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Frank Salvaterra, Sting, Herman Sandler, 9/11 and Me

Neil J. Kirk | Posted 09.11.2015 | New York
Neil J. Kirk

I miss Herman Sandler, David Rice, Frank Salvaterra, Bruce Simmons, Howard Gelling, Tom Clark, Tom Collins, Doug Irgang, Stacey McGowan, Kristi Irvine, Mike Edwards and all the other Sandler O'Neill colleagues who senselessly died on that horrible day.

B.B. King, Erin and Me...

Neil J. Kirk | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Neil J. Kirk

In '93, The Blue Note in New York City advertised "A Rare Club Date With B.B. King." I bought tickets, and some friends showed up early for the first come, first served general admission. We ended up front-row center, directly in front of his eminence.

The Future of Music Making?

Cherno Jobatey | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
Cherno Jobatey

Since the discovery of sound recording, and especially since its digitalization, concerts have become increasingly more monotonous: it is increasingly rare that musicians can get on the stage and deliver what the legend, or the recording, promises.

Vinyl Sales Increase 52 Percent From 2013

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment

After surviving near-extinction last decade, vinyl made an exceptional global resurgence with purchases increasing more than sixfold. The U.S. continu...

The Lost Art of the Mix Tape

Peter Csathy | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Csathy

A few days back, my wife and I watched the John Cusack movie "High Fidelity." Classic movie for any music lover for many reasons -- not the least of which is that it unleashed hilarious Jack Black to the world.

How to Say Goodbye to Summer

Lauren Salkin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Lauren Salkin

As another summer heads to the airport, my thoughts head back to 1982, when I was a secretary in the Artist & Repertoire (A&R) Department at CBS Records and the song "Goodbye to You" first aired on the radio.

From User to Dealer: A Vinyl Junkie Goes Pro... Sort of

Dave Tomar | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

In a lot of ways, used record stores are like the perfect combination of museum and gift shop, a place where you can actually take home the artifacts. Maybe that experience is one reason that vinyl is culturally relevant again.

My Vinyl Offer

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Dreier

I figured that I'd never bond with my daughters over music. But something happened a few months ago that may have turned the tables -- literally.

Inside The World's Ongoing Obsession With Vinyl Records

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts

April 19 marks the eighth annual Record Store Day, which celebrates independently-owned music sellers. This musical day falls on the heels of a hi...

The Beginner's Guide to Digital Crate Digging

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 04.23.2014 | Arts
Kayley Kravitz

Sometimes your efforts are fruitless, but when you finally find the LP, it's all worth it.

IKEA Discontinues Beloved Shelf, Prompts Internet Fury

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

IKEA thought it could discontinue a shelf popular with record collectors without causing much commotion. Now it has to face the music. IKEA plans t...

A Record Collector's Dream Come True

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Hundreds of vinyl-record aficionados descended on the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Friday for a rare sale of LP...

Records Aren't Just For Hipsters Anymore

Dave Tomar | Posted 07.18.2013 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

There are a million reasons why vinyl went out of style and most of them have to do with convenience, not just in how we listen to music, but in everything we do. I'm as spoiled by modernity as the next guy. But maybe not everything should be so convenient.

Jack White Goes Vintage

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, April 20 (Reuters) - Rock musician Jack White celebrated Record Store Day on Saturday by giving customers a ...

Good News For Hipsters

Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

Here's some good news for the music industry: Last year's vinyl-record sales were the highest they've been in 15 years. The International Federati...

Amazon Just Made Buying Vinyl Records Even Cooler

AP | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology

SEATTLE — In an odd combination of old and new, Amazon says that every time a person buys a vinyl record from its online store, it will give tha...

LOOK: Homeowner Finds Safe Filled With Treasures

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 03.20.2013 | HuffPost Home

Turns out there's more to a 200 year old home than just history. Rare Beatles records, for starters.

Freegal: Emphasis on the the Free Public Library of Cool

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 04.30.2013 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

I write here about my experience not as an administrator since I am not one of those, or even as a librarian although I am one of those. I offer this opinion only as an impenitent bin rat that has collected songs going back to the original days of vinyl.

The Real Clive Davis: Dishing the Skinny with Don Silver, the Man Behind the Man

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Now that Kelly Clarkson has called Clive Davis a liar and a bully, and revealed that she felt violated by his account of their relationship in his autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life, I thought it would be interesting to get the perspective of a man who worked under Clive.

3D Printed Records by Amanda Ghassaei 

designboom | Posted 02.26.2013 | Arts

'3D Printed Records' by Amanda Ghassaei      In an attempt to create a technique for converting digital audio files into 3D printable 33 rpm recor...

A Night Out: Jazz And Fried Chicken At MONO+MONO

Gastronomista | Posted 11.28.2012 | Taste

Head over to MONO+MONO, order a soju martini, request a song from the band and enjoy the analog.

The Case for Vinyl

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
Kayley Kravitz

There's nothing quite like the crackle of vinyl as the speakers warm up. Mp3 files are ridiculously compressed -- you don't get that with vinyl. It's one of the purest ways to listen to music.

Another Chef's Blog About Something

Gayle Pirie | Posted 09.11.2012 | San Francisco
Gayle Pirie

I want magazines, glorious shiny magazines, and newspapers, expensive, dying newspapers, and I will have them.

David Moye

RECORD BREAKER: You Won't Believe Where This Vinyl Record Lands | David Moye | Posted 05.10.2012 | Weird News

A group of college students in Pasadena, Calif., has found a new use for old vinyl records: As the basis for incredible stunts. Recently, the guys ...

A Shift in Music

Jake Shears | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jake Shears

There's clearly a shift in the way people are buying music now and I can't help but think about how that affects me as an artist.