This blog came to life while I was driving, listening to the radio just thinking about what music means for people. For me, it is a huge part of my life. I consider listening to music one of my hobbies. I can remember back to the LimeWire days, I was always on the hunt for new music and artists that weren’t playing on the radio.
Fast forward to 2017 music is still a large part of my life. So you might be wondering what vinyl has to do with all of this. Tasked with writing a blog on something I am passionate about, I thought about how I could take listening to music to the next level… Vinyl Records was the answer.
Over the years, I kept hearing more about the popularity of vinyl and that the quality of sound makes listening to music so much better. What is this “intimate experience” that happens when you put on a record? This was finally my opportunity to discover what the hype is all about.
This idea then expanded into, where I will even get the records from? I didn’t want anyone else’s collection, that’s too personal. So, I had start my own record collection.
But, before I go any further I must clear one thing up. Are they called records or vinyl? What is the difference? I’m confused. I turned to google only to discover, they were once called records, but since their recent revival millennials started calling them vinyls. FOR THE RECORD, they can be called record(s) or vinyl. Not ever “vinyls”.
So that’s it for my first post. I will be making my first record store visit Monday in Toronto. If you have any suggestions or want to share your favourite shop, please leave me a comment below!