Vampire Syndrome Blog

In my basement, a 1995 hardcover dwells:
Clinton Heylin: Bootleg (Hardcover)
A riveting documentation of a world long gone, yet full of prophetic clues as to how the music industry’s appetite for self-destruction would lead it straight into the tar-pit quicksand.

Page 372: “Vinyl is more of a craft thing whereas a CD is mass-produced. …now they have CD recording machines so people can always copy someone’s CD and have…something that’s 98 percent of the original.”

“Craft.” The very reason why Hipsters collect vinyl. Pressing a run of actual vinyl records and printing full-color jackets requires dedicated, expensive machinery that is still far beyond the affordability of recreational hobbyists, preserving vinyl records’ ‘collectible artifact’ status to this day.

Computer CD-R drives became affordable by 1998. Overnight, the retail music dynamic was changed forever. College campuses, previously the best neighbors for record stores, suddenly became the worst locations for a record store to be near…

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3 responses »

  1. This ends up being a cautionary tale about how fan fiction can twist your characters into something opposite of what you originally intended, ie: the creation of the non-romantic BDSM master Christian Grey from the chaste, old-fashioned romantic virgin Edward Cullen.

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  2. And, thank you for the re-blog, Brian 😀

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