Yea I know. Vinyl is in. But I’ve been listening to vinyl records all my life. I vividly remember Elvis, ABBA, Simon and Garfunkel and the like thundering through the cabinet-sized speakers posted atop the fireplace in the home I grew up in here in Hampton. We would sit and listen to Bill Cosby – Himself with my aunt and uncle while ROTFLOAO. It was just part of our life. Saturday morning there would be a stack of LP’s lined up on the cue and the “jukebox” of vinyl would play all morning. It was THE WAY to wake up.
Mind you, this would have been the early 80’s so cassettes were really in their heyday but my parents’ supply of music was of the vinyl persuasion so that is what we played. The most memorable of songs would have to be Suspicious Minds or an An American Trilogy from the always loved and often imitated Elvis Presley. There was an onslaught of ABBA that I keep trying to forget to no avail. I look through those records now and recall, nearly, each one and often play them to relive those memories.
With that in mind, I would like to invite you to join us every Friday evening during our tours for our For The Record Vinyl Nights. We’ll be spinning vinyl records in the yard and to make it even better, you get to bring your own records for us to play as well. Your participation will be rewarded with a few 12 oz bottles of beer to take home with you. The idea is to share. Share music. Share beer. Share community.
We theme every week so pay attention to our calendar of events and tune into our Facebook page for what the current weeks theme will be. If you have any suggestions feel free to share those on Facebook as well.