The Electric Fetus
Remember when albums gave way to CDs. Or better yet, when you threw away all your old albums? Well, now that old vinyl has plenty of value and a whole new audience — young people ages 18 to 25.
The digital revolution has changed the way people interact with music. CD and record collections have turned into pixilated merry-go-round lists of names and album covers that wash under your eyes with a flick of the thumb. I’m a fan of iTunes – it’s helped me find great artists (like Flying Lotus and Blockhead) — but for albums dear to me, I need a physical copy. I need something to place on a shelf, to lay under the gentle needle, to hold in my hands as a document, like a love letter, a diary, a protest.