January 29, 2007
His intense patronage has led to the collection of much vinyl—lots considered rare, trips to concerts—Pollard's mental state unknown, and I can't even look over his shoulder at his inbox—with thousands of unread messages from GBV mailing lists.
The good part of all this... obsession, was a nice electronic byproduct: The Sound Burger (Audio Technica AT-727) portable record player.
Its belt-driven turntable runs off 3 C batteries, has a built in pre-amp, and includes RCA outputs. The latter makes transferring those rare GBV tracks for digital enjoyment almost painless.
That said, Tom up and made a shirt of this player of records and it's now up on Wire & Twine.
In other news, I took a 3 hour nap this weekend, and man it felt good.
Current music: GBV "Pantherz"
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I haven't tried it yet John, but I think the stiffer record underneath would solve any floppy record issues.
Posted by: Chris Glass | Feb 1, 2007 2:01:16 PM
A question about the Sound Burger (love the name, BTW): Some vinyl records are pretty floppy. What keeps the record rigid if it's too floppy to support itself? Do you have to put a stiffer record below it?
Posted by: John in NOLA | Jan 29, 2007 6:23:28 PM
I had never heard about one of those up until now. Fascinating. If I still had any vinyl I'd pick one up.
Posted by: Stephen Shores | Jan 29, 2007 5:04:37 PM
I hate to jinx it John, but I do think this weekend of rest was the little push that got me back to feeling "normal"
Posted by: Chris Glass | Jan 29, 2007 12:35:40 PM
Can we get fries with that Burger? Interesting device. Love the red record in the background.
Hope you're felling better!
Posted by: John in NOLA | Jan 29, 2007 12:33:09 PM
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