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From: "Jack Palmer" <[log in to unmask]>
> I certainly qualify as an old man. I'm even older than Mike! But even
> if I was willing to download the music only I could not obtain the artist
> and the music I want. It is only available from old 78s. Most of it has
> never been released on CD or even LP. So where does that leave me?
> Either look for the old records or forget the music I want to hear? So my
> choice is looking for the records. And I enjoy it. I have met so many
> interesting people and traveled across the entire US looking for the
> music. I can't travel anymore due to health problems but I still check
> out several mail order lists and on line listings. I feel I am doubly
> blessed. I get to hear the music and I also have the original artifact
> that the music was issued on. You have to be a record collector (of any
> age) to know what it is like.
Well, I'm nine days older'n dirt & twice as polluted (actually, 66.5
once I get my "78 deck" up and running...and IF its ceramic-cartridge output
works when fed into my sound card's "Line In" jack (it should!)...I hope to
convert as many as possible of my half-vast shellac archive's discoid
to digital files...and find a place to put them for "public consumption!"
currently going through them one milk box at a time, creating MS Access-
based listings of my holdings...often surprising myself at my holdings!