Truth be told, the only reason I still have records at all … is that some of them never came out on CD, and one of these days I’ll get around to digitizing them.
FWIW: My record player’s been in a box since moving in 2000. I got it out a few years ago to see if it still worked, and it did. Funny thing: it’s one of the ones enthusiasts like these days, and after adjusting for inflation, it’s worth more than I paid for it in 1982.
BTW: the vXgirl is into vintage stuff, and is fascinated that I still have records. I showed her how they work when I got that turntable out, but she says she doesn’t remember.
From the May 25, 2015 issue of The New Yorker.