Decorating With A Broken Record

SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN CONCOURSE & TELEPHONE ALLEY

Decorating ideas for old LP’s with a piece missing (a.k.a. broken record)–wind chimes or a planter decoration…

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Additional Decorating Idea

One can also include old 45’s in a decorating project…

Golden Concourse Telephone Alley Lp's & 45 rpm records DSCF6520RAWWEB

WORDS & PHRASES HISTORY LESSON

The phrase “broken record” for those under 40 has it origins in the days of 78 rpm records–large disks  of recorded music that preceded 45’s and LP records.  Frequently the playback needle would get stuck causing the passage on the recording to repeat again and again.  So in popular speech if someone was repetitive, tedious or importunate, they were said to sound like a broken record.

However, records did break by design or accident.  78’s were particularly brittle.  Breaking a 45 or LP did require some effort.

Records, of course were replaced by CD’s, which in turn have been replaced with MP3 files and music streaming.

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Photo location–Golden Concourse, Petaluma CA

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