Bring some Steely Dan for FrankieD
I have 6 Steely Dan "CDs". The rabbit made me buy those.
I agree LPs rule, but here on the lake mostly play LPs on the turntable never put to CD. Last year I got in all the stuff to put them to the computer, but lost interest as at the end of the day as I failed to find a reason to do that. I am kinda of a geek and it seemed like a fun computer project. Then the audio side of me took over and told me not to mess with perfection.
Most guys I know who play LPs go to great extremes to put on a clean/perfect record. Many of my favorites were bought by me in the 60's. Those guys have been through a lot of parties and are kinda beat up. I love them. When I was at Clemson in the metal dorms, it was too loud to study in the day time, but you could sleep if you put on Mantovani, Ferrante and Teicheri, or Bill Justis real loud.
I also have a lot never or seldom played (like my million dollar Beatles collection). I have some TAMS I bought duplicates of that are not opened, and while no one else might want to open them - they are a treasure to me.
As I think about it, this is silly. I might only live 50 more years, or may crash on the Harley going to the Walmart tomorrow. Protecting my needle will not mean much then. I think I will spend some time next week playing my most beat up records before I die and my kin sells them off on ebay.
I could bring some perfect or some fun LPs up.