So you are probably wondering: what to do if you still cherish your vinyl collection, but the belt on your Technics SL-BD22 semi-automatic turntable is shot? Simple. Go to turntablebelts.com, order up spanking new six-dollar replacement part, and eagerly await for it to arrive by U.S. mail in a hand-scrawled envelope. Tear open, stare at flimsy rubber-band looking thingie with great trepidation, then remove metal disk plate from turntable. Frantically Google "replacing belt drive," follow world's simplest instructions, and complete. Replace turntable plate, slip any album out of the collected memory of your lost youth, and happily spin away. (Neuropsychology note to self: Research why you cannot remember the 3 items you went out to the grocery store to get, but can sing along to the precise skip from the original Broadway cast recording of "Jesus Christ Superstar" which you have not played since Reagan was in office!)
The greatest joy of all from this exercise? Discovering that all six songs from side 3 of long-lost favorite double album are truly classic, even if not a one has not been played on a radio station since Allison Steele (The Nightbird) left WNEW-FM.