In rotation: 1/27/15

“Cassidy Fletcher said she didn’t realize how much the Arctic Monkeys could rock until she heard the English band on vinyl. The 19-year-old from Johnstown, Pennsylvania scored a turntable for Christmas in 2013 and has been slowly building a collection of LPs since. “It does seem like it’s better quality on vinyl,” she said. “I like it better, even more than listening to music on my phone.”

“Swap-meet shoppers look for music that’s on the record: For scores of shoppers gathered in the lobby of Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville Saturday, vinyl never left.”

“…Numero Group will release a box set compiling Ork Records’ entire 16-single 1975-1979 output. Co-founded by Television manager Terry Ork and Charles Ball, it was a DIY label that released seminal punk, power pop, no wave, and proto-indie rock music, including the first-ever releases by Television, Richard Hell, Alex Chilton (solo), and many others. That’s Television’s “Little Johnny Jewel Pt. 1″ above—the A-side of their debut release.”

“The Vinyl Record Collectors Association (VRCA) recently donated US$1,000 to the Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee, a non-profit organisation with 18 affiliated cites worldwide.”

“Untouched for decades: Photographer takes amazing series of images of perfectly preserved home abandoned by its owners: …found musical instruments, including a gramophone and a stereo system that would have been state-of-the-art at the time, books and family photographs – offering a tantalizing glimpse into the lives of the former occupants.”

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