For those of you who don’t know I have a fetish, it’s a vinyl fetish. No not that kind of vinyl fetish you freaks (although Trinity is definitely hot in vinyl in The Matrix). The kind of vinyl I mean is records. You know, like CD’s but much larger and not digital. I’ve loved records since I was a little kid. I used to listen to Michael Jackson and Kenny Rogers on my Michael Jackson record player when I was a kid. Well for my birthday my incredibly awesome girlfriend got me an incredibly awesome gift, a turntable. She didn’t just get me any turntable though. She searched around to find one that wasn’t just some plane Jane turntable, she went out and found me a retro turntable. Here’s a pic.
Now it’s not just retro, that isn’t all that big of a trick, it’s retro AND it has a USB out to rip the records. So it appeals to the vinyl geek and the computer geek inside me. She did an awesome job. The best part though, it’s got a handle and a lid which makes the basic design very much like my first Michael Jackson record player. Definitely one of the best birthday presents I’ve gotten, especially in my adult life. Here’s one last shot of it all closed up. Oh, the record on it is Guns n’ Roses Appetite for Destruction, a little trip back to 1987 for me, which is quite excellent.