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...

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...

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...

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...

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...