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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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SONG OF THE WEEK

Figured it was about time I changed the song of the day. RIP LEON REDBONE.

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Started by Rob Gould. Last reply by Arthur D. Lovelace Sep 9, 2018.

Recommended Reading for 2d Dragoons/2d Cavalry 26 Replies

Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1, 2017.

Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

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Comment by Harry Warner on August 19, 2009 at 1:12pm
I have one by Crosley that will transfer 45's and lp's directly to cd. There is also one that will put cassetts directly to cd.
Comment by Jesse Kelley on August 19, 2009 at 12:51pm
That is awesome Dave.
I know this is not what you want, but a friend of mine just acquired a turntable from Costco, that converts your old vinyl to a digital signal for input into your putr. (Does not harm the old vinyl)
Think he said it was only $109.00.
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 19, 2009 at 12:22pm
I have an old Edison 78 with the song "In The Second Cavalry" as one side, but I can't find anything to play it on so I don't know what the song sounds like. I had four of them and gave one to the 2nd Cavalry Museum, one to the President of the 2nd Cavalry Association, Tom Molino, and one to the 74th Regimental Command Sergeant Major, CSM Victor Martinez. So far nobody has found anything to play one on.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 19, 2009 at 12:10pm
You know I still have over 225 old 33 records some I bought back in the 60's, still put out some beautiful music. I have a lot of the big band era and a mixture of all types of music. They sound real good, I have 4 different sets of speakers, set up so I can select the sound I want through my amplifier. I put this group together. I talked to a couple of music stores, they said people are looking around buying the old 33's and 78's again. When I stationed in Amberg I bought a grundig console, which I sold to my nephew, it is still working over48 years. I still love to listen to the old ones.
Comment by Jesse Kelley on August 19, 2009 at 11:20am
I just have to say it wont be long and CD's will be obsolete also.
And actually all ready are, with the iPod.
Plus I have 600 or more cassette tapes, that I never play anymore.
The camera chips and memory sticks are the new rave. The latest NewEgg.com ad, had a 32G stick for $39.99.
Comment by James F. Burgos on August 19, 2009 at 10:22am
Oy, such a deal !
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 19, 2009 at 9:36am
James,
I've got a Jewish friend who rebuilds 8 track tapes. The guy is so cheap he doesn't own a garbage can! His weekly garbage, which would fit inside a softball, is always tossed in somebody else's can.
Comment by James F. Burgos on August 19, 2009 at 9:16am
Say Dennis, what do you do when the tapes wear out? As we used to say back in the day : far out, man. I guess it is like phonograph records. Once I couldn't buy replacement needles, my album collection became junk. I had some good ones too. I am slowly rebuilding the collection with CD's through Amazon.com. They have a WIDE selection. Remember all of the stereo systems we bought at AFEES and had shipped home ? If we only knew.
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 18, 2009 at 7:32pm
I read the stats, and AARP looses an average of 300,000 members a month. The 60,000 stated specifically that they were leaving because of the healthcare deal. But while they loose 300,000 active members a month, they get 400,000 new members every month.
Comment by Dennis Wayne Williams on August 18, 2009 at 7:30pm
i still a working 8 track player
 

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