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Bargain Bin(ge): The Rhythm Section (Gatlinburg, TN)

This past weekend, I took a trip with my family to spend Thanksgiving in the tourist destination of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, right in the midst of the Smoky Mountains. 479 more words


Vinyl 101: What Makes Vinyl Special?

In the era of music streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, and iTunes, you may be surprised to hear that vinyl sales were up 52% in 2015… 634 more words


Vinyl 101: How to Avoid the Record Store Blues

It’s happened to every new collector (including myself). You find a sweet vinyl and without hesitation you take it the counter and purchase it. You get home and remove it from the jacket, only to discover that the vinyl is severely scratched, or even worse, cracked. 607 more words

Vinyl on the Side

Being a vinyl gourmand, I love nothing more than the smorgasbord of a record shop devoted solely to the spinning platter. But shops that serve up vinyl not as an entrée but a side dish can be quite tasty too. 186 more words


Vinyl 101: You Asked, I Answered

So, you’re interested in collecting vinyl records? Sounds legit. But wait…how do you even start? What type of record player do you need? Are there still record stores in business? 663 more words


The Internet giveth and the Internet taketh away.

What have you lost as a direct result of the Internet? What have you gained?

I partly funded my way through University by working in Virgin Megastores and Our Price Records, both now defunct, sadly missed, killed, at least in part, by the rise of digital music propagated by the Internet. 233 more words


Crate Digging in Reykjavik, Iceland

For the last several days, I’ve been on vacation in Iceland. Mostly, that means the usual things: visiting hot springs and gorges, eating overpriced (but delicious!) food, traipsing around landscapes that look straight out of Game of Thrones. 463 more words