Amelia Foxtrot is an olde tyme-y DJ who spins on antique phonographs

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/21/amelia-foxtrot-is-an-olde-tyme.html

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Two gramophones and a megaphone, yo!

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While I think this is cool, wow!, this reeks of hipsterism. I’m cringing.

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Hmm, a vegan who plays old timely 78s. Does she know that those old pre-vinyl records were made of shellac?

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If she loves 78s she really shouldn’t be doing this. She should be using a modern stylus with a diamond tip.

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Super cool idea and I imagine very popular for weddings. I’m curious as to whether she amplifies the gramophones — they aren’t very loud and would get quickly drowned out by people chatting at dinner.

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I wonder if this could be done with a cylinder record?

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Is this a Portlandia skit?

Put a bird on it.

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Presumably she is not going to eat them.

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All the kids are doing the charleston at the rave in the old shoe and buggy whip factory

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she’s a fellow Austinite? Not surprised. Also i’ve never been to Sweet Ritual but i’ve heard great things.

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Cacao!

cacao…

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I’ve managed something between this and newer technology by using vintage gramophone horns but fitting them with bluetooth speakers: https://www.instagram.com/p/BqeBZArhOKZ/

I remember a print ad Tommy Boy Records ran in CMJ and/or The Source back in the late 90’s, that showed a guy in a bowler hat cutting and mixing on two victrolas with the caption “Down Since Day One”-- quick google search isnt bringing it up.

A strict vegan does not eat or use animal products.

Lines have been drawn and twitter will ignite with indignant waffle.

Mmm waffles

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This guy has been doing it for years.

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That’s a pretty tiny technicality given that these records are all 80+ years old and playing them in no way generates demand for new shellac records.

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Straight out of a bugs butt!!!

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There’s a guy here in Pennsylvania that does this. Check out my boy DJ Black Jack Shellac:

https://www.instagram.com/djblackjackshellac/

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