We all know the deal. We buy records. We make mixes. We have DJ gigs. Our studios get cluttered. Our records need to be put away. Another gig comes, we buy more records, we leave them out. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. I know I’m not the only one this happens to. The next thing you know, you’ve got records out of their shelves all over. My “new” section, or “to be reviewed/ listened” to has grown from a crate or so to records piled everywhere. There’s the radio show pile, the FMF pile, the instagram pile. Sometimes it can be overwhelming. So once in a while you have to take some time, relax, put on a record (or four), and just clean. The big problem is I need some more shelves. Better yet, I think I may need a Wax Rax unit sooner than I think. That way the thing could roll around like I’m in the library. The expedit is full, The crates are full, and for that matter so are the flight cases and rolling shelf. I’ve got room for growth here in the lab, but man, sometimes records can start to take over. I’ve learned over the years not to let them invade the floor. that’s when you will hear a SNAP! time and time again because you just walk on records. No bueno kids. The dreaded vinyl clean up has snuck up on us here at FMF, and that’s what we are aiming for today. So as you vinyl heads read this, think about your space, and remember how good it feels when all of your records are where they should be. For me, that’s when the universe is right. I don’t mind a little clutter, but this never ending battle with myself and vinyl records has been going on for a long time. You don’t want your space looking like Madlib’s studio do you? Somehow the guy keeps churning out dope productions, but how does he find anything? As long as I have my records at the ready though, I think it will be just fine. Now where did I put that new jazz record i just bought??