DALLAS — Billy Wright plunked down dime after dime for comic books while growing up in the late 1930s and early 1940s, caring for the collection he started around the age of 9 until his death more than half a century later. On Wednesday, most of that collection sold for a whopping $3.5 million.
It’s hard to believe that it was only 134 years ago today that the phonograph was first patented. But since then, the vinyl record listening experience has seen an upgrade or two. With vinyl’s recent resurgence, many people who have yet to drop a needle themselves are buying up turntables and twelve-inches left and right. And it’s no surprise — people love the format’s “warm,” uncompressed sound; its deliberate, thoughtful listening experience and quite frankly, the artwork on a big twelve-inch just looks cooler.
But before you go dropping loads of money to update your collection to vinyl records (a new, single album record can cost up to $25), here are some helpful tips to help you along the way.
Feb. 2, 2012 — And the verdict from Punxsutawney Phil after seeing his shadow this morning during the 126th annual Groundhog Day festivities is: six more weeks of winter!
Ah, Groundhog Day. This U.S. and Canadian tradition comes every year on Feb. 2. It has its roots in astronomy, in the sense that it’s a seasonal festival, tied to the movement of Earth around the sun. In the U.S. and Canada, we call it Groundhog Day – a great excuse to go outside and enjoy some revelry during the winter months. via Discovery.com
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