ double set 12" of four Depeche Mode songs and it was given to me last night by the DJ for the shin-dig, Daniel Barassi. He also happens to be Depeche Mode's webmaster. He's a nice guy and I often feel like he has a somewhat thankless job.

So, BRAT, thanks for the record.

As for the rest of you, I know. You're sick of hearing about Depeche Mode. Just be happy a tour isn't going on right now, okay?


Mes Deux Cents said…
Hi Liz,

Have you heard about the turntables that have a usb cord attached so that you can download music from vinyl to your pc?

I have been thinking about getting one, I see all sorts of great music at flea markets on vinyl. And the albums are so cheap. I recently bought a mint condition Sade Promise album for $1.00! It still had the plastic on it.

I still don't think that anything out yet beats the sound of a record, they sound so crisp.

And your hair still looks amazing!
Anonymous said…
Hey Bunny, Glad you had fun at the concert. You look so cute!! I can't believe you still have a record player!!! Maybe you can get some Let's Pretend records for the boys!!!
Jameil said…
hey. do you homie!! they like it, you love it! rock DM til you die! for real. i need you to be in the old folks home or wherever rockin it out to DM. lol. how hot is it that DM's folk gave you a record? how fab!!
BZ said…
Man, my mom had a record player in the house when we were growing up. Saturday mornings, she'd put the soul on blast and clean the house top-to-bottom and my sisters and I would dance in our pajamas. That is a tradition I've come to carry (except I have DVDs adn .mp3s).
Ian Lidster said…
Ah, the purity of vinyl. I have hundreds of them, going right back to my original Dion and the Belmonts album I bought in high school.
Even more ancient (I think I may be well over a hundred), I have some 78s. Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog, Elvis. and Claudette/Dream by the Everly Bros.
Liz Dwyer said…
Ooh, I haven't heard about that! That sounds so cool. I've just recently learned how to put records onto CDs and then put on my computer from them. But a bit of sound quality gets lost.

I really love going over to Amoeba records here because they always have some little gems like what you found. Came home last night with at 12" of Alexander O'Neal's "Criticize".

Thanks for the compliment on the hair. I have it down to a three hour science now! So much less time than it took to wash, dry, flat iron. WHEW!

Oh yes, I still have a turntable. It's a DJ one - just wait till I teach T how to use it. LOL! And I totally want "Let's Pretend" records. (Probably more for me than for them). I found some MP3's online and downloaded a couple. They really liked them.

It was really nice of him to give me a record. I had to leave early because my sitter could only stay till 1 AM and I went to say bye to him. He's a nice guy, taking pity on us obsessed fans. LOL!

My mom did that every Saturday too! She'd put on some Gladys Night or some O'Jays and the whole house would be grooving while vacuuming and dusting. We totally did top to bottom as well. Attic to basement. Gosh, it took FOREVER!
Liz Dwyer said…
78's! Whew, that IS old school. We have about 200-300 vinyl records here. I've had to get rid of some because there were just too many of them. My parents also have hundreds and hundreds of them. I'm sure they must have 78's. My mom has that "Sticky Fingers" album by the Rolling Stones with the zipper on it. I just did not "get" that as a kid! LOL!
Lydia said…
Last year I took in my Marvin Gaye "What's Goin' On" album to use in a lesson. One of my students said, "man! that is a huge CD!" lol

I love to hear about things that people are passionate about. So no, even though I am not a Depeche Mode fan, I love hearing about them and have actually, watched videos and listened to them several times, since I began reading your blog!

Congrats on your collectors item!
Your curls are still looking adorable.

I often wish that I still had a record player because the quality on LP's is really superior to CD's.

I don't think Depeche Mode's webmaster has a thankless job at all because there is YOU.
You do like Depeche Mode don't you!

I need a record players because I have some old records lying around that need playing.....Anita Baker, Sade, Teena Marie, Huey Lewis (yes, I know, I said Huey Lewis, LOL!).....Frankie Beverly, Maze.........
Alexander O'Neal so reminds me of dancing to slow jams at college.

I have a bunch of vinyl but no record player right now. I know I should sell my records before I more overseas (the less I take the better) but I don't think I can part with them.
Liz Dwyer said…
Oh wow, that makes me feel old that the kids didn't know what a record was. A "huge CD"! Wowzer.

I think it's so cool that you've begun to check out Depeche Mode since coming over here to visit me. Watch out though. I don't know if there's rehab for Depechaholics. ;0

Thank you for the compliment on the hair! I really like my hair like this, and I feel really proud that I can do it myself! I can't believe how much money I'm saving not going to a salon and getting it done. Love it! And you'd be surprised about how mean folks can be to the webmaster. He really has to have a thick skin to deal with it. But he's a nice guy despite all the flack he gets.

I've been a fan since I was eleven! I try not to cross over into obsessiveness but yes, I Depeche Mode is my favorite band of all time.

I really liked Huey Lewis back in the day. Especially that "Stuck With You" song. He always had such a cool, laid back "about the music" kind of vibe.

Oh yes, "Sunshine" and "If You Were Here Tonight" were the slow jams of all slow jams. Those get played on a regular basis here in this house!

Take your records with you. Or at least take the ten you find that you listen to the most. You'll enjoy them over there eventually.
DJ Black Adam said…
Turntables with USB cords? I gotta have one!
Liz Dwyer said…
I know! Isn't that cool?

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