(A draft from January 23, 2009 that I never published for some reason)
My Mills Brothers 78 was pretty shot when my mom bought it for me but I still got a lot of use out of it.
We found the album over the summer hanging out with Rhen in the back room trying to stay cool. It quickly became our favorite album.
I think Rhen might of bounced it off the floor a couple of times. It’s just about cracked in half.
I’m not even sure if a 78 is technically vinyl. It is much more brittle than a 33 or 45.
Anyway, Mr. Jobs comes to the rescue and I’m instantly reunited with them within minutes of purchasing the two mp3s at the Apple music store. The 78 still plays but it is just about shot. The charming hiss and pop is more frantic now and I no longer feel comfortable putting our record player through the task of playing it.
Background information on the Mills Brothers is right here: