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Re: wxlo morning crew

In all seriousness: most people seem to have the idea
that a "record" means a vinyl platter. For years
we only thought of "records" as being just that--
12" records at 33 1/3 rpm, 7" records at 45, and
those old "78s". Then cassettes, eight-track tapes,
and CDs came along and no-one referred to them as

But guess what: they are! "Record" is short for 
"recording". As far as I'm concerned, if I were to
walk into a store that sold only CDs, I would call
it a "record store" as it sells RECORDings.

Vinyl records are still being made, if only in fewer
quantities.  Some artists (REM comes to mind)
specified that their albums still come out on vinyl.
R&B "club" DJs use them (as in "scratching"). Other
formats have gotten more successful, but as far as
I'm concerned, a CD is a "record", and technically
a cassette tape could also be considered a record.

And when I play a CD at WMWM, I am playing a record.
It's 5 inches in diameter, not 12, and it's made of
aluminum (and maybe some other metals) not vinyl.
But as far as I'm concerned, it's a record.

--- Brian Vita <brian_vita@cssinc.com> wrote:

> For the benefit of some of the younger members of
> this list, you'd better 
> explain what a "record" is ;-)

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