high fidelity.

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the smell of old records.

who didn’t love john cusack in high fidelty, the movie based on nick hornby’s brilliant novel? Rob, played by John is a record store owner and compulsive list maker, who recounts his top five breakups throughout the film, including the one in progress. i think we all have ‘breakup songs’, am i right? ones that rip your heart right out the second they unexpectedly land on your radio station. ugh. a lot of my breakup songs initially came from vinyl, or for that matter a couple of 8-tracks, but let’s not go there. i still really love collecting vinyl — there’s nothing like that swell of the heart (and nostalgia) when you come upon an oldie but a goodie that just can’t be passed up. i recently shared kate koeppel’s cool record dividers, so if you’re a real collector, you might have a look at those. in the meantime, got any classic vinyl in your collection? what’s your favorite? mine’s roxy music’s avalon. best, most romantic record ever.

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audio klassiks; open road; university of washington wallpaper collection; katie shelton.

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marshall speakers.

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audiophilia; marshall stanmore cream speaker; drawn.

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a beautiful mess; braun pcs 4 record player via ian clairidge; minoo design.

turntables

the socialite family; wired for sound; the cherry blossom girl; veda house on vsco.

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entertainment center via urban outfitters.

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7 Responses to “high fidelity.”
  1. totally agree with you about avalon…always reminds me of the beautiful sophia coppola “marni for H&M” ad. dreamy :)

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

  2. mlleparadis says:

    love the pink and the green – wish manufacturers would go back to making their products in color. (even though your black and white post was gorgeous).

  3. kathy says:

    oh, i love “avalon”, too. and two bobs – one for when i am happy (seger’s “live bullet”) and one for when i am sad (dylan’s “blood on the tracks”; i hate that title). joe cocker “live” is great anytime. also anything – especially live – by jimmy buffet and tab benoit (again, happy/sad). when i feel like dancing or have lots of chores to do: marvin gaye “live at the london palladium”, neville brothers “live on planet earth” and earth, wind and fire’s “live greatest hits” cds do the trick. anything by stevie wonder at any time, but most of all his “fullfillingness’ first finale”. and a couple of soundtracks – “amalie” and “saturday night fever”. these are the main stays, but i have a huge stack of music courtesy of my beloved sister so the list could go on and on … :)

  4. i can’t focus on anything else in this post because of that beautiful wallpaper! i’d kill for a wall covered in that!

  5. Cate says:

    I’m looking for a record player in a portable case like in the images above, but the reviews of the ones at Urban Outfitters, aren’t so great, I would love to know which brands of record players are good and if Ebay is a good way to go. Thanks!

  6. Ok, I just loved this post and I really, really, need to go and watch High Fidelity again.

  7. we used to live in chicago & walked by the ‘store’ where they filmed. unfortunately there wasn’t anything there but a boarded up store front. there was a great record store in the neighborhood however! and the club where they filmed is still there – http://www.doubledoor.com/

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