Billie Eilish – When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

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The album unsurprisingly debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200; with 313,000 “album equivalent units” of which 170,000 were pure album sales. The 17-year-old Eilish co-wrote the album with her older brother Finneas Baird O’Connell age 22.

6 Obsolete Video Formats On the Verge of Extinction

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Most video formats are revolutionary at the time of their introduction. But technology progresses, most video formats and players soon become obsolete. The primary reason behind this is the rapid development of new video formats offering newer, better features. Vinyl records seem to  have a loyal and growing following compared to a lot of mediums.

If you own VHS, Betacam, Betamax, or any outdated video tapes, you should be quick to digitize these formats before they become a thing of the past. A properly digitized format broadens accessibility and protects the longevity of the original content. Among the most common video types on their way out, here are six near-extinct video formats that you should digitize today.

How I Became a Vinyl Head – Birth of a Record Collector

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It is interesting how people we meet influence us. I am a lover of vinyl records. I currently have one hundred records in my own personal collection. But first, let me tell you the story of how I got so interested in them, and the lady behind me getting my first record player.

Music has always been a major part of my life. Many of my family members have been, and are, musicians. I’ve been going to concerts almost my entire life. My first concert was when I went to the Bonnaroo Music Festival at only eleven months old. But I didn’t have interest in vinyl records until I met my friend Dot.

How to Move Your Vinyl Record Collection Cross-Country

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It’s taken years to curate and care for your precious vinyl record collection. Now, you have to relocate to another state, and you’ll be bringing dozens, maybe even hundreds, of albums with you.

Don’t even think about stacking those retro records in a box and hoping for the best. The last thing you want when you pull your classic LPs from moving boxes is to find the discs warped or scratched and the jacket spines torn.

“Knowing what you have, considering how long the move will take, choosing the right supplies and enlisting any help needed makes the all the difference,” says Matt Gluskin, who maintains Wax Times, a blog devoted to vinyl records.

Before you start packing your vinyl collection, spin through these tips on how to move your records safely so you can kick back and enjoy all those classic tunes in your new home. If you plan on storing your collection, be sure to check out the steps in outlined in our vinyl storage guide.

David Bowie and Iggy Pop the Berlin Trilogy

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The year of our lord 1976 found our heroes David Bowie and Iggy Pop in rough shape.  Iggy Pop (aka James Newell Osterburg Jr.) who, only a few short years before, was the toast of the New York underground along with his fellow stooges; was now left friendless in the pissy gutters of New York City.  That is, except for one friend.  That friend was David Bowie (aka David Robert Jones). Bowie himself had recently hit a bottom of his own, barely remembering the tracking of last year’s “Station to Station” due to an astronomical cocaine habit.  He was also cited as making remarks while stoned, in favor of the other “f” word, fascism. In light of all this tragedy, David Bowie grabbed his friend Iggy Pop out of the gutter, and took him to Berlin. 

Taylor Swift Journey Towards Becoming a Sellout

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With her earnings reaching $64 million, according to Forbes, in 2014 the five-time Grammy award winner, Taylor swiftly climbed the ranks of rich musicians. No heiress of any massive fortune Taylor Swift, since she started producing music in 2006, has earned all her wealth along with her place as queen of pop on billboard charts. However, there is a hot debate about how, in making her way to all this fame and fortune, Taylor Swift lost sight of music and her personality. It’s a popular opinion these days that Taylor Swift has turned into a complete sellout. Although, it’s not our place to label others as sellouts but, quite frankly, everything that Swift has been doing for the past few years and all her choices point towards the possibility that she actually has sold out and her only focus is to maintain a steady revenue.