“What came first, the music or the obsession?” – Part 2

“We’re suddenly in a period when it’s de rigueur to buy records” – Alan Scholefield, Honest Jon’s Records, London “… but those clerks are still there, still sneering at your bad choices, offering you an understated but supportive raise of the eyebrow for your good ones.” – Nick Hornby, writer “There was always interesting musicContinue reading ““What came first, the music or the obsession?” – Part 2”

Memoirs Of a Vinyl Junkie – part 3

Wednesday morning, October 2003, somewhere in west-central London The BT technician had just left the flat. Finally, the internet connection had been restored and upgraded to 2Mb. After almost 48h without a connection, the return to civilization was a great relief. His flat-mate had fallen into an internet coma for the last 2 weeks andContinue reading “Memoirs Of a Vinyl Junkie – part 3”

Memoirs Of a Vinyl Junkie – part 2

Tuesday morning, October 1993 09:50 He is staring anxiously at the classroom clock counting the nanoseconds. It’s almost 10 and in about an hour or so the boxes with the new releases at the record store downtown are bound to open. There is no way he can make it before 2, unless he skips theContinue reading “Memoirs Of a Vinyl Junkie – part 2”