With the resurgence of vinyl, many people - me included, are starting to, well…drown.
Between record shows, garage sales, vinyl subscription services (including a new one I’ll talk about later), hand-me-downs (thanks Mom & Dad), and brick & mortar record stores my collection is ever-expanding.
I have a way I am reasonably satisfied with for cataloging them digitally. I use a service called Collectorz that has a standard web site/service, as well as a decent app.
But what about storing them physically? What to do with them?
Now you know that you never, ever, EVER store your records on their side. Just don’t do it.
You need to store them ‘book’ style. Take a look at the pic above. That’s a custom unit built by Tony’s Wood Shop in Pennsylvania. There is also an option available at IKEA at a reasonable price.
But that’s not all. Take a look at this interesting article for more inspiration.
I was filled with a small amount of pride as I read through the list of bands coming to Hillside this year.
As a self-professed music snob, It’s nice to know who the acts are, especially if I already know, and I can tell others how great a band is. And who they sound like. And who their influences are.
And then there is a band like Brown Bird where I have no clue who they are, where they are from, and what they are about.
So, I got to educate myself. Here is their bio, direct from their website.
The band’s two members, David Lamb and MorganEve Swain, continue to build their sound from the foundations of blues and American roots music, utilizing the simple foot-percussion, violin, cello and upright bass that they have become known for, while expanding Swain’s vocal presence and flaunting Lamb’s lyrical mastery. Recorded in their home-state of Rhode Island at Machines With Magnets, Fits of Reason is inspired by the writings of Omar Khayyam, Christopher Hitchens, and Plato, among others, and grapples with the human condition in a smooth but unapologetic departure from the band’s previous release, Salt for Salt. With the introduction of electric guitar, electric bass, and a more prominent display of the band’s Middle Eastern, metal, and psych-rock influences, Fits of Reason delves into heavier territory and invites the listener to hear with discerning ears.
Well, take those discerning ears, and listen a few tracks right now.
Ohh…and if you like what you hear, click the bands image and buy some new music.