Today I finally got my act together and rummaged through a shoebox of wires to find one I could use to earth my turntable.
After getting rid of the tuner - so I am now down to amplifier, jukebox and turntable - I moved the turntable farther away from the amplifier, which meant that the grounding cable was too short.
I hadn't done anything about it because, well, I hadn't.
But now I have found a piece of wire and two alligator clips, and am listening to U2's Achtung Baby on vinyl proper.
Also, my christmas light went up in the window tonight. It feels like I just took it down.