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  •  I bet... (3+ / 0-)

    ...you put a quarter on top of the tone arm to keep it from skipping. Come to think of it, what you describe may even predate that.

    Please visit The Daily Music Break for some good music.

    by cweinsch on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:38:59 AM PST

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    •  The previous comment... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...was meant for badscience, two comments above...

      Please visit The Daily Music Break for some good music.

      by cweinsch on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:40:05 AM PST

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      •  What I did mostly (3+ / 0-)
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        was to take all my small plastic animal figurines, put them on the record label, turn the speed to 78, and give them a ride!

        My kids have lived a blighted childhood because they did not have a multi-speed portable record player with Burl Ives, The Singing Nun, French Folk Songs for Children and other gems in vinyl that they could listen to at the incorrect speed.

        My mom was very "progressive" and decided I would be good at French, so bought me lots of French records when I was very very young. Of course, I didn't understand them, and mostly listened to them at 45 or 78 rpm :-)

        However, long after the French records had been banished to the closet and I was listening instead to Queen on my dad's very high-falutin' stereo equipment complete with discwasher system, I began taking French classes in junior high. At which I excelled. Nearly majored in French in college.

        Of course, I'm a crappy mom and didn't get my kids foreign language CDs to enrich their growing up.

        •  Good To Know I Am Not Alone (2+ / 0-)
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          in using a turn table to take some figures on a ride :).

          Best I have is my 3 year old niece. She has an iPod. Bluetooth speaker. But I got her listening to the Dead! If I had the videos of us dancing they might go viral.

          When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

          by webranding on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:17:40 AM PST

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        •  But they have... (2+ / 0-)
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          ...South Park and Family Guy. Okay, point taken.

          I lived in a home in which my parents never or very rarely used bad language. When I was about 10, my mom had an operation for a detached retina. While recovering, somebody went to the library and took out some records in which the author or an actor read the novel. A precursor to eBooks.  

          One day, she put one on and, unfortunately, it was John Updike. The passage that came on was one of his most graphic. Funny now. Then, not so much.

          Please visit The Daily Music Break for some good music.

          by cweinsch on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:19:16 AM PST

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