I think I get it now. For a long time, I was baffled at the resurgence of popularity in vinyl. I didn’t get it. I especially didn’t get how suddenly expensive it was to buy a record (or an LP as we cool kids used to call them back in the day).
I have seen the light. And yes, I’ve also seen the Blues Brothers movie where that line comes from. But I totally get the vinyl craze. I can just about count myself in that category now.
There’s something about the hunt, about finding that special album, about putting the needle down on the record and hearing the magical sounds issuing forth. It’s a tangible link back to my childhood.
I’m not a fan of some of the price tags. Then again, I’m not a fan of the price of a lot of concert tickets these days. I guess just about everything is expensive these days.
But money spent on good music is never wasted, I think.