You know that feeling – when you get a new album – you hang on to it all the way home (or keep a watchful eye on it as you drive) from the record store. You finally get home, can’t wait to get your outdoor gear off, delicately but feverishly open up the plastic wrapping (if there is any), take a moment to breathe that familiar scent of vinyl and paper, swiftly but gently wisp the record from its sleeve, place it on the turntable, making sure not to bend or push it wrong, if it’s too tight. Turning on your stereo amplifier, you lift that long arm and gently set the needle on the track… and before you hear a bit of recorded sound, you hear that familiar warm hum. The anticipation reaches its peak and then…
There is is – in all its glory – the moment for which you’ve been waiting!
That’s what tonight is all about. I’m going to bring a few of my favourite records and while I re-live that experience for myself, I hope you can enjoy some of that too. I’ve got all kinds of goodies in the bag for tonight. Enough, in fact, to fill two whole hours of crackling goodness.
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