178 Minutes
Hi Fidelity. #vintage #audio

Hi Fidelity. #vintage #audio

“My Father’s Records” My father’s records came in three boxes. Precious vinyl enclosed in dusty jackets, Covered with pictures of new and familiar faces. They tell me more  about him than I ever knew before. Yet they tell me nothing other than taste preferences. I thumb through colorful covers.
Ray Price, Roy Clark and Jim Reeves gracefully pass by. Men I’m morefamiliar withthan I amwith the manwho owned thesesimple sleeves.
I skim album titles and scour track lists —
Searching as muchfor witnessesas I do for evidence.
These vintage sheaths serve as both paper trail and monument,
To a relationship for which I’ve gotno other proof.
Maybe I can search Wikipedia or music magazines to find answers,

for why he never played his favorite songs for me.

“My Father’s Records”


My father’s records
came in three boxes.

Precious vinyl
enclosed in dusty
jackets,

Covered with pictures of
new and familiar
faces.

They tell me more
about him
than I ever
knew before.

Yet they tell
me nothing
other than taste
preferences.

I thumb through
colorful covers.

Ray Price, Roy Clark
and Jim Reeves
gracefully pass by.

Men I’m more
familiar with
than I am
with the man
who owned these
simple sleeves.

I skim album titles
and scour track lists —

Searching as much
for witnesses
as I do for evidence.

These vintage sheaths
serve as both paper trail
and monument,

To a relationship
for which I’ve got
no other proof.

Maybe I can
search Wikipedia
or music magazines
to find answers,

for why
he never
played his
favorite songs
for me.

Happiness is inheriting your dad’s vinyl collection.

Happiness is inheriting your dad’s vinyl collection.

"I didn’t know God made Honky Tonk Angels." # MyFathersRecords #vinyl

"I didn’t know God made Honky Tonk Angels." # MyFathersRecords #vinyl

A Telecaster and a Ward amp. Keith Richards would be proud.

A Telecaster and a Ward amp. Keith Richards would be proud.