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COFID- 19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Preview: The Vinyl Revival (JG Windows, Newcastle)

Many pubs have closed (pub company closures and takeovers) yet, at the same time, micro pubs have flourished opening up in all manner of premises. Over in the world of recorded music some big chain stores have gone into receivership or gone the journey but, as with beer, some hardy souls refuse to go quietly. Vinyl is back!


Pip Piper's film The Vinyl Revival (43 mins) is currently on a nationwide tour and on Monday evening (Sep 23) it will be screened at JG Windows,  Central Arcade, Newcastle. Graham Jones, author of The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen and Last Shop Standing, will be present to take part in a post-film Q&A. 

Admission is £5.00. 7:00pm start. Tickets from Eventbrite or contact JG Windows at:
www.info@jgwindows.com (tel: 0191 232 1356).  
Russell

1 comment :

Vinyls and Hair Slayer. said...

Marshall McLuhan - The Medium is the Message, 1967.


Vinyls Envy - a stage in which people who stream or play CDs experience anxiety upon realisation that they don't have any vinyls.

Vinyls Gazing - self indulgent or excessive contemplation of a singular issue, at the expense of a wider view.

Vinyls Retention - pays such attention that it becomes an obsession, to the detriment of the vinyls retentive person.

Making a film probably seemed a good idea last year after sales increased by just over a million in 2017, but less good when they collapsed to under 100k in 2018, hence the record companies desperate measures of not issueing selected albums on CD and releasing hordes of singles (which will no doubt all be included as units when the annual figures are released).
The 1% or so of the population who've so far gone along with the media, will no doubt relish spending another fiver for the cause, and wasting forty odd minutes of their time is probably no worse than the last vinyls album they listened to.
Music lovers should realise this isn't a game, and the survival of the great music of the post-war period (and not just the crap driving the alleged vinyls revival) is at stake.
While the vinyls gazers head to Windows, we should proceed to our nearest HMV and buy a CD; Darlington has some great jazz and reggae at the moment, and it's always funny watching the vinyls gazers desperately scouring the racks trying to find some memorabillia from a mythical time when teenybopping was cool and the best music was all over the pop charts.

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