Check out my newest piece at Huffington Post. A lighthearted take on my first year as the owner of a tiny little South Philly record store.
Here’s a sneak peak.
Apparently vinyl is cool now. I never saw that coming.
I’ve been a collector (read: incurable addict) my whole life. I was always pretty comfortable with the nerdly implications of my obsession. Even if music is inherently cool, I spent a lot of time at record shows, and I can tell you that the proportion of middle-aged virgins living in mom’s basement and wearing Rush t-shirts many sizes too small outnumbers all other demographics three to one.
So I wasn’t really prepared — nor do I think were a lot of other long time collectors — for the sudden popularity that the vinyl revival has thrust upon our little A/V club.
It’s like the football team just crashed our Star Trek convention.
Read the rest at Huffington Post!