Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Music History

I have a ridiculous love for vinyl records. 

My dad is definitely an eclectic soul. He taught me the appropriate respect for Motown and the classic country. My brother (who is 16 years older than me) taught me my love for classic rock and pretty much any amazing bands.  My mom gave me the courage to sing whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. She loves to sing along with the car radio. By the time I was 6, I could sing every word of "My Girl" (Temptations), "Don't Stop Believin'" (Journey), pretty much any U2 song you can imagine, "Lovesick Blues" (Hank Williams). So as you can see, I've been raised to appreciate it all. I suppose on my own I fell in love with Jack Johnson!! He is definitely my go to in any's so soothing. I remember vividly the very first time I heard Jack Johnson, it was "Bubble Toes" and I was with my bff Char in the back seat of my dad's car. We couldn't get it out of our heads.

As a housewarming present, my dad bought me a vintage 1950's record player (I know best dad everrr right). It looks like this I think (I haven't seen it yet bc it's being completely rebuilt with original parts!!) :

So I've started trying to acquire my own amazing record collection. My dad's is pretty amazing (over 300). My list is no where near that size, however, it is growing as I add to it. I've already made a small dent in it. Here's my list as of today:

1. U2 - The Joshua Tree (Guess what I've already got this one!)
2. Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams (Guess what...Sarahbeth bought me this one. SHE IS THE BEST!)
 3. Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static
4. Matt Costa
5. Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
6. Journey - Escape
7. Sam Cooke
8. Sheryl Crow
9. Corinne Bailey Rae (The one with Like a Star and Put Your Records on)
10. Coconut Records - Davy
11. Them Crooked Vultures
12. Dashboard Confessional - The Shade of Poison Trees

Do you love vinyl? What are some of your favorite musical influences? I'd love to know :-)



Mama Ventura said...

My husband and I love old records. We each inherited our parents records, which are pretty great. We have bought some ouselves, and one time we found a box of probably 30 records that someone left in the parking lot of a used book store. The store didn't want them so we got to keep them. So awesome!
They are all in storage right now at my moms, but I will have to post a picture someday.

ps, your record player is sweet!

...on the brink of something beautiful said...

i love vinyl records too!!! all thanks to my mom. she taught me to respect motown too. :)