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Back to Wax #6: If not for him

January 16th, 2018

2014 started with my car getting destroyed by a collision with a dump truck, and it only got worse from there. I was already grappling with various existential crises at the time. Then came nauseating whiplash between hope and despair that ended with a miscarriage, some truly grim epiphanies, and an extended stay in the […]

Towards the end of 2016, near the end of my first burst of K-Tel bulk purchases and after I’d integrated record listening into my domestic routine, I decided to chase down various beloved albums which I never owned as LPs. Even at the height of my vinyl collecting days — which, honestly, has since been […]

Back to Wax #4: A right treat

January 2nd, 2018

My quest to bring my record collection into alignment with my current listening habits brought me to eBay, where I browsed listing after listing in search of the right combination of physical condition and asking price. Eventually I stuck gold in the form of a bulk lot jobber offering a choice of five albums from […]

Back to Wax #3: Taking flight

December 26th, 2017

After discovering that channels for cheap used vinyl still existed in this blighted era, my thoughts turned to other albums worth owning that I’d passed over during the early Nineties. I wasn’t looking for long-players subbing for singles, as often did during the old days, but records that could be listened to from beginning to […]

Back to Wax #2: In like Lynne

December 18th, 2017

As much as I might’ve tried to tell myself otherwise, it was inevitable that setting up a turntable in our living room would lead to me settling back into my old record collecting ways. I tried to fight it by pulling a short stack of my perennial faves from the attic archives and hoping that […]

It wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. When I bought a cheapo turntable in the autumn of 2016, the purpose was to revisit old favorites from the stacks of albums that had been relegated to storage crates in my attic. I had no desire to get back into buying records on a regular basis, […]

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