CDs have the best sound. They are like that perfectly designed and reliable Asian car you can drive forever with no problems and enjoy peak automotive engineering. Records are like that British or Italian sports car that breaks down a lot and guzzles gas but you love it 10x more.
Just had a cool conversation with a Minneapolis guy looking for some Prince vinyl for his collection. He ended up buying 3 lps from my store. It was important for him to get these by Friday for an event on the anniversary of the Artists’ death. I was happy to help! It’s still hard to believe and such a tragedy that Prince died. Sometimes the most Elite people are the hardest to reach out and help when they have an affliction.
Anyway, this week was a great excuse to spin some classic Prince vinyl. I chose a rare Hot Tracks remix from ’85 of “America” and “Baby I’m A Star.” Yes, those are available on my Discogs site along with many other Prince vinyl selections.
Well, I finally started selling my giant stash of vinyl, as well as a couple of friends’ big collections. In the first 3 weeks in my spare time I listed 327 records and as of today have sold 77. That’s more then 20% sold. Better than I expected. I am using the Discogs site and it makes it easy and fun to sell vinyl. And there are a huge number of record collectors on Discogs. Very cool group and site!
I was a DJ all through the 80s working in clubs, and a reporter for Music magazines. Thus I was always in records pools and getting journalist review copies. I have many rare test pressings. Because I also used to buy out sections of record stores and clubs when they went out of business, I also have a lot of sealed and duplicate copies.
With all the collecting and the additions of several friends’ collections, all genres and eras are pretty well represented. Vinyls and CDs from the 1950s to the 2000s can be found in my store. Albums, 12-inch singles, EPs, Box Sets, CDs and even 45s can be found in my collection. There’s something for just about every musical taste.
Anyway, visit my site if you are a vinyl picker, DJ or just want to check out some Beautiful Discs!