Play & Record features a record a day, every day in 2012. At least that is the plan. What is the plan? The plan is to document a record a day. Inspired partly by this blog and the desire to be able to commit to something for 365 days a year (well shit… it’s 2012 - so 366), I have decided to select a random record from my growing vinyl collection and feature it in a blog post. Each day I will post a photo or several of the record’s packaging (which is one of the most important parts of a record, in my humble opinion) along with a few details and some brief observations about the record - be it the music itself, commentary on the packaging, or any interesting facts or trivia somehow related to the album.
Mainly this is something for myself. I want to challenge myself to keep up with this project, maybe improve my writing skills a bit along the way and most importantly, have a small document at the end of the year of my record collection (or at least a healthy chunk of it).
Music, in my humble opinion, is something you do more with than just listen. You experience it. The vinyl format is the best way to do this. From the physicality of the record itself and the care necessary to play a record… to the other senses, besides sight, you use to take in the recording’s packaging.
Additionally, It’s always a good practice to share good music with others, so by the same token - if anyone is interested in reading - I share this with you.
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