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LPT,
The TVD First Date

“I had this roommate in college, and we were both crazy about music. I’m from Miami and this dude was from the cornfields of Illinois, so we had a lot to talk about and learn in terms of genres, albums, ect. Mind you, this was before streaming music so the only way to learn about […]

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Westberg,
The TVD First Date

“From the height of a small child gazing up at the bureau, some of my earliest memories were born.” “There in the dining room, my grandfather’s beloved record player would sit, and Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf would emanate from the room. The bustle of my grandmother cooking in the adjacent kitchen, the TV […]

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Madison Olds,
The TVD First Date

“Music was so much more fragile and coveted when it was just in a tangible form. There was fear of scratching a CD you worked hard to pay for, or unraveling a cassette, or even breaking a vinyl. You would display your rack of CDs or frame your vinyl, like there was a certain pride […]

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Imogen Clark,
The TVD First Date

“Growing up, my parents’ old record player was dusty, beige and weathered by constant use, a beautiful artefact of the ’70s. It sat downstairs on top of a shelf which was studded with the best of ’70s and early ’80s rock and pop—Joe Jackson, Led Zeppelin, John Farnham, Elton John, U2, Talking Heads—alongside a smattering […]

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Pharis & Jason Romero,
The TVD First Date

“It’s 2007 in Arcata, CA, and we’ve packed up everything Jason owns into a U-haul truck—his banjo shop tools, stacks of kiln-dried wood, a bed, a few kitchen tools, and a box of vinyl records.” “The records were given to us as a wedding gift; the gifter was the man who introduced us. He knew […]

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Doug Locke,
The TVD First Date

“I first began my love affair with vinyl as a boy in Houston, Texas. Part of our Christmas routine was taking turns flipping LPs while trimming the tree and drinking eggnog. With the sounds of The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Carla Thomas, Stevie Wonder, and The Temptations as the backdrop, I fell in love with […]

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Thin Lear,
The TVD First Date

“Early on in high school, I had this really strict, borderline obsessive routine, where I would come home, immediately record the day’s musical ideas on my cassette four-track (remember those?), and then I’d work out to clear my head. As every aspect of my life needed to connect to music in those days, I’d choose […]

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The Sea The Sea,
The TVD First Date

“Since I was a kid, I have been drawn to music. The way I could feel it move through my whole body. The way it could re-shape my brain waves. The way it connected me to the people in the room who I was listening with. Music, I later learned, was one of the few […]

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Evangeline Gentle,
The TVD First Date

“The feeling of accomplishment I experienced after dropping the needle down onto my finished record for the first time was wildly incomparable to what I felt listening to it digitally. From the very moment I peeled the plastic off, I felt like I was at the beginning of some kind of ritualistic experience of “closure” […]

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TWO,
The TVD First Date

“My dad was the collector.” “I have been obsessed with music for about as long as I have had any kind of awareness. Records are as much a part of my childhood as the Muppets or Transformers. My dad was a guitar player first, a music journalist second, then a pioneer of music video production […]

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Barringtone,
The TVD First Date

“My Mum singing hymns: ‘Ri-ise and shi-ine and give God his glory glory!’ and Brotherhood of Man’s “Save All Your Kisses for Me” high volume, definitely hitting the notes—with such off-the-scale enthusiasm that no-one could ever have questioned her commitment to the theme.” “My Dad on the other hand, a real crooner. Elvis’ “Love Me […]

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Bones Owens,
The TVD First Date

“In the ’80s and early ’90s in rural Missouri, vinyl was as prevalent as cornfields. Not because it was cool to have a record player, but because things were just far enough behind the times that everyone still had one in their house.” “I grew up listening on a Sears Roebuck bookshelf unit that was […]

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FerrariLover,
The TVD First Date

“Just found “It’s Called A Heart,” Depeche Mode, Extended 12 when I was going through my records. It is just so good. After spending years traveling and moving around, I was often away from my records. Finally today I put on my remastered Depeche reissue of Music For The Masses. The band is just brilliant. […]

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Captain Planet,
The TVD First Date

“In the fall of my junior year in high school, I was briefly suspended from a NYC based ‘City-As-School’ immersive, experiential education program that I was attending. A teacher had walked abruptly into my non-coed dorm room, discovering a very alarmed 16-year-old version of me, in bed, with 4 feet sticking out from the bottom […]

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Broken Bones Matilda, The TVD First Date

“Playing a record is a ritual. Running your fingers along your collection (which you recently alphabetised by artist), pulling out a record and going over the track-listing in your head before taking it out of the sleeve and placing it on the turntable. You put the empty sleeve against the shelf, drop the needle and […]

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