My record collection

Fifteen years ago today on April 18th, 2009 I started my record collecting journey. It’s an easy day for me to remember as it was the second annual Record Store Day. I still remember it like it was yesterday. That Saturday afternoon I’d pick up the turntable, so I headed out to the local record store, Down in the Valley, first. There I picked up Neko Case’s Middle Cyclone on clear vinyl and a handful of used records, though I don’t remember which ones I bought. I never imagined my collection would grow like it has.

I remember that people thought I was a bit crazy to get back into records. I wouldn’t have imagined vinyl outselling CDs, but vinyl has for the last two years.

My records bring me great joy - I’ve built apps around them, cataloged them on Discogs, and I listen every day. There’s nothing better than putting on a pair of quality headphones, closing your eyes, and spinning a record.