Vinyl making a comeback!

Vinyl making a comeback!

I think maybe I should just say….”It’s Back!”  I was at a big box store the other day and almost snapped my neck when I turned my cart down the isle with DVDs and spotted a shelf of ALBUMS!!!!  Yes…RECORDS!!!!  Classic Rock selections.  It’s back…and there was even a gentleman thumbing thru them.  Now…only problem?  Years ago..the record companies sent us “Program Directors” catalogs and told us that the new technology in CDs is going to make albums obsolete.  SO…a perk of radio was the option to order a few CDs every week for my personal library.  Thinking the new technology was so cool I decided to tell a friend of mine that he was welcome to come over to my man cave and get ALL THESE ALBUMS out of my house!!  I was so glad when he came over and loaded up the 1000 plus albums that took up all that room.  Yes…Beatle albums that were still un-opened…most of the collection in great shape but seemed so old and outdated.  See ya albums…I’m replacing you with these neat little digital discs and couldn’t be happier.  Well, fast forward 28 or so years and I get tears in my eyes when I think about it.  No…at this point I won’t be starting over…it’s too painful.  Oh ya…back then I laughed and sold my professional turntable for like $50 bucks.  One that I had purchased for over $250 and worth much more today.  Regrets??  You damn right.  If I still had all those albums I would gladly invest another great turntable.  Now with CDs becoming obsolete will I do the same and have someone come and pick up the 2000 in my collection?  HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  Not on your LIFE….they are locked up to be passed on to my daughters cause ya never know what they may be worth someday.  Even if they aren’t I’m not taking that chance again.  (Painful) Lesson learned

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It’s COOKOUT season…

It’s COOKOUT season…

So what’s your absolute GO-TO most favorite thing to cook on the grill? Not only for the “delicious” factor but for prep as well. I have friends that pride themselves on the art of grilling. I guess we can ad smoking meats as well. It is an art. The way you marinate the meat, the…read more »

Postponed…the new common word this summer

Postponed…the new common word this summer

Well, in the last few weeks we’ve heard this word more than once in our part of the world. First, one of my favorite events of all time, The Hodag Country Festival in Rhinelander has made the tough decision to postpone till next year. People may not realize what an undertaking it is for the…read more »

Always Remember

Always Remember

I think it’s been said a million times or so but Memorial Day is identified with travel, parties, cookouts and the beginning of summer. I know we’ve heard it many times before but the sacrifices made by many are so worth repeating the real reason. Memorial Day is about remembering those that made the ultimate…read more »

The New Normal?

The New Normal?

I don’t know about you but I’m really tired of this term already! Yes, of course I realize things aren’t the same but WHAT IS “the new normal”. I realize everybody is itching to get out and about and continue with life the way it was a few months ago but is that possible? I’ve…read more »