Friday, March 07, 2008

New Toy

Before I get to the topic of the day, I'll mention author L.A. Mitchell who stops by here on occasion.

Her short story, "The Lost Highway" appears in the romance anthology Love Texas Style, published by The Wild Rose Press.

Check out the book, her website, and her Lost Month of Giveaways contest.

In other news, I recently purchased a device I have not seen or used in a long, long time. It looks like this:

Weird looking, huh? It gets better. In order to use it, you have to put things on it, things that look like this:

I know, crazy! And what's amazing is when you turn the device on, it plays music. I'm not kidding!

What kind of music? Well, I'm not talking about toe tapping tunes.

I'm not talking about a funky groove.

I'm talking about music that makes me want to move.


Blogger Steve Buchheit said...

I hear there's this new fangled thingie called "Hi-Fi." Did you get that with that weird device?

And what does it mean 33.3 / 45 / and 72 RPM. What's RPM?

March 7, 2008 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

It comes in 72 as well?!?

Aw man. I've been ripped off!

March 7, 2008 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

How cool is that?

Do you want my Duran Duran albums? :)

March 7, 2008 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

My current collection does have a decidedly 80's tilt. Duran Duran would fit right in.

When I dug up the records, I had all kinds of hopes. Then I realized that before a move from Mass. to Maine I had sold a ton of albums to a second hand store. I guess I thought: "When will I ever listen to these again? Besides, CD's are going to be around forever."

March 8, 2008 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger L.A. Mitchell said...

Now you must divulge your most embarassing vinyl treasure. We won't laugh. Much.

Thanks for the plug, too :)

March 8, 2008 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

Most embarrassing would have to be the Gene Simmons 'Solo' album. Each member of Kiss released an album in 1978. Yes, I bought it new. Scariest track: Simmons singing "When You Wish Upon A Star".

In my defense, I also have the first record I ever bought, a BSO recording of Beethoven's 5th, conducted by Serge Koussevitzky.

Clearly, there is some serious nostalgia going on here.

Anyone else want to share their vinyl of shame?

March 9, 2008 at 8:20 AM  

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