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My Own Private Audio Episode 7-Open Apology to god, I mean Eric Clapton

My Own Private Audio Episode 7-Open Apology to god, I mean Eric Clapton

Hello Vinyl lovers! I've been meaning to write this post for some time. It is very personal to me. Some my even say sacred. I mean religious conversions are a big deal right? But, first I should clarify a vinyl obsessive "religious conversion". Yes. It is deep, it is all consuming, it is life changing, and it is spiritual. It makes you want to tell everyone of the glorious news you have heard, knock on doors and grab strangers by the collar so that they too can revel in the nourishing glow of knowledge. For you see, I have come to...


My Own Private Audio Episode 7- 2017 Year End Favorites

My Own Private Audio Episode 7- 2017 Year End Favorites

Hello vinyl friends. I wanted to offer a heartfelt, "Thank You", to all of our customers who have joined the Music Box Society by purchasing our boxes. We have only been operating for about 1 year now and we are overjoyed that so many record collectors from all over the world now are using our Music Boxes. But, onto the business at hand, my personal year end list. Let me just say that in a world filled with chaos, sorrow and uncertainty, music has and will always be my place of solace and joy. My wish for the coming year is...


My Own Private Audio Episode 6-My Uncles Music Box- Preservation and Rediscovery Through Records

My Own Private Audio Episode 6-My Uncles Music Box- Preservation and Rediscovery Through Records

I have a special vinyl storage box in my record collection, unlike my other albums, it is not alphabetized, or put in a genre order.  I keep these albums together because of what they represent. I call this "My Uncles Music Box". I often think about the powerful connection between music and memory and just how profound it can be. I recently watched a documentary of a man who was playing music to people suffering from Alzheimer Disease in an attempt to reconnected them with their memories, and  thereby, reconnecting them with themselves.   The man in question would bring...


My Own Private Audio Episode 5- Tom Petty

My Own Private Audio Episode 5- Tom Petty

This post is extremely sad for me. I must have written 5 different drafts over the past few days, just trying to convey how much Tom Petty meant/means to me. He's been with me since I was 8 years old when I saw the video for "Refugee" on some precursor to MTV. And aside from that incredible song, what I most remembered at that time was just how cool that man looked. There was no artifice to him or his band, no hairdos or pyrotechnics, just a serious dude with his gang, belting out a righteous song with an indelible...


My Own Private Audio Episode 4-Let's Do It For Johnny Hartman, The Voice That Is

My Own Private Audio Episode 4-Let's Do It For Johnny Hartman, The Voice That Is

Hey music loving hep cats...do you like vocalists? We here at Music Box Designs sure do; Frank  Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella, and on and on. But you know what takes pride of place in my Jazz Music Box? Johnny Hartman- his smoky wood tone timbre is a perfect match for our new Linn color palette inspired LP Record Storage Box.  Effortless, smooth, seductive. You can almost hear him singing when he's not even on the turntable, such is his presence. And yes. Johnny cut an album with Coltrane, so there's that monumental endorsement. Hartman once said if he ever was alone with...

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