Archive for April 2013

Almost like they were Across the Universe…

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How do you think we got over the mountains and far away?

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Record Store Day – Saturday, April 20, 2013

First observed in 2007, Record Store Day has been credited as a factor in the resurgence of public interest in the vinyl record format which saw sales increase for the fifth straight year in 2012. Steadily on the rise for twenty years now, a (relatively) astounding 4.6 million vinyl albums were sold last year, in comparison to 1993’s low-water mark of approximately 300,000. Chart
Tomorrow will see numerous artists offering new releases, remastered albums, and unique collectible discs available only at your neighborhood record store. Visit the Record Store Day site to find a store near you and see a list of the records being released.

Further reading:

NY Daily News: Vinyl Love

Capital Public Radio: “The vinyl is taking over the store.”

2012’s Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums include Adele, Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, and oh, those guys again at Number Two…

Shop at the Amazon Vinyl Record Store

By the way, this is the item I have my eyes on for tomorrow: Country Joe - Fixin' To Die

Country Joe and the Fish – “I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die”
(Remastered reissue)


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Music news and links from around the web:


79 year-old woman awakens from a five-year coma, first words are "I want to go to a Bob Seger concert.” None less than Seger himself sees to it that she has the time of her life.


Super-limited editions. Unreleased tunes. Albums released on minidisc, eight-track, and wax cylinder. And… ice? 10 Music Recordings for the Insanely Determined


The Pompatus of Love, Huarache sandals, the warm smell of colitas… 11 Obscure References in Classic Songs Explained


For your showering enjoyment, Kohler introduces a shower head containing a built-in wireless speaker


Esquire presents a list of the 10 Craziest Drummers Ever


In this gallery, one guy presents pictures of his concert tees from the 1970s, along with little personal remembrances of each


Whatever happened to peace, love and understanding? 10 Rock Concerts Which Resulted In Bloodshed


Articles on the current state of the music industry:

How Auto-Tune conquered pop music

How bands are now forced to play Survival of the Fittest

An inside look at how artists profit – or not – from streaming music services (“it would take 312,000 plays to equal the profit from one LP”)


Finally, at a Vanderbilt University appearance, Billy Joel is asked by a college student if they could play a song together. Joel accepts, and the results – well, see for yourself:


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