If you’ve been watching our blog closely, you may have noticed that in some of our latest posts I have been rummaging through old records a lot. After much searching, a couple of weeks ago we bought a little old record player from a local vintage shop! Everything worked except there was no stylus (or needle for our American friends) and we had to order one in.
Even though we weren’t able to play records right away, I immediately began ransacking op-shops, markets and antique shops searching for vinyls. I’ve quickly built up a little collection and have been waiting (rather impatiently) for the new stylus to arrive. After two whole weeks of barely controllable excitement, yesterday the record store called me to tell me the good news! And when I finally picked up the new stylus this afternoon, I rushed straight home to put on an old record.
The first record we played was The Monkees Greatest Hits. We picked it up for a couple of dollars on our recent trip to Daylesford and I think it was a good album to welcome our little record player into our family. The Monkees are fun and their songs are so catchy and uplifting. What could be better?
Music isn’t something we talk about much on House of Humble, but it’s something that is very important in my day to day life. Recently, when my iPod died of old age, I realised that I really can’t go long without it. I even resorted to borrowing an old iPod from a friend until I could sort out something more permanent. I’ve become quite dependant, but I get so much enjoyment from listening to music that I really don’t mind. Though I’d like to have an awesome record player cabinet, this little one is perfect for now, while we are living in this tiny house.
Does music play a big role in your life? What have you been listening to lately?