Thursday, May 22, 2008


I got a chuckle when I read Bud’s (Mobile) comments about the “sound” of vinyl. Then I remembered this from the Gizmodo website – how to turn a used CD into a record that you can play on your turntable!! “Man bites Dog!” Heh.

Have a GREAT Memorial Day! We will be flying our flag on the front of the house.

Dave M, Vietnam vet

CDs Get Into the Groove, Do Music the 45RPM Way

This is a story of a not so environmentally friendly, but rather groovy repurposing idea: reusing CDs as records (remember them?) At the UK's Futuresonic festival last week, a guy named Aleks Kolkowski had his vintage record-cutting machine ready to carve sound tracks into old CDs and DVDs. People simply had to turn up with an old disc and a sound file and he'd "overwrite" the CD with a track ready to be played on a turntable. Neat! I'd have been there asking Aleks for a copy of my first ever record (that'll be the theme to Watership Down— I know, I know) on a crappy old AOL CD I found recently. [Futuresonic via DIYDaily via ]

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