Our parents told us there was a treasure trove in the attic and we went up there looking for a bar of gold that Dad got when they crossed the Atlantic with Christopher Columbus, but alas all we found was a large stack of vinyl records that we couldn’t sell to a 60 year old stoner because they were all bag pipe music from our Moms stint with an Celtic musician that she never talks about.
Qazzoo reviews the technology of today and yesterday and we are always amazed by the imagination of people that see what others do not. Something has to be done with the records but there has to be something better than going to the nearest dumpster and throwing them over the edge. What we do is we put on our creative hats and go online and steal someone else’s idea and take a stab at doing something retro-cool and useful. Here are some of the better and more useful ideas for reusing vinyl and getting something out of our mothers tryst with Sean O’Guiltycutty.
Qazzoo loves the idea of making a clock out of old records as it isn’t hard and all the parts needed can be found at most arts and craft stores. By the way you can relabel them with a little creative juice and Photoshop. If it is going to be on your wall why not make it really cool? Try using the John Lennon & Yoko Ono Double Fantasy (Geffen US Album, 1980) Note: Autographed by Lennon five hours before Mark David Chapman assassinated him.
That will make your parents freak or at least bring a smile to someone’s face.
Make some jewelry out of the old and mostly worthless records. Vinyl is very pliable and can be bent with a little heat applied. Jewelry is just one of the many things that can be created as the only road block is the imagination of the artist.
Snack bowls are easy and it hard to mess up as they are meant to look a little messed up. That is the beauty of the exercise…it is hard to make trash more worthless. Again getting some Photoshop here can make a bowl more fun than just a lousy old record that no one cares about. Imagine your friends face when they eat the last nuts and see their name at the bottom of the bowl as if they were a recording artist in the pre 80’s.