Two years ago, after enduring my numerous (NUMEROUS) social media posts and IRL chatter about her, a good friend of mine pointedly asked me WHAT IS YOUR DEAL WITH CARLY RAE JEPSEN? So this few thousand words here is my explanation of the nature of my deal with Carly Rae Jepsen.
An exquisite selection of new and vintage vinyl, mid-century modern furniture, beautiful amplifiers, and, soon, art, and other interesting or useful things. Browse online. Pick up in person. Oldschool Retail. 3.0 [more inside]
I've been collecting gospel records for a little while now and figured it was time that I share. Every day I post at least one track from my collection. Most of these tracks are from the late sixties through the early eighties and clearly influenced by secular black American music, but with a twist. For various reasons the vast majority of gospel music has never been reissued and isn't available digitally, so this is the first time these songs are available without tracking down the original releases in most cases. [more inside]
Mainly made as a utility site for record collectors, Gripsweat tracks and catalogs vinyl record auctions. This is handy for pricing finds or for determining some ballpark at "rarity" and desirability. My favorite part of the site (and something that I think the non-record nerd might like) is the sound clips. I've killed hours just clicking through sound clips to find 45s and LPs that probably otherwise would have slipped past me. This is especially nice for "deep" genres like afrobeat, turkish, rocksteady, garage, disco, etc. [more inside]
These are all records I collected for my old Canadian music audioblog Five Bucks On By-Tor. I'm not posting to that site any more, and many of these records have been carted back to the thrift store, but I thought it would be nice to have photos of them all in one place.
An all-star lineup of Independent rappers/activists remakes the N.W.A. classic "Fuck the Police," with a new message for the digitized movement.
Actual quotes from actual records. [more inside]