Author Archives: Karla

Keep your laws off my creativity

During the past few months, there has been a lot of articles talking about the revival of vinyl. While we still hear about the closing of some record stores, there is no denying that more and more people are getting … Continue reading

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Top five record stores of 2011

While many other music lovers have written about their favorite albums of the year, that topic has always been hard for me to cover. There are a lot of albums this year that I enjoyed and some that were on … Continue reading

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Kick off the New Year with an ode to vinyl

One of BBC’s radio stations will be starting off the new year on the right foot by dedicating January 1st to vinyl. An article in the Guardian reports that the DJs at Radio 6 Music will spend New Year’s Day … Continue reading

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Rhythmic biking

From radio to 8-tracks, cassettes, CDs and now mp3s, cars have been equipped to play music for many years. Sadly, the bicycle has not seen such a connection with music. Sure riders can enjoy music by carrying cassette, CD or … Continue reading

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Browse thousands of records at Sacramento’s Beat Swap Meet

As if last weekend’s Record Store Day wasn’t enough, those lucky enough to live in or near Sacramento will be treated to the second installment of Northern California’s Beat Swap Meet this Sunday. Beat Swap Meet has been hosting events … Continue reading

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Record Store Day: LA Picks

While the United States Post Office has yet to commemorate Record Store Day with a stamp and officially make it a holiday, tomorrow will mark the fourth year that music fans from all over the world gather to show their … Continue reading

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Art exhibit includes pieces inspired by vintage record collections, closes Saturday

From bowls to wall clocks and earrings, there are various knick-knacks that people have started to make inspired by and using vinyl records. While the pieces are often considered cool and artistic, I can’t help but to cringe a little. … Continue reading

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Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Arista Records ℗©1985 Location of purchase: Backside Music and Clothing, Burbank, Calif. Price: $0.99 Unlike her life in the public eye, Whitney Houston’s self-titled, debut album is one classy piece of work. With today’s pop artists … Continue reading

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March guest post: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà vu

Every month a guest blogger will review one of his/her own dollar-bin discoveries. Guest bloggers will be music lovers who have reached a High Fidelity type of expertise, being record store employees or otherwise changing the world of vinyl records. … Continue reading

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Bee Gees – Main Course

Bee Gees Main Course RSO Records ℗©1975 Location of purchase: Armadillo Music, Davis, Calif. Price: $0.98 Two years before “Stayin’ Alive” cemented the Bee Gees into disco history, the album Main Course served as an introduction into new territories. Leaving … Continue reading

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