- Reaction score
- Trophy Points
A vinyl shop opened in our town 2 years ago. I thought it would fail out of the gate. It's still here, and it's expanded into the neighbouring shop!!
Vultural said:A lot of Millenniels are buying vinyl now.
Not sure why, perhaps a "cool" factor, since it's not like most grew up with wax or gatefolds.
We have one shop in our burg and it strolls along. Other than that, electronic stores and a big box marts carry CDs.
Big book stores, and giant record shops (like where I worked) are all RIP.
Even when I worked at the big store - and we really had a huge shopping space - I still hit a few indie shops.
The owner knew I ran the backroom of the bear, but he also knew I bought Laserdiscs and specific out of print titles.
His tiny shop, Sounds At Last, was similar in size and feel to the doc, Sound It Out.
It was also usually kinda dead, traffic wise, and that can be spirit numbing.
The owner died about two years after we closed and his shop folded. Otherwise, I'd probably still be buying an LP or two each month.
The vinyl I see now is mostly at thrift shops, and it tells a tale of who is dying.
Used to be I'd see Sinatra, Dino, big band stuff, Robert Goulet.
Now I'm seeing Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and other 50s artists.
Figure all those folks who bought those artists when they were young are now dropping.
Boomers probably lined up for the Reaper's cut out bin.
TM2YC said:I think the vinyl resurgence is down to the fact that people who are serious about music, will always want a nice tactile physical format for the home, yet will always want the convenience of a portable format when out and about. CDs don't satisy either of those two factors very well. Vinyl and a quick download do. Plus a lot of people probably now listen via MP3 while looking at and reading the sleeves of the vinyl format.
thecuddlyninja said:Deadpool - 2016 - 8/10
This is the movie I've been waiting for since I was 16 (almost two decades). Humor trends juvenile but in a great way. Best thing I can say is that if you don't appreciate creative cursing (e.g. shit-spackled muppet fart) then this isn't for you. If you do, then this is for you very much. I've been really surprised to hear how many of my friends are excited for this. I suppose those not interested in comic book movies are curious to see a fucked up R-Rated one...
bionicbob said:I think we might have discussed this before, but have you ever watched the sequel mini-series with Scott Bakula?
Vultural said:At two plus hours, this goes on way too long and is heavily padded with animated doodles.