Friday, February 8, 2008

blog #050 >> All Vinyl Workday

This Friday the NW Media Art Department was proud to present....
The All Vinyl Workday!
Sound fun? It is. And I suggest it to anyone who wants to get to know their co-workers better and has a portable turn-table. It was a hit! Last Tuesday I realized that almost everyone at work has records. So, since it has been slow and stressful this week we came up with the All Vinyl Workday to... well, make this week rock! Of course not everyone brought records, some people forgot, some couldn't find theirs, some didn't get the bulk email, (sorry) and some just didn't have any. But we did get a huge variety of music: Deerhoof, Patsy Cline, Radiohead, Simon and Garfunkel, David Bowie, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, some disco, some Spanish folk, The London Symphony Orchestra, Beirut, Ron Stewart, and so much more. I don't think my "Sing Along with Spock" album has ever had so much attention or compliments. And Jeanne even came up with one of NorthWestern's first recordings from the 50's entitled "Teen Age Boogie." (And if none of you knew, NorthWestern's claim to fame is that we recorded "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen in 1963.) We made it though the day with only two or three noise complaints. It did get a bit loud... okay we got really loud. But that's pretty much normal for a day. So I'd say we did well.

Yes, it's blue!

Unfortunately he can't sing.

My record player at home.


Leingang Family said...

That sounds like so much fun! I love Simon and Garfunkle! I don't know what I would think about Spock.

Theresa said...

He REALLY can't sing, which actually makes it pretty funny.