Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I'm Having a Record Year

Here I was thinking that 33 was a year void of significance.
Leave it to Kim {there's a reason we call her Yoda} to prove me wrong.
She informed me that this is my first of 3 "record rpm" birthdays.
It is in fact true, they made 33, 45 and 78 rpm records.
The 33 represents the beginning of the long-play record.
In the days of acoustic recording the longer the rep {smaller the rpm} the worst the sound so 78 was used.
Then came electric recording and the 33 was made possible.
The 45 apparently was produced later since one record company didn't want to use the speed that another was already producing.
There, now we all learned something about records today.

I found it interesting. 
If I bored you then sorry but too bad.
It's my birthday and I'll type what I want to.

PS These are pics from my very own "portable" record player and collection of 3, count 'em 3, records.

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