• I like buying records If you’ve just joined us, I’m reflecting on a bunch of things I like to do. This post here explains why. Today: record shopping. I like buying records. The important thing to notice is that I didn’t say that I like listening to records, collecting records or owning records – although those are, of course, […] dubber One response January 16, 2014
  • Scrobbling vinyl I’m no longer a Last.fm member, but I did like the idea that they ‘scrobbled’ everything I listened to – that is, they kept a record of what tunes I played on my computer so I could look back. It was fun for things like compiling personal charts and favourites. Not that I needed that […] dubber No responses December 10, 2013
  • The joy of liking unfashionable music As you’re no doubt more than aware, today is Record Store Day. Historically, I’ve avoided them like the plague. Bloody tourists, etc. But just this once, I thought I’d show my face. Skip the crowds and go late, of course, but make a special trip into Polar Bear Records, my local. Solidarity and all that. […] dubber One response April 20, 2013
  • The day I had been looking forward to… Having a dreadful time in Brazil as you can probably tell. People keep giving me nice things to eat, taking me to interesting places, and getting very excited about my research. It’s a terrible ordeal… ;) But as it’s Saturday today, it was time to go record shopping – which is secretly the main reason […] dubber No responses July 28, 2012
  • Virtually listening to records I’m spending the evening listening to records. I’ve been doing that a fair bit recently. But these records I’m listening to aren’t from my shelves. I can’t hold them in my hands. I’m actually listening to digitised records, which is an interesting thing to do – or rather, I think it’s interesting – and here’s […] dubber 10 responses March 19, 2011
  • Gluing my records I bumped into my friend Roy at the Soil & “Pimp” Sessions gig at the Hare and Hounds last week. He’s a DJ and knows a thing or two about records. We were talking about the vinyl I picked up in Colombia when I was there a couple of months back. He was appropriately jealous, […] dubber 7 responses July 26, 2010