First up: Vinyl
Because I fucking love vinyl. I'm sitting ay my desk feet away from a Wildcat record player. Any chance I get, I buy more albums. The term "vinyl" appears in over 310 of my stories. (Ah, but how do you know the stories aren't talking about sexy, kinky vinyl clothing? Well, there is that...) Record players are featured in 300+ of my stories.
|"Flip Me Over" panties|
If I were to give vinyl as a gift this holiday, and I knew the receiver owned a record player, I'd go vintage. What I tried to do with my guides last year, was hit gifts that were for every price range. You can honestly pick up the best albums at Goodwill. No joke. They often have 45s, as well, for about a buck. Tie a stack together with a sexy ribbon, and you're set. If you have extra cash on hand, add a bottle (or three) of music-themed wine to the mix.
You can also find assorted record-themed gifts, like the "flip me over" panties (detail above) by Looky Loos UnderRoos. And this super sexy 45 adapter necklace from Ami Jane. (I think this piece is an absolute conversation starter. I feel as if I'd want to get to know a person who was wearing this necklace.)
There are a slew of different record shirts—and I'm pretty much in love with all of them. But this is one of my favorites from Red Bubble:
"Everything sounds better on vinyl." Yes. Yes it does.
Now, if you would like to take a novel for a spin, Melt With You is a time-travel romance that goes back to the days—and nights—of vinyl.
So there you have it. Day #1. Guide #1. I probably will not be doing 12 days in a row. But my goal was to get these up before it was too late. If you have vinyl-themed suggestions, please feel free to add them here or hit me with a note at msalisontyler at yahoo dot com.
Happy Thanksgiving, and let the good times roll!
P.S. I have a vinyl-dedicated board on Pinterest. Check me out!
P.P.S. The best thing about this being my own blog is that I can add to the lists as items occur to me. I was upstairs, going through a bookshelf, when I remembered High Fidelity. How could I leave the novel off my vinyl list? I adore the movie and the soundtrack, but the book (in my opinion) is one of the best ever written. I can quote lines—passages even.