First up, the deep voiced, curly headed, microphone kisser, Donald Mason.
With all of the members blogging, we could talk about music, doing things behind the scenes and all that jazz. Today, I am feeling two things that warm my heart, natural and man made: sunshine and vinyl records. You know those little things in life that make you realize this world is incredible. This week, we have shaken the polar vortex and even broke into 70-degree weather in Kentucky. Taking dogs on walks in warm sunshine during the winter has no other choice but to give you that fuzzy feeling. Ahh... the Spring Knight has come to defeat the Frost King. Still a bit away from reciting Fresh Prince’s “Summertime” though patience is a virtue. I bet that some of you sitting at your office desk, looking out to the sunshine long for redemption from the sun.
What could you do to break the shackles of responsibility and embrace the ever-close star?
Your weekend starts soon enough.
Sunshine is wondrous. Music is wondrous. Vinyl records are like capturing pieces of sunshine and mixing them in with organic tunes to create a magical concoction. The crackling of the needle hitting the vinyl for the first time, preparing your ear drums for a fantastic voyage. Watching each spin goes round and round, mesmerized by the way of the wax. Ok, ok, so I like vinyl records. Isn’t it awesome, even if you aren’t someone who has 50+ vinyls on the wall with hundreds more in their collection, to go to a used record store and see the history sitting on the shelves? Where are the 8-track stores? Cassette tape stores? Of course, CDs are still strong and take up way less space. Even still, nothing is like the vinyl record. In Lexington, we are blessed with stores like The Album, CD Central and Pop’s Resale that keep the locally owned music stores alive. The gems in the $1 bins, the overflow coming from collections, and the ability to throw it on a turntable and know it’s real. The moral of the story: open the blinds, crack a window, throw some vinyl on the turntable and enjoy a few of my favorite things this weekend. Your soul will be grateful and may induce a nice habit or ritual. *insert pops and crackling*
For all of the Louisvillians out there, we will be funkin the River City at Third Street Dive Saturday night (tomorrow night!)
Peace and Love,