Since I was about ten years old I have been buying records. I started with 7″ singles as they looked so cool. And their B-sides weren’t usually included on the albums. I had a clear out a while back (sometimes this has to be done!) but I still have in the region of about 3500. And I love each and every one of them! When I DJ I still prefer to use vinyl and the 7″ is by far the best way to do this. Who wants to watch someone operate cd’s and laptops? Not me.
Amongst my most cherished records are a Big Star white label of ‘Sister/Lovers’ and a gorgeous picture disc of The Cure’s ‘Just Like Heaven’. We all rush out to buy the latest releases from our favourite bands which help to pinpoint a specific time and place in our lives. Before too long these become a reminder of your past, a postcard from years gone by. Make no mistake, there’s magic afoot every time you take vinyl out of its sleeve. It’s just not the same with a CD. And don’t even get me started on downloads and MP3’s…
So it’s a HUGE moment in my life to be able to open my very own record store. Via a brand new website and carefully chosen ‘pop up’ shops it is now time to unveil VINYL REVOLUTION!!! God, even saying the name fills me with butterflies! VR will be a shop with a difference. Not only will we stock the best new and vintage vinyl, there will also be great looking eco-friendly t-shirts, sitting alongside iconic posters, prints, funky household items and even some recycled vinyl art. See, even a scratched record has a purpose in life.
This is not a solitary trip-I’d love you to join me on this journey-it would be great to hear from people. Here’s the links to click on and say ‘hi’:
Bring on the future!