It seems like it has been only yesterday I was asked to take a journey with my friend Eilon Paz to help make his vision of a book about vinyl record collectors become a reality. Records have always been a very important part of my life, and to be involved with this (and in the) project is not only a dream come true, but a confirmation that all vinyl record people are kindred spirits, no matter what level of recognition you have. We all love the feel, the smell, and the warm analog sound of a record. We share the fondness for Lp covers, liner notes, and will go to great lengths to get what is sometimes called “black crack”. So as tomorrow is Record Store Day 2014, and Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting is The Official book of RSD, it’s with great pride that I say if you are a record collector, this is the book for you. It’s an important chapter in the life span of vinyl culture, and a reminder to us that convenient isn’t necessarily better. So get out to your local record store, pick up the book if you can, grab some vinyl, not just tomorrow, but every day as well. I’m proud of the Dust & Grooves team, honored to have worked with so many talented people and collectors, and can not wait for the celebration tomorrow night in Brooklyn. So if you’re in the NYC area tomorrow, check out the link below to celebrate the launch of the book, Record Store Day, and vinyl records themselves. Make sure you say hello. Vinyl Rules!
Get details on how to get the book here.
Check out the Dust & Grooves book launch event here.