phonograph needle

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a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record


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But like a phonograph needle come loose from its groove and sent scratching across a now-ruined LP, all this hipness is irreparably destroyed by an awful script.
The image of a jazz musician's "broken needle" works simultaneously as a reference to drug use and as a broken phonograph needle. This distinction is crucial to our understanding of the poem, because symbolically it refers to the function of jazz in supplying the life-blood of African and African American cultural identity.
"I suppose you'd also like to know how to change your phonograph needle."
Whether or not the devices actually did what they were said to do, the installation owed less to its sensuous realization than to its idea, which recalled a rich history of oddball phonographic experiments, among them Thomas Alva Edison's crackpot attempts to communicate with the dead and Rainer Maria Rilke's proposal to use a phonograph needle to play the human skull.
The microscope, which works "basically like a phonograph needle," then detects the loop as a bulge on the face of the tile, Seeman explains.
The force involved is about a millionth of that applied by a phonograph needle on a record and is small enough not to disturb or damage any surface molecules significantly.