In rotation: 2/3/15

“Articles last month revealed that musician Neil Young and Apple’s Steve Jobs discussed offering digital music downloads of ‘uncompromised studio quality’. Much of the press and user commentary was particularly enthusiastic about the prospect of uncompressed 24 bit 192kHz downloads. 24/192 featured prominently in my own conversations with Mr. Young’s group several months ago…Unfortunately, there is no point to distributing music in 24-bit/192kHz format. Its playback fidelity is slightly inferior to 16/44.1 or 16/48, and it takes up 6 times the space…”

“Held on the first Thursday of every month, Knights of the Turntable is a free-flowing and open group for vinyl and music enthusiasts. The theme for January’s gathering is “Guilty Pleasures,” but often there is no theme – just a bunch of people standing around and listening to music together…That in itself is a near-dead practice in 2015 and something McKee takes pride in keeping alive…”

“To me, vinyl is not a novelty. I don’t listen to records because they are “cool” or because I think it’s some exclusive or elitist act. I’m passionate about music. Records provide me with a more engaging and fulfilling way to experience the music I enjoy.”

“After the huge success of the first ‘Vinyl Affair’ last year, Wellington’s record fair is back again in March, this time with a new bigger venue! The good folks at San Fran on Cuba St will be hosting us this time around, but everything else stays the same!”

“Rock ’n’ Records will be moving from its current location in Macomb to a new one, closer to Western Illinois University. The new location will be at 339 North Clay St. in Macomb, which used to be Sarge’s bookstore…Rock ’n’ Records is the only record store that remains in Macomb. Catherine Jersey, the owner of Rock ’n’ Records, said she has owned the business for 10 years. ‘We feel incredibly lucky to still be standing,” Jersey said. “I know music is a hard thing to survive at this point.’”

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