Hello and welcome to my first post on Now Spinning Vinyl, or any blog for that matter! I’m Danny and over the past year I have started my (addictive) vinyl adventure.
So what is Now Spinning Vinyl, and why should anyone want to tune in? Well the simple answer is: this is a little blog area I’ve created to review, video, photograph and write about anything vinyl related, and humans are curious by nature – so may find some interest here!
While that’s all fine and dandy, I thought it best to give a little bio of my music journey so far.
I remember growing up listening to an eclectic catalogue of music from my parents record and cassette collection, from Aretha Franklin to ZZ Top! I really have my parents to thank for my music taste – they wouldn’t claim to be music aficionados, but boy did they love listening and dancing around the house to some of the greats!
I recall one cassette had Tina Turn – The Best on side 1, and on the other side… Pavarotti – Nessun Dorma. Who on God’s green earth puts those two genres of music on the same tape? As a 6 year-old boy, did I complain? Not even a little bit. While both had their distinctions and merits, the character and empowerment of their music was instantly ingrained on me.
Recollecting my parent’s vinyl collection still sends shivers down my spine. Not for the contents themselves, but the treatment they received from three young brothers showing, what would be deemed by today’s vinyl collector, as utter contempt.
Moving on twenty ‘something’ years, and that inherited collection sits proudly next to my years’ worth of accumulating. Considering the upbringing those vinyls had, they’re still in great condition, and get my love and attention they deserved two decades ago.
That’s enough about me for now, so until next time – thanks for tuning in!