On 30/06/07, Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
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> From: "Aaron Levinson" <[log in to unmask]>
>> Actually, at least here in these parts that institution still exists
>> and I am truly thankful that it does. No fewer than 5 within 5-7
>> miles of each other. I know that sounds crazy but its true. I
>> actually think that a small footprint chain that sold nothing but
>> vinyl would do really well. Vinyl sales are up 30% in the last year
>> and I see no end in sight. If someone carried Dylan, Tool, Coltrane,
>> Outkast and a bunch of great music on wax I bet it would do really
>> well. Stroll in, buy a few albums, and get that elated, "I just
>> bought 'Introducing Roland Kirk' on a 180 gram pressing feeling".
>> There is still nothing like it. Viva Vinyl anyone?
> No...in my own case, "Viva Shellac!" Sadly, my favourite-format
> recordings are no longer being manufactured...!
> As well, a substantial part of this "vinyl revival" has been generated
> by "urban dance" deejays who employ vinyl disc and turntable as a
> musical instrument (apparently impossible with CD's, although the
> sonic equivalent can be recreated digitally...?!).
Not impossible with CDs. There are special double CD players with speed
controls etc for DJs. However, vinyl seems to be preferred.
There is also VJ software for doing the same kind of mixing with moving
> Hey, when I win the lottery...or otherwise acquire a gazillion or so
> bucks... I'll try to find and revive a long-closed shellac pressing
> facility...or, failing that, set up a new one! :-)
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