The rise and fall of music formats between 1980 and 2010. Vinyl hanging on in there ready for victorious comeback! (via Under Consideration)
What would a record sound like if it was cut on to wood rather than pressed on to vinyl? Well, what it lacks in quality it gains in beauty. These fantastic laser cut discs were made by Amanda Ghassaei, tech Editor at the Instructables website. A brilliant collision of old and new. Read the whole story and moon over some fab pics here. (via Geekosystem)
Check out Press Play and Record – an online repository of free magazine tapes from 80s and 90s.
Yes, before Mp3's, before 8-tracks and cassettes, there were many format experiments in the vinyl era – among them portable 4" discs. Fair enough, nice idea BUT erm… carry them inside hoop ear-rings? (via Vinyl Revolutions)
You know when you go into a record shop and you try to sell stuff you don't want and it turns out the shop doesn't want it either? Well maybe it's on their "Do not buy list". The magic of the internet has uncovered this list from a Chicago store which features amongst other albums staff should never buy from punters Sting, Men At Work and "almost all soundtracks!!!" (via Egotripland)