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#CDSaturday Selection: Victrola Favorites

Today I'm revisiting a deeply cherished compilation of rare songs from around the world which were originally pressed on 78rpm vinyl, and are now bound together in a beautiful, lovingly-crafted book by Rob Millis & Jeffrey Taylor. Both Rob and Jeffrey are members of Climax Golden Twins, and Jeffrey is a dear old friend of mine as well as the co-owner of my favorite record shop in the world (yup, I've been to every single one! heheh)—which I'd like to pay tribute to in its own separate post one day. Suffice it to say that for years (when I lived in the Seattle area) I stopped by this shop several times a week to broaden my musical awareness, catch in-store performances, and just have lovely chats with Jeffrey & Michael (other co-owner & also dear friend).


#CDSaturday Selection: The Smiths – Complete

Kate and I have been starting lots of new traditions around here lately (usually sparked by some sort of alliteration or other), one of which we're calling “CD Saturday”—a play on “Seedy Saturday”, a seed-swapping event that happens in our region. Basically, CD Saturday is an attempt to resist the black hole pull of streaming digital music and the passive convenience of ambient background radio by dusting off & revisiting beloved compact discs from our collections.

CD Saturday - 20.5.16