One of my favourite past times is to watch music clips on YouTube. I can literally do this for hours, which in turn results in posting some of my fave clips to my Facebook page and usually gets me all nostalgic for the music I grew up listening to. (Who knows what my Facebook friends think).
My parents are pretty cool when it comes to music and well versed in the types of music they listen to. It was never a certain genre: we pretty much listened to and enjoyed everything. My sisters and I were raised right; being exposed to all sorts of music from Motown, British 60s, the 70s – think ABBA, Boney M, Carly Simon, Neil Diamond to name a few, followed by the best decade ever – the 80s – where it was Hall and Oats, INXS, U2, Hunters and Collectors, Elton John and all of the above. What baffles me though is I am a total nutcase lover of Bruce Springsteen (probably because he’s still a big spunk at the age of 65!!) but I don’t remember a lot of Bruce growing up. I’m pretty sure my love for him stemmed from “Dancing in the Dark”. I’m only human, right?
Watching these music clips on YouTube has made me think of the way we purchase our music. Obviously, growing up it was all vinyl which then moved to cassette tape then CD and now iTunes. For me, vinyl is definitely the best.
In Perth where I live, we have a few vinyl stores in Freo, the City and even one a few suburbs away which is awesome. And I think it’s awesome that artists are releasing their albums on vinyl again. Bring back the vinyl!
It got me to thinking of my fave vinyl record stores featured in some of my fave movies. So here are my top picks (all images courtesy of Pinterest):
Pretty in Pink
What I wouldn’t give to have worked in a record store like this. Pure enjoyment.
The craziness of Jack Black and the cool John Cusack = an awesome record store. In fact, any movie with John Cusack is going to have a viewer in me.
Renee Zellweger’s debut film is a goodie. My favourite scene in the film is when Dire Straits’ “Romeo and Juliet” is playing on the loudspeaker with the girl dancing along while listening to it on her headphones. Plus you can’t go past Rex Manning Day!
Are you a vinyl appreciator too? What are your faves?
Until next time …