Considering Netflix has pushed it to the point of debuting near of a new season or series every week, the premium providers of old seem almost deprived of new content. HBO won’t take that lying down, planning to up its original series haul by at least 50% of its current stable, but will it affect subscription fees?
I'm really happy that vinyl has been making a big comeback in the last few years. I've always loved the sound of music on vinyl, and I have a LOT of records. I've tried several different USB turntables over the years, hoping to capture the music and quality audio from some of my albums digitally...and so far, they've all sucked. Sony is hoping to change that with their new turnable.
HBO has been cranking up the Game of Thrones marketing early for Season 6, first a poster, then a trailer teasing Jon Snow’s return, and before 2015 is even out, we’ve been blessed with the first footage. See Dany’s new digs, and Cersei’s new ‘do in the first official Game of Thrones Season 6 footage!
Okay, so New Vinyl Day isn't a holiday that's on any calendars, or probably celebrated by anyone else, but I really enjoy it! It can happen anytime you get some new stuff...you can just change the middle word. New Guitar Day is one of favorites...New Vinyl Day is always great, New Girlfriend Day is something I'm hoping to celebrate sometime in my life...but I digress, haha!
With the hipster thing still being pretty big, it's done one amazing thing for music lovers: It's brought back the popularity of vinyl albums! A lot of vinyl has been released over the years in Europe, and for small labels, but the past few years, people have really been getting back into buying records.
With the return of the vinyl album (even if I argue that it didn't really go away), lots of people are buying cheap turntables to listen to the new albums they bought on Record Store Day. But those cheap things are bad for the albums, digging into the grooves.
Even good turntables will eventually destroy the albums you listen to, since it's a sharp diamond needle dragging across the vinyl.
Okay, so technically, Record Store Day is tomorrow, April 18th. We've got all the details on the Grand Rapids' Record Store Day happenings, but since we're on the air now, and we want to give away stuff to celebrate it, let's go a bit early!
Listen to Janna and me (Johnnie) today for your chance to win some new vinyl records in honor of Record Store Day! Here's what's in our stacks:
Record Store day should be considered a national holiday!
It's a day where music enthusiast head out to their local record shops and support the local shops as opposed to the big corporate stores.
Interested? Here is a quick list of things going on at local shops!
I don't care how old vinyl supposedly is. I still prefer to listen to a vinyl record over any type of audio format. Vinyl just seems authentic! Even recently, the rise of vinyl is occurring in this generation, and that is awesome. On April 21, we celebrate Record Store day! Support the locals! Disturbed wants to help this grand day, by releasing a vinyl box set of all their records!
Record Stores are unfortunately a fading breed, like arcades in the early 90's. But if you are hardcore, you still play CD's and spin Vinyl, cause illegal downloads are for pu*sies, then commemorate the "Record Store BLACK FRIDAY," Type O Negative is unleashing a MASSIVE Box set of vinyl for you headbanging needs.