Monday, May 28, 2012

Blue eyes.

{I've been a bit absent's why: lightning hit our internet during a bad storm last Tuesday. We got a new box that didn't work properly for several days, until we realized one of the cords was bad. Now my parents' computer has internet, but my laptop doesn't because apparently they didn't send us an actual wireless router. Anyway. It was sort of nice to be web-free...I get a lot more done when I don't have internet access. :) I read a lot. Isn't it weird how, if you go days without getting online, you sort of expect that something majored happened while you were gone? And yet, when I was able to finally check everything: I had nothing but junk emails, no sales on Etsy, the blog was quiet, etc. I guess I didn't miss much at all, huh? :) It was a nice little reminder about how unimportant all of that really is, compared to real life. I won't be doing any new posts until all this gets straightened out because it's too complicated to upload my pictures to my parents' computer. This post is something I wrote about two weeks ago and conveniently still had in my drafts folder.}

Our local Goodwill has lots of vinyl albums for sale. And every once in a while, you can find something really good. But usually you have to dig through a lot of weird stuff first.

I've sifted through a lot of Barry Manilow, classical music, Elton John, and local 70s gospel groups with matching pastel suits and big hair. The last time I was in there, I saw an album recorded by a chaplain called "Being Saved Is Fun!" Yes, there really was an exclamation point. :) I had to laugh and show it to Mom.

Anyway, as soon as I walked in last time I saw a Sinatra record. As I kept looking, I saw that there were about six or seven of his albums all together! Apparently someone donated their collection. I was so excited because I can rarely find Sinatra albums, especially good ones from the 50s or 60s (it also seems like nobody in our town listened to Nat King Cole or Ella Fitzgerald or Rosemary Clooney, because I can never find any of them, either).

About half of them ended up being some of his from when he was older, and I prefer how his voice sounded during the Capitol years. So I got "Nice 'n' Easy" and another two pack- all Capitol records.

P.S. Why don't people use words like sensational anymore? I think we should.

Another  P.S. I think I should do a Sinatra post sometime soon. Because I have mixed feelings about him. He has (probably) my most favorite voice ever, and I could listen to him sing nonstop and never get tired of it. But from all I've read about his personal life, I don't think I would have liked him very much. Then again, he sometimes comes off as weirdly charismatic in sort of a tough-guy, arrogant, honest way. I don't know what to think... :) All I know is that I love to hear him sing.

I also got this record with a wonderfully cheesy cover, full of Charlestons and other 20s music. It's all really bouncy and full of ukuleles and just fun. And, finally, a Bing Crosby Christmas record. I can't believe I didn't have one before now.

Also, I just found out last week that Amazon has a vinyl store! I knew that some groups like She & Him and The Secret Sisters released their music on vinyl, but I had no idea that you could also get records from The Civil Wars and Norah Jones. Very awesome. :) They do seem a bit expensive, but only because we're so used to cheap digital downloads...

Until next time,

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