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Katie Kuffel,
The TVD First Date

“My first date with vinyl followed the arc of a classic ’90s romcom. A series of almosts and missed connections before finally we each turned the corner, caught the other’s eye, and fell in love.” “Like most folks who have a dad with a garage, I unearthed his high school and college collection of records […]

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Me Nd Adam,
The TVD First Date

“We grew up in Austin, a music-obsessed town where respect for vinyl runs deep.” “Austin is home to one of the most iconic record stores in the world, Waterloo Records, which is where we each bought our first album. I think Vince’s was Kiss’s Double Platinum—he doesn’t like people to forget that—and mine was Willie […]

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Sam Roberts Band,
The TVD First Date

“Every fall, in Montreal and the nearby Laurentian mountains, people come from all over the world to see the leaves change colours. We call them Leaf-peepers… I think… At any rate, it really is a spectacle worth seeing, the leaves, that is, not the peepers—one of Mother’s Nature finest from her deep bag of tricks.” […]

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Ruby Mack,
The TVD First Date

“The first LP I ever purchased was Brandi Carlile’s Bear Creek at a rare solo show in Northampton, MA in the fall of 2011. I didn’t even have a record player at that point, but it meant so much to purchase that album and wait for the day I could take it out of its […]

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Professor and the Madman, The TVD
First Date and Premiere “A Child’s Eyes”

“As a kid in the early 1970s, I was surrounded by vinyl. My three older siblings were all major music enthusiasts, and so were my parents.” “Mom was all about Eydie Gormé, Vicente Fernández, and Harry Belafonte. Dad loved the Irish Rovers, the Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem, and Eddy Arnold. My eldest brother, Rikk, […]

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Tyrone’s Jacket,
The TVD First Date

“My love for music developed well after my formative years, and for the most part predicated my creative participation as opposed to being a consumer.” “I purge melody, dance, and lyric from an internal feeling more than strictly the mind, though the brain is a necessary tool for articulation once the connection is made. The […]

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Life in a Blender,
The TVD First Date

“I was sucked into the spinning vinyl vortex through my older sister. Irene was heavily into The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cat Stevens, and Queen. When she was out, I would take her vinyl into my room and listen to her albums. “Killer Queen” especially grabbed me. I mention “Killer Queen” in a song I wrote […]

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The K’s,
The TVD First Date

“There’s just something about going into a record shop, searching through thousands of LPs—most older than us, passed through generations and hoping you bag a limited edition copy that no one has spotted.” “The first vinyl I came across was News of the World by Queen—it was handed down to me by my dad. I […]

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Charlie Kaplan,
The TVD First Date

“My father died on November 29th, 2013, two months before I turned 25. My partner Emma and my birthdays are just two days apart—January 23rd and 25th—so the day between has most years been the date of a joint party. January 24th, 2014 was no exception. I had barely begun grieving. Still shocked and blinded […]

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Conclave,
The TVD First Date

“I first came into contact with records at probably 5 or 6. My dad had his small collection of Merengue records in the closet where we kept our winter wear. My parents never played them because they were very much in the home entertainment era of the ’90s, and in typical Latin household fashion they […]

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Imogen Mahdavi,
The TVD First Date

“My parents bought a vinyl player when Sony started doing compact ‘modern’ remakes, it was funny the disc area was minuscule in comparison to the huge speakers that came with it. I still have the photo of it taking up an entire living room wall in our old house.” “My mum would take me to […]

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Bosq,
The TVD First Date

“When I moved to Boston as a Hip Hop obsessed 18 year old in order to attend Northeastern University, one of the first things I did was start looking for record stores.” “I had had my turntables for years already, but the few thrift shops in my hometown were far from generous in what they […]

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The Deathray Davies,
The TVD First Date

“My first records were metal: Judas Priest, AC/DC, Ozzy. It was the music that my friend’s big brothers listened to and therefore, so did we. It was the entire universe, as far as I was concerned. “ “I spent hours listening and wondering what it would be like to go to a concert. Ozzy and […]

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Eddy Lee Ryder,
The TVD First Date

“I love listening to vinyl and knowing this was the format that it was supposed to be heard; fully encompassing.” “Vinyl was more than an auditory experience, it was tactile and visual. The image on the album jacket presented artwork giving the first hint of the poetry, the cacophony, the harmony, and the rhythmic musical […]

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Alright Alright,
The TVD First Date

“Seth and I met at a gig up in the mountains in Colorado when he helped me carry my old Roland keyboard from my 1992 Toyota Corolla station wagon to the stage.” CHINA: Music and mutual friends brought us together, and I remember thinking that Seth was the most intelligent person at the table later […]

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