Vinyl Record Day
Today is/was/forever will be remembered as: Vinyl Record Day. August 12th, the day Thomas Edison blessed us with the phonograph.
Vinyl Record Day is not limited to one age category, race, gender, ethnic background, or any other special group. Vinyl Record Day (VRD) is because we love vinyl. It's more than just the music. As Jimi Hendrix said, LPs are like our personal diaries. A primary goal of VRD is to establish a national day when we all enjoy the music most personally important to us. It's for our own individual enjoyment, and collectively, it is for society to have some balance to national news and personal challenges.
To celebrate, I have decided to buy a few albums from Important Records. The label offers a nearly breathtaking collection of limited editions, colored vinyl, picture discs, and other rare and [Not going to do it, can't make me do it…] important records [Oh, I did it!] from such innovative artists as Diane Cluck, Kimya Dawson (of Juno fame), John Fahey, Negativland, and my man Thurston Moore.
Andlook!they also sell Rega turntables. I love them even more.
Vinyl and hi-fi: perfect together.
You might also want to check out Chris Sommovigo's Big Black Disk. The site is up and running, and begins with a series of posts by several contributors offering their answers to the simple question, "Why buy vinyl?"