In rotation: 8/10/17

Vancouver’s Terry Currier, Music Millennium owner, honored by city of Portland: Very few things are more “Portland” than Music Millennium. Since 1969, when it first roosted at East 32nd Avenue and Burnside Street, the stalwart record store has played an outsized role in the regional music scene. And its owner, Terry Currier, does little to challenge the idea of what kind of man owns a music lover’s mecca. His office floor is covered with vinyl records and CDs. Music from a stereo carpets the conversations there. The 62-year-old, with a curly mop of hair and a short-bristled ‘stache, looks like a throwback. He speaks with an aloofness of an accomplished rocker. Even his computer, an old block of beige plastic, somehow makes him more rock ‘n’ roll.

Plans to demolish LA’s Amoeba Records appear to be accelerating: Hollywood record store Amoeba is at risk of being demolished within the next two years , according to new planning documents released yesterday, reports Curbed LA. The development plans are the latest update in an ongoing battle to decimate the store’s building site at 6400 Sunset Blvd and turn it into a glass skyscraper with rooftop pool. Amoeba Music, which first launched as a store in Berkeley in 1990 and has been at its LA location since 2001, already reassured patrons last year via their social media that they plan on remaining a fixture of the community: “we are going to remain in our building for the duration of our lease – which is several years… We are committed to staying in Hollywood and appreciate your concern and support.”

Adam Savage Takes a Tour of Jack White’s Third Man Records Vinyl Pressing Plant In Detroit: Adam Savage of Tested visited with the amazing Jack White before taking an exciting tour of his Third Man Records storefront and new vinyl pressing plant in Detroit, Michigan. In a truly immersive tour, Adam records his “Brain Candy” song and then follows his record’s eventual process from lathe to cellophane. Bonus: Adam also chats with Jack White about how recording this way impacts the creative process!

Triumph celebrates rock ‘n’ roll heritage with special edition vinyl and turntable: Iconic British motorcycle manufacturer, Triumph, has created its own vinyl record and turntable, inspired by the rock ‘n’ roll heritage of its street range of bikes. The record deck, made in conjunction with legendary British maker, Rega, takes its inspiration directly from the Street Cup model, which is a modern-day street racer harking back to the café racer machines of the 1960s…The vinyl album has been pressed by Triumph music partner Flying Vinyl and is entitled ‘Racing the Record’. This title is a nod to the original 1960s café racer practice of selecting a record on a café’s jukebox and racing to a predetermined point and back before the song ended.

Essential Wax with The National: “Ohio in the early nineties had a very intense and intimidating rock scene. I was in my twenties and going to every rock show in Cincinnati and Dayton that I could. Around this time is when I met Scott and we started the band Nancy with Casey Reas and Mike Brewer. Members of Brainiac came to see us play once in Casey’s basement and left after two songs. Meanwhile, Bryan and the Dessners had a different band balled Project Nim that was this academic hippy thing…”

The Voyager golden record now available as a vinyl box set: This elegant second edition will include a softcover book, three 140 gram vinyl LPs, metallic gold-printed sleeves, and the Voyager Trajectories turntable slipmat housed in a deluxe metallic gold-printed box. (And based on a surprising number of requests, we’re also offering a hardcover book/2xCD version of the Voyager Golden Record.) You can pre-order the vinyl box set and CD/book for delivery before Christmas. Pre-orders of the vinyl box set directly from our label, Ozma Records, will include a free Voyager Diagram Pin.

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