Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4054 - I'm sitting here in my office pulling orders and listening to music coming from my brand new turntable/record player.
You see, I gave my very old turntable to my youngest son a few months ago. Actually we came across some LPs at a store which he wanted to have. He had mentioned to me his interest in 'Swing' music a few months earlier and we compared notes on what we both liked and / or disliked in swing music.
Well, we bought those LPs and proceeded to search for my old turntable from many years ago. We found it, fixed it up, and he took it home with him. He has since listened to those LPs, and enjoys his purchase. I let him keep the turntable, but on a 'borrow' basis.
This past week I received the seasonal flyer from Bed Bath & Beyond. In the circular there was a turntable for sale. At an inexpensive price! Well, that got me to thinking...
I've sold most of my LP collections, including almost all of my Elvis Presley collection and Annette Funicello collection. I still have my Creedence Clearwater Revival collection, and some others, (Paul Revere and the Raiders, etc.).
The urge to hear those collections again got to me... I broke down and searched online to see what other retailers had those cool looking record players.
After checking online, I went to Target and picked up a Crosley CR8500A-Cruiser turntable/record player. Surprisingly the sound is pretty darn good! I've been playing this record player, switching between CCR, swing, jazz, female vocalists etc. This is the only 'Christmas Present' I'm buying myself this Holiday Season. It is really nice to hear my vinyl LPs again, and I've even picked up a few more in the past few days.
Here's the link to the Crosley Radio web site so you can check out all the turntables / record players. The Company has a long history in music.
So what's the connection to comic books?
There are many films that have soundtracks and also have comic book adaptations as well.
Plus several rock bands have unauthorized biographies written on them in a comic book format. The above link will take you to Revolutionary Comics listings.
Comic Books & Music has a long history together... Check it out when you get a chance!
Excuse me now, as I go to dig out those Christmas albums to play after Thanksgiving Day!
~ Michael D Hamersky
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