Gosh, saw four stories regarding the state of vinyl, I wasn’t even specifically looking for them either, plus somebody complaining online about those that fetish over the stuff. Everybody to their own, safe within what school they came up in, old, new, not conceived yet, just warming up etc. Mpfreeze give you one thing, the music and are convenient for traveling dj’s, while vinyl gives you the music, plus something to read, learn & inform, put the links together over time re: studios, producers, engineers, musicians, session players, concepts, etc, add as you see fit.
Record Store Day is apparently hurting those it was mean’t to prop up, the indie sector, yet the majors and dodgy make a quick buck operators are jumping on it, with limited editions already for sale at $1,000. What else? Oh, Sonic Boom, (great name) a record store in Toronto, is opening up a walk-in record pressing service. Like dat! More on that here via Fact.
Also grabbing my attention was a record cleaning product, then I found out you can use carpenters glue. I had no idea….uh, that I treated my records so badly, so badly, that time has defo arrived to clean some of that ancient gunk and sweat etc. outta them grooves.
I had to move my records lately, so the electrician could get behind them to reach a socket, that he thought was causing the electric box to trip every time we turned a light on. After all that effort, of course, that socket was not the problem…..grrrrrr.
Moving them has several positive things going for it, the crazy notion of getting them all in proper alphabetic order, which will be an ongoing ten year job I reckon. That is some physical exercise yeah.
Thanks to Anna Gavana & Peter Ericsson / Meerkat Recordings for the most recent vinyl jam session that took place in yard, amongst typical Swedish and Canarian foods, sweets, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Former Virgin colleague, Jens Peterson Hallefors also knows what I mean when it comes to putting one’s vinyl collection in order. Must be a Swedish thing…..
Let me finish on one reason, vinyl is better than mpfreeze, it gives commercial artists work.