In rotation: 8/30/17

Wynwood is getting its first vinyl record store. Thank the guys behind your favorite taco shop. The brainchild of Coyo Taco cofounders Alan Drummond and Sven Vogtland, in partnership with Gabi Chiriboga, the trio promise a smorgasbord of classic records, exclusive releases, and all around good vibes, in the heart of Wynwood…Slated to open mid-October, Lucky Records will offer a music lineup curated exclusively by Tony Garcia (aka DJ YNOT) and founder of Nature Sounds record label, Devin Horwitz. Audiophiles can expect a mix of new releases and vintage records — with tunes ranging from old-school favorites to present-day beats. And for those of you looking for gear, turntables, headphones and DJ equipment will be on sale, too.

Record Theatre belongs to another era now: There’s a scene in the Joan Rivers documentary wherein she mourns the loss of an old friendship, with a man she says was the last link to her formative years, to an era gone by and never to return. I feel this way about Record Theatre, where I spent every penny of every dollar I ever earned or received growing up. My allowance went straight to the deep, rectangular store on Main Street and North Forest in Williamsville, with aisles of cabinets and walls of shelves, and a circular front desk that looked like music itself…I bought lots and lots of concert tickets there, and annoyed workers as I sought updates on upcoming releases. I saved every pink and yellow stamp to save money on future purchases, and insisted on returning on Wednesdays for doubles.

Remembering Jeff Pettit: Originally from Wisconsin, the 46-year-old Pettit, whom his pals lovingly called “El Jefe,” was a tireless supporter of the Valley music scene and a former Zia records employee. His love for music was fuel for his activities, like going to shows and collecting records, as well as in his bonds with others, from gabbing about music to going to shows to ultimately joining forces with a few more music fanatics to open the aforementioned record store in Nashville. Fond Object is highly regarded — not just a place to buy music, but a homey spot to see live music, have fun, and develop bonds with new people, with music as the main thread.

From Technology Commercialization to Social Innovation to Vinyl Records, Munshi Takes on Innovation: Dr. Natasha Munshi, Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Saint Mary’s College, who studies technology lifecycles and evolution, finds the resurgence of vinyl intriguing—because it diverges from what has been known about the typical technology lifecycle…In a research paper published in GSTF Digital Library called, “The Role of Demand-side Characteristics in Legacy Technology Evolution: How The Vinyl Record Got Its Groove Back,” Munshi and her student co-author at USI Lugano, Mirko Terrestre, ask the question, “What allows for an almost extinct dominant design technology to re-emerge after a period of decline in order to capture market share?” The paper explores demand-side factors that trigger a legacy technology’s life cycle resurgence.

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