Thanks for checking out my blog.
The first thing I’d like to try to make clear is that this is not a music review site. I will not be reviewing music or records. I won’t be telling you, in any elaborate way, if I like, dislike or am indifferent to this band or that artist. There really are enough music magazines, music web sites and music blogs, don’t you think? And now that more-or-less every artist, record label and music distributor has his own website, how many more outlets for music reviews could really be necessary? Add Facebook and Twitter to that and the meter really pegs on “overload.”
And this is not a music news site, per se, either. This is not the site where you’ll find, for instance, breaking news regarding:
- The comeback of Fiona Apple
- Tour dates for this or that act
Not to say that those aren’t important things, they might be to you, but this is not the place for that kind of information.
Unless you went into seclusion a decade or so ago you can’t help but have noticed that vinyl is back in a big way. And record collecting, if it ever really went away, is perhaps now as popular as it was in the days when vinyl was the dominant – if not more-or-less the only – format for music. It seems to me that labels are releasing more limited edition records now than ever. And some newly released records are being snapped up and “flipped” like never before. To the best of my knowledge no web site, blog or magazine has yet made its primary business reporting on, calling attention to and offering investment advice on this new wave of limited vinyl releases.
So it seems to be just about the perfect time for a blog called “RecordFlipper”. So here we go.
Just FYI: I have been a lifelong lover of music and I listen to music on vinyl every day. Yes,every day. I have been collecting (or simply saving) records since childhood and still have records bought for me when I was 7-years old. And yes, sometimes I do speculate on and sell records. I think it’s a lot of fun. And my goal with this blog is to have some fun, too.