In rotation: 5/26/16

Tallahassee Store Making Sure Vinyl Records Stand the Test of Time: How people listen to music is constantly changing. But as the record seems to stand the test of time, one Tallahassee store is making sure customers can not only listen to the oldies and the classics, they are also stocking vinyls from today’s artists. “Always loved music since I was a kid. I grew up in a household where music was constantly playing. I have two older sisters. I guess they had an influence on my musical tastes, my upbringing,” said Sharod Bines, the co-owner of Retrofit Records.

Record shop owner gives away stock after 50 years in the business: A Chicago book and record shop has become the latest casualty in the digital revolution – and its owner has decided to give away all of its stock. Rick Addy, owner of Shake, Rattle & Read, posted on Facebook to announce the closure of his store after 50 years in the business, and said that he would be giving away all of his stock on Tuesday and Wednesday to avoid having to throw hundreds of books, CDs and vinyl records “in a dumpster.”

Hold Your Squeals: Record Store Fights To Keep 15-Year-Old Deaf Cat: A whole community of cat- and music-lovers have jumped to the defense of a Kiwi record store after complaints were made about its resident cat, Callaway. The deaf 15-year-old feline has made his home at Vinyl Destination, a record store that also sells takeaway coffee, but has recently received complaints for being “disgusting”…”He is our little mascot. We are going to protect him. People come in to see him every day and have a cuddle or say ‘hey’.”

Gallery: 15 of the most beautiful turntables ever made: From Lego DJ booths to handcrafted hardwood plinths, we’ve scoured the world of Hi-Fi for beautiful record players. Engineers and DIY-minded individuals have continually experimented with turntables in pursuit of beauty, as well as perfect sound. The result of decades and decades of experimentation is an impressive stock of exquisitely designed and masterfully crafted record players. Whether it’s a dome-shaped turntable inspired by the first manned moon landing or an ultra minimalist ‘less is more’ design, we’ve rounded up 15 record players that are things of beauty.

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