I have always been passionate about designing and making meaningful gifts and keepsakes and was very fortunate to able to start my own business. Lauren Nicole Gifts (name after my niece) was started in 2004 and was a great way for me to have my own business, but still move around as an Army wife. My husband recently retired from the Army and we are now permanently located in Ouray, Colorado

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Purple Rain

We finally found parts for our turntable and it now works (we had to have the parts shipped from Germany). We went to a bunch of garage sales this weekend and found "Purple Rain" and a bunch of 80's goodies to add to our collection. I still think vinyl records sound better than anything else out there!! I taught some college accounting courses a few years ago and I had lots of students who had never listened to an actual record. I think they should bring them back!!! I remember when we had to stand in line at a record store to buy a new release. We used to just buy the small 45 records with one hit song on them because you could buy them for 99 cents each (which was a lot of money in the 80's because in high school I used to work for $3.15 an hour).

ETA: Just in case any of my students are following my blog I posted a picture of a record so that you know what one looks like :)


Black Labs and Lilly said...

That is great that you got the record player fixed!

Jules said...

I remember the 45's! Purple Rain is one of my all-time favorite albums. I am a huge Prince fan. Enjoy your record player :)

Perfectly Pleasant said...

When I was younger my cousin and I would spend hours going through my mom's collection -- I haven't used a turntable in YEARS!

mrsb said...

What a find!! I have all my old album covers from the 80's on my art room wall, and they always bring me a smile! I really need to find a turntable and see if any of the records are still in shape to play!

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