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Cassettes Suck

I feel like a terrible dirty hipster. I can’t believe I’m actually writing a post about cassettes. I have maybe two or three crates at most, which is way too many dirty, cracked, and gross cases. While creating this list, I realized I haven’t actually been adding many of them to Discogs either. This just […]

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The Most Boring Article About Contributing To The Database Ever: Fox At WFMU, Part Two

Interstate 90 is pretty empty at 4AM. As I’m writing this reflection on the previous week’s events, I am on a shared van with an assortment of groggy humans. Heavy saxophone jazz broken up by bits of static breaks the silence. Those that listen to lower band stations are all too familiar with this curse. […]

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Fire & Brownstone Pt. I: I burnt my paycheck at the WFMU Record Fair in NYC: Spring, 2015

Heat rises from an endless hyper-dimensional complex of underground tunnels. Fluorescent lights illuminate tiled walls that flow off into the dark abyss. New York City is not for the faint of heart. It grinds down vision and strife into a chaotic mess. All that remains is a slurry of language, grime and graffiti-encrusted party flyers […]

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Fire & Brownstone Pt. I: I burnt my paycheck at the WFMU Record Fair in NYC: Spring, 2015

Heat rises from an endless hyper-dimensional complex of underground tunnels. Fluorescent lights illuminate tiled walls that flow off into the dark abyss. New York City is not for the faint of heart. It grinds down vision and strife into a chaotic mess. All that remains is a slurry of language, grime and graffiti-encrusted party flyers […]

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A Bad Day Of Digging Is Still Better…

As we set out into the vast expanse that is central Mass, former farmland converted to solar energy fields stretching to the horizon, our goal remained the same: To seek refuge from the ever dull ennui that is southern New England life by reveling further into it’s abyss and finding some used vinyl records along […]

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A Warm Spring Day: Digging In Central Mass.

In reflection of all the anger and tension of Record Store Day, this past Saturday I did something a little different. I wanted to take a step back and remove myself from the situation. I decided to spend the day exploring uncharted territories in search of unknown records. Just like I used to do when […]

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A Moment Of Reflection

In preparing this post, I sought out to explore the whole situation at hand. The world of record collecting is a very interesting one at the moment. Record Store Day, has in more recent years drawn more and more criticism. More and more I hear about greedy flippers, artificial rarity, and releases that boggle the […]

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Unlock The Secret To True Crate Digging Satisfaction

Haha. I lied. There is no easy path to enlightenment. So, now that I’ve got your attention, why do you do it? Why do you go out everyday looking for that elusive piece of plastic? Why crawl through dank basements and cramped one room apartments? Do these commodities help you find perfection? Do you just […]

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Light Of The Sun: Psychedelic Rock

There’s a lot of music out there. Some of it’s pretty good and some of it is pretty, well, not good. This really does not have anything to do with the magical and enchanting world of vinyl or the subject I’m trying to get at – psychedelic rock. I should throw in terms like, “the […]

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Doctored For Super Sound: SFX & Field Recordings

Other than being an ignored staple of most oddball sections in used record stores these days, sound effect records are a time capsule of the miscellaneous. Most of these vinyl records were created with the intention of being used in amateur or professional production. Generally, they were used as foley that represented the most popular […]

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