I’ll have to listen to his story on them. Probably a very different view from me as a kid just using them to watch movies pre-VCR.
My parents recently moved into a smaller home, and ... deacquired a bunch of their furniture by way of my house. In the shuffle I ended up with a bunch of my parents' old records. Being susceptible to impulse buys, I bought a record player. I actually really enjoy the experience of playing records. There's something about the physicality of it. I can't just press a button on my phone and ignore it. I have to choose what to listen to next. I have to physically flip the record twenty minutes in. It's not purely a background thing, it's a physical process and experience. Music has gone from something I ignore to something I participate in.
I'm not actually sure that's in any way relevant to the conversation at hand, but when I started ranting, I felt it was.