What Motivates You To Collect Vinyl Records?


On Monday I wrote a brief article on the documentary Vinyl by Alan Zweig. If you haven’t got a chance to take a look at it, I think it’s a must for every record collector out there. This prompted me to contact Alan, who will be interviewed in an upcoming feature of Reel Talk. It also had me thinking deeply about why I collect records. What are the motivating issues behind this? Why did I start to collect records? Why do I continue to do so? At what lengths do I go to to go out and dig for vinyl or acquire records in general? I’m going to be writing a future article about the motivation behind record collecting, and I’d love to get the opinion of the Flea Market Funk readers. So here’s what I’m asking all you out there that read this:


Send your response to jamison@fleamarketfunk.com. I’d really like you to think about the reasons you dig for vinyl, what motivates you to dig, collect, or have to have certain records or records in general. I will be contacting a variety of DJs, diggers, producers, and collectors (well known and unknown) for this as well. This should be an interesting project here at FMF, and I appreciate you taking the time to answer the question. Keep Diggin’!

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