If it sells out this evening, I’m almost too late to tell you about this – but I’ve had so much fun with it I just had to hope you see this blog in time! Or perhaps there’ll be a few left tomorrow.
Neil Hinde is with us at 7pm and 10pm this evening (Wednesday 22nd) with his brilliant GPO Attaché record player and also a new model, the Jive. I have the Attaché in the Brown antique leatherette, and I love it! It has a great look and takes up hardly any space when you’re not using it, but what I love best is the fun I’ve had playing all my old albums.
In fact, I love it so much I bought one last week for a friend’s 50th birthday present, and since digging out all his old music albums from the loft he hasn’t stopped grinning! At under £70 it’s a great way to play all those records you haven’t heard for years and bring back memories of your youth. I’ve found a supply of old records at a regular antique fair near my home and at £2 each I’ve been buying loads!
From Supertramp to Bob Dylan, The Eagles to Neil Young and Led Zeppelin to Marvin Gaye, I’ve been reliving my musical past. When I hear ‘Brass in Pocket’ by The Pretenders I’m back in the room I lived in for my final year at uni; the Beatles’ classic ‘Hey Jude’ takes me to a long slow dance with one of my first boyfriends; and ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’ by Boney M – rather bizarrely – to the after-party when I was competing in the World Modern Pentathlon Championships in Poland!
Have you got a box of old LPs gathering dust somewhere? Want to bring those memories alive again? The reminiscing will begin as soon as you have one of these!
Try to catch Neil this evening to have a closer look – both GPO models play at 33, 45 and 78rpm and also allow you to record onto a memory stick so you can listen to your records when you’re out and about. If you want even more oomph than the built in twin stereo speakers give you, perhaps for a party, you get the lead you need to attach a bigger speaker. And the Jive plays FM radio, CDs and MP3s as well, although it costs a bit more.
The only problem is that the last time Neil showed us the Attaché design it sold out. Hopefully he’ll have more this time, but don’t risk missing the chance to have a stroll down Memory Lane!
Let me know which track evokes memories of the happiest times of your past…