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Record Service Can Turn Your Remains Into A Hit Vinyl LP

A British company has figured out how to make more money once you are dead. Kind of a good idea too. Once you die, this company will take your ashes and mix them with vinyl and make a record out of you.

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Who Says Vinyl Is Dead? World’s Largest Record Being Used To Promote Upcoming Eagles Concert

It's been over 25 years since the major record labels stopped servicing consumer vinyl, but the format is alive and well in 2014 - with increased sales and perhaps one of the largest publicity stunts ever.  Concert promoters are using a 407-foot record replica to promote an upcoming Eagles' concert at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Source: btpart via flickr
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Do People Listen To Complete Albums Anymore?

As a life-long audiophile that got his start when music was still serviced on vinyl records, I have often lamented that the digital age has done away with the album as a work of art.  I'm not talking about the cover art (don't get me started on the inferior packaging that CD's come in) - I'm talking about the set of songs that are put together to equal an album.

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Source: Fourthfloor via flickr
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Joel Whitburn Continues To Pursue His Passion

As a life-long record collector, the name Joel Whitburn has always had a place in my mind, heart, and bookshelf.  Since 1965, Whitburn has published his Record Research books - which are considered the "bible"  in the industry, which list chart facts, figures, and data about the songs you hear on the radio

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Source: punchyy via flickr
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Music Industry Predictions For 2012

If you're a music fan, you might take a passing-interest in what goes on in the industry.   And, as we approach the end of the year, experts (self-appointed or otherwise) are making their predictions for what we can expect in 2012

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Source: Geoff_B
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The End Is Near For CD’s?

Can I just say that as a life-long music fan and collector, I HATE this news?

Just like the music industry did in the late 1980's when they conspired to prematurely pound the nail in the coffin for the vinyl format, it appears that they are about to do the same for CD's

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Seven High-Tech Items You Don’t Need Anymore

So the editors at MSN Money came up with a list of seven tech items that the average person doesn't need anymore.  Problem is - I still use every single one of these.

How about you?

The short list:

1   Television

2  Telephone Land Line

3  DVD Player

4  Physical Music Collection and Dedicated Player

5  Cable or Satellite TV

6  Desktop Computer

7  Email

For the long-form list, click the link below:

7thingsyoudontneedany

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MAKE YOUR OWN CUT-OUT BIN

Cut-outs.  Bargains discs.  The Return Bin.  If you're of the age that remembers buying music on vinyl records - you probably remember the ever-popular cut-out bins that were found in records stores.  

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