Well, yes, there’s a lot of used records in storage as well as in circulation. I rarely buy from dealers, as I find plenty of interesting records in the third stream – second-hand and junk shops, and especially op shops. I rarely need to pay more than $1-3 and that goes to charitable causes. Recently, […]
The boss says they’re as much like Etsy as Pandora. They sell music downloads and streaming, but also physical media. Their new place in Oakland, California features a selection of the five million releases on its site, plus a performance space. https://www.kqed.org/arts/13848866/inside-bandcamp-oakland-online-music-retailers-new-venue-record-shop-and-office
It just occurred to me that hi-fi retailers are often referred to as dealers. There presumeably is a good reason, but it reminded me of other kinds of dealer.
Some people claim that they prefer pops and crackles from old records. Indeed, John Peel famously said that life is background noise. I don’t know a name for the condition in which such surface noise is distracting and deeply irritating, I only know that I am cursed with such reaction. I enjoy old recordings and […]
In the Facebook music forums I am part of, it has become ‘normal’ to photograph the sleeve of the record currently playing, on a stand next to the turntable. I like to have the sleeve and any inserts to hand in my listening seat. Sometimes (read usually) on trend things are irritating!
When solid state consumer electronics was a new thing in hi-fi. This is a 1966 album of Spanish guitar played by Don Arnone, Bucky Pizzarelli, Gene Bertoncini, Howie Collins, and Barry Galbraith. Solid State was a division of United Artists. The album was recorded at A & R Studios, New York City. Sonny Lester produced, […]
My 9/10 review is up at Witchdoctor.co.nz http://witchdoctor.co.nz/index.php/2019/01/hana-ml-offers-depth-and-solidarity-in-sound/