The Colin McEnroe Show
3:17 pm
Thu April 14, 2011

Vinyl Records Aren't Going Away

We're talking today about independent record stores. At first I thought the show would be mostly about the romance of vinyl, but I see now that that's not the point. (Or at least that the emphasis should be on romance and not on vinyl.

The point of those stores -- as illustrated in the book and movie "High Fidelity" -- is not so much the recording format as the notion of a store owned and staffed by people who care passionately about music. People who might even hurl a customer out in to the street for trying to buy his daughter a copy of "I Just Called to Say I Love You" and then segue neatly into a conversation about the Top Ten Music crimes perpetrated by Stevie Wonder in the 80s and 90s.

OK, that's extreme. But the caring part is important. Whether its book or videos or audio, some of us want to be with other people who live and die by the stuff. Because you are what you like.

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