Vinyl Record Bowls

How To : Turn a used vinyl record into a bowl

Don't toss that old LP! A few minutes in the oven and you can have a bowl that will be a real conversation piece. Watch this video to learn how to turn a used vinyl record into a bowl. Step 1. Choose an album Choose an album. Then do a quick internet search of the title to m ...more

How To : Turn an old vinyl record into a bowl or platter

Seeing as record players are getting harder to find, here's something useful to do with your records, turn them into serving dishes! What you need to do is get some tin foil, oven safe dishes and of course records. Two different types of dishes can be made, a shallow plate-lik ...more

How To : Make a bowl out of a record

Trying to find a new use for old, scratched vinyl? This easy do-it-yourself project shows how to turn a record into a decorative bowl; just follow along with the step-by-step instructions in this video. You will need a record, an oven, a pot (unless you want to free-hand mold ...more

How To : Make picture frames for vinyl record covers

This video tutorial is in the Home & Garden category where you will learn how to make picture frames for vinyl record covers. These frames do not use nails or clips to hold the covers. The covers slide in and out of the frames so that they can be changed easily. For this you w ...more

HowTo : Cremate Yourself into a Vinyl Record

Think you're a music lover? Then arrange to offer up your remains as the final sacrifice to the Gods of Rock. A UK company called And Vinyly offers music fans an interesting post-death "alternative": have your ashes pressed into a vinyl recording of your favorite song, or opt ...more

How To : Sleeveface

It's the new phenomenon that's sweeping the internet! It's Sleeveface. Just take an old vinyl record sleeve, cover a part of your body, and snap a photo. Instant art!

How To : Get started with turntables

Here is a basic series for those of you who are either just getting started with turntables or would like to soon. In the first video, we do a very basic introduction, add slip mats, set up the tone arm and set the counter weight. In part 2, we talk about records, manipulating ...more

How To : Collect vinyl records

Antique store owner Jan Braunstein has seen her share of rare records. In this series, she shows you her very own copy of one of the rarest, the infamous “butcher cover” of the Beatles’ “Yesterday and Today” album. She gives you an overview of record collecting in general and ...more

How To : Deep clean your vinyl LP records with steam

This video shows a method of cleaning LP records using steam. He uses a Perfection steamer and a record cleaning machine with vacuums, along with a set of brushes, Disc Doctor cleaner, and laboratory grade water. He uses distilled water in the steamer. He turns the turntable o ...more

How To : Clean vinyl LP records with Titebond II wood glue

This video shows how to clean old records using Titebond II wood glue. He has the record turning slowly on the turntable, and while it's turning, slowly squeezes a line of glue around and around onto the surface of the record, starting from the middle. He explains that it take ...more

How To : Scratch records

Learn the basics of scratching/editing sounds on vinyl record decks and CD decks when DJing. Part 1 of 3 - How to Scratch records. Part 2 of 3 - How to Scratch records. Part 3 of 3 - How to Scratch records.

How To : Match a beat on vinyl

Learn how to count beats and match the beats for mixing songs on vinyl record. This how to video teaches the tricks of the trade from DJ Magic Wong.

How To : Use a slip mat

A slip mat allows the DJ to stop the vinyl record but let the platter beneath it continue to spin. A slip mat eliminates friction, making scratching easier.

News : Wedding Ring Inscribed with Voice Recording

Well, here's a darling idea if there were one. Best not to consider the implications of making a low-fidelity promise of eternal love, of course. But, really, just darling: Working with a jeweller and the vinyl record manufacturer Dubstudios, I created this engagement ring for ...more

How To : Set up the American Audio TT Record turntable

Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video explains how you can set up the American Audio TT-Re ...more

Last-Minute Halloween Quickie : 100+ Free Printable Masks

If you've run out of time for all of our more time-consuming Halloween costume ideas, here are some places on the web for free, downloadable paper masks. There must be at least 100 options among these links to satisfy your last-minute costume needs! Just download, print, and c ...more

How To : Paper train your dog

Dogs have to learn bowel etiquette much quicker than humans, and these helpful steps will make sure your paper-trained pooch becomes man's best friend, not your carpet's worst nightmare. You Will Need * Patience * An untrained dog * A large supply of newspapers * Puppy gates ...more

How To : Use the CDT-05 MK2 Hybrid Turntable from Gemini

Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video explains how to use the CDT-05 MKII Hybrid Turntable ...more

News : Thurston Moore reads poetry

Most of you know Thurston Moore as one-fifth of Sonic Youth, but did you know he runs his own record label Ecstatic Peace? Ecstatic Peace not only releases music in tape, vinyl and CD formats, but also releases ace poetry journals edited by Thurston Moore himself. Contributors ...more

How To : Keep your vinyl LPs in perfect condition

Do you have an old collection of vinyl records but can't keep them in good condition? First, take an empty syringe and fill it with clean water. Add the water from the syringe as the record plays. The water will spread throughout the record and increase the sound quality. The ...more

How To : Clean vinyl records

A dirty or dusty record can pop or skip. Learn how clean vinyl records in this free record player maintenance lesson from an experienced disc jockey. Part 1 of 16 - How to Clean vinyl records. Clean vinyl records - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvilla ...more

News : Sleeveface

Favorited by our man Crow. Submitted by user God. How could I not be tempted by this tutorial?    A perfect combination of old school retro, arts & crafts, and hipster cool.    Just take an old vinyl record sleeve, cover a part of your body, and snap a photo.     Proof once ag ...more

News : Soba Noodle Champion Slurps 399 Bowls in 10 Minutes

Eat your heart out, Joey Chestnut. There's a new super-speed-eater in town, and she means business. 45-year-old Hatsuyo Sugawara downed an incredible number of 399 bowls of soba noodles in just ten minutes at the annual All-Japan Wanko Soba Eating Championship this past Sunda ...more

How To : Convert vinyl records to mp3 using Audacity

Looking to convert your vinyl records to mp3? In this two-part tutorial learn how to using the software program Audacity and the LAME plugin installed. This video is helpful for those DJs who use Serato, Final Scratch, Traktor Scratch, or Virtual Vinyl and need conversion help ...more

How To : Cue your vinyl records on a turntable

Check out this instructional turntable video to learn how to cue your vinyl records. It's not scratching, but it is cueing. This takes some skill because you want to align two songs perfectly in sync. Remember, this only works if the stop and start time of your platter are the ...more

HowTo : Pirate Vinyl Records

Every once in a while you stumble across a HowTo on the internet that seems too good to be true. Magic. This happens to be one of them. Mike Senese, co-host of the Science Channel's Punkin' Chunkin' and Catch It Keep It, digs deep into how records are made AND HowTo make copi ...more

News : Fri Night Pick - CocoRosie @ Orpheum Theatre $28

Check out CocoRosie at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Downtown LA as these sisters promote their latest release Grey Oceans. CocoRosie / Cibelle @ Orpheum Theatre ($28) Other Shows: (Highly recommended) The Entrance Band / The Growlers / Voices Voices @ The Smell ($12) Le ...more

How To : Be emo

Ever wondered what it's like to be emo? This video on how to be emo explains everything, covering its root word emotive hardcore, the origins of the word emo, how to dress emo, how to act emo, and even a lesson about vinyl records!

How To : Digitize those old tapes, 8-tracks, and records

"An older gentleman told me the other day "no one makes any records anymore!" Well, I thought to myself; "millions of people make records every week, just not on vinyl or tape like in the old days..." Ever since the Irving Family Episode where I showed Joelle how to convert a ...more

How To : Make Gyudon (Japanese beef rice bowl)

Stay tuned for the always enjoyable Cooking With Dog. This cooking show is hosted by a DOG named Francis! The show demonstrates how to make popular Japanese dishes. This video demonstrates how to make Gyudon (Japanese beef rice bowl). Ingredients for Gyudon (serves 2) 200g ...more

How To : Keep score the right way in bowling

Bowling is such a fun group activity and is perfect for birthdays and other types of gatherings. However, if you are not a pro bowler the scoring system can be pretty confusing. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of keeping score so you will know a strike from a spa ...more

How To : Skip-proof your records

DJ Q-Bert of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz shares a tip on how to modify your vinyl records to keep them from skipping while playing or scratching with them.

How To : DJ the butterfly scratch

This video is made by a "DJ" with two turntables and a variety of musical equipment. He is showing how to do the "butterfly scratch" which is a type of scratch that DJ doES on vinyl records to create certain sounds while mixing records together. It is often heard in hip hop so ...more

D.I.Y. : Start Your Own Cassette Label!

D.I.Y.: Start Your Own Cassette Label! By adam_schragin on Aug 4, 2008 at 10:56am in DIY Let’s say you’ve got the itch to start your own label. You’ve got the typeface all picked out, the clever name ready, and an idea of what sort of music you’d like to showcase. What you d ...more

7/6- Tues Pick : Fol Chen / Baths / Random Patterns / P

Pick of the Night: Fol Chen / Baths / Random Patterns / Pizza! @ The Echo ($10) Fol Chen, a Highland Park based band is back in town to promote their latest record release. Other Shows: The Delta Mirror / Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound / Halloween Swim Team / Wet and Reckless ...more

News : Try Stuffing Your Face With 5.9 Kilos of Poutine

Ever had poutine? It's a Québécois dish, consisting of french fries topped in fresh cheese curd and then smothered in brown gravy. Regardless of personal taste (personally, I find it stomach churning), just imagine stuffing your face with as much poutine as possible for ten w ...more

News : Cleaners From Venus Cassettes

Burger Records, a vinyl/cassette label based in Fullerton, Ca. and run by members of Audacity and Thee Makeout Party, have reissued 3 cassette tapes from Cleaners From Venus. "Midnight Cleaners" (1982), "In The Golden Autumn" (1983), and "Under Wartime Conditions" (1984). Thes ...more

Night People : A Bad Vibes Label Profile

Night People: A Bad Vibes Label Profile Shawn Reed is one of our favorite people, not content with making music with Wet Hair, he also runs 'Night People' - an almost complete DIY record and tape label operation in Iowa - a label which has consistently put out and introduced ...more

Altered Zones Label Profile : Night People

Label Profile: Night-People [Night-People founder Shawn Reed, playing live in Montreal as Wet Hair] By Jenn Pelly MP3: Ela Orleans: "I Know" MP3: Cellophane Spill: "Zaj Mak Ta" If you really want to get inside the mind of Night-People founder Shawn Reed, start with his we ...more

News : Battlefield 3 more technical than CoD MW3?

As the users and potential BF3 buyers enjoyed the astounding effects of the next Battlefield installment, one of Infiniti Ward's creative strategist Robert Bowling tweeted that building a new game engine for CoD Modern Warfare 3 would be "counter productive." I bet it would! ...more

Trekkie RECIPE : William Shatner's Cappuccino Muffins

Star Trek legend William Shatner is apparently a man of many talents. Actor, recording artist, author, and baker! Cookie Madness posts a recipe of Shatner's beloved cappuccino muffins. Remember, in the words of the Borg, Resistance is Futile! Surrender to the cupcake... yummy ...more

How To : Collect Safe Drinking Water from the Wilderness

Without water, human beings can only survive for a few days. When you are out in the wilderness, knowing how to collect safe drinking water can be a matter of life or death. Large plastic bags are extremely handy for collecting condensation from grass and tree leaves, as well ...more

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