The Newfangled Gazette

News and Observations from a Music Nerd

I just watched the films Dune: Part One and Dune: Part Two. Now I'm reading the book for the first time and already nerding out over a thought-provoking quote in the first chapter:

'Once, men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.'


There's a local second-hand media store in Logan, Utah called Fun Unlimited. It's the only store of its kind and scale in the area. Video games (including consoles and accessories), DVDs, books, comic books, vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and more. They're not super picky about what they let people trade in. It's kind of a mess. And it's great.

Since I have started collecting music on physical media again, I've been there several times and looked through their vinyl, cassette, and CD sections. I have brought home lots of gems. But I never looked through their huge section of 7” records. Not until a couple weeks ago.


In late summer of last year (2023), I discovered the world of Twitch vinyl streamers. People just playing vinyl records from their own collections, both for their own enjoyment and that of their viewers. More than that, I saw the streamer and audience having positive, meaningful interactions with each other.

I was hooked. And as I continued to discover more vinyl DJs and streamers, I felt an overwhelming desire to start my own stream.


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