There is something about the type of writer and journalist that has honed their craft in such a way that each letter of each word carries immense weight. In essence, their opinions matter. For me, Larry Jaffee is one of those writers. Larry’s body of work, his taste, his passion, and his ethics truly speak to me. Within the depths of his words resides a man with good taste and solid ethics.
Here is one for all of the Hip-Hop heads to enjoy. So, I’ve been a fan of the German based vinyl web shop, Vinyl Digital, for a long time now. They have long been a source for great indie Hip-Hop, and some of my most sought after Instrumental and Lo-Fi records have come directly from their shop.
Hot take- vinyl is booming because of the advent of the CD. How’s that now? You thought CDs killed vinyl? Yeah, they did. I’ll explain.
I can interview artists big, small, and in between, but spotlighting my local community will always come first. It’s not something I will ever stop doing. Period.
Record Reserve is old school. It’s a shop for real deal vinyl collectors, done right by a real deal, dyed in the wool vinyl collector. Cash in the form of crumpled dollar bills preferred. No posers allowed. Does it get any better?
Mr. Bongo is and has been putting out some of the best reissues focused on World Music that you can buy. Basically, if you see them, and you like that type of music- insta-buy them.
There are some places so ingrained in my being, as far as music goes, that it can be hard to put into words. Looney Tunes is one of those places. Looney Tunes was the place that helped me discover music and as such, I have always felt at home there.
Melinda Murphy is one of the newer channels within the YouTube Vinyl Community, but don’t look now, she’s on fire. At the time of this writing (January 2021) Melinda has nearly 10,000 subscribers and counting and has published nearly 120 informative videos on all things vinyl.
The music business is tough. It’s filled with sharks and people are only focused on one thing- the bottom line, but not Ipecac Recordings. Yes, at the end of the day, Ipecac Recordings are a for profit business, but they’re doing it right.
Today we have an interview with Missi Callazzo on tap, which is truly very cool. Missi is a veteran of the industry, with over 30 years of experience under her belt. Missi has been the VP of Megaforce Records since the late 80’s.