In rotation: 11/17/15

On the Banks of Yesteryear — For the record: The Canal Museum has examples of the different record formats as well as a variety of record players from over the years. Plan to visit and take a nostalgic trip back to another era.

Barnes & Noble to introduce Vinyl Day in its stores: This weekend, Barnes & Noble will be offering an experience that Amazon simply cannot deliver. On November 21, the largest retail bookseller in the U.S. will introduce Vinyl Day in each of its stores (a total of 647 stores nationwide). Vinyl Day is being promoted as an in-store social gathering to celebrate vinyl culture.

A comprehensive guide to grading vinyl records: When buying and selling vinyl, a good understanding of grading is absolutely essential. Unfortunately though, it’s not an exact science; and the inevitable element of subjectivity is often a source of dispute, especially as trading has moved online.

DJ Sneak: “If you’ve never touched a piece of vinyl, you’re not a DJ”: The claim comes from a new interview with Pioneer Radio, where Sneak claims that “in the last 20 years, there was a gap where kids just didn’t care about the craft anymore. They just wanted to be famous, they wanted to be popular, they wanted to do whatever they could to be in front of all those people. They skipped things to get to that level.”

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