Cassettes Are Cool Again!

Lonnie Taylor | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Music
Lonnie Taylor

Despite the headaches of tape in my early years I've come back to it. It took many months of agonising over which cassette deck to buy and whether I'd even enjoy the hobby; after all, together with my wife we've amassed a large collection of vinyl records that offer a warmer, clearer, just plain higher sound quality.

Hipsters Take Heart – Melted Vinyl Is Bringing Back Classic Rock

Lauren Messervey | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Music
Lauren Messervey

There's a sound in those old vinyls that we don't really get in other music forms, an old-school, comforting flavour that takes the listener back to a better, simpler time. That's where the band Melted Vinyl drew its first inspiration.

James Jagger Is The SPITTING Image Of His Rocker Dad

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Parents

When HBO released the teaser for its new show "Vinyl" earlier this month, we couldn't help but notice how much one of the cast, James Jagger, looks li...

Even Though I Have Netflix, I Still Use DVDs, VHS and Blu-Ray

Sean P. Kelly | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Living
Sean P. Kelly

While I have taken baby steps into the digital frontier, such as subscribing to Netflix, renting movies from Google Play, and buying a Chromecast, I do not plan on going fully digital, unless I have no other choice. Let me explain why.

Why Millennials Are Still Buying Vinyl

The Reply | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Music
The Reply

Vinyl record sales are up a staggering amount in recent years. Sales have increased year-over-year since 2008 and show no real signs of letting up. Whether or not you buy into its staying power, vinyl offers a very different experience than buying digital.

The Act of Listening's Changed Since Music Went Digital

Rob Mitchell | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada Music
Rob Mitchell

Access to any song or artist is at the tip of our fingers and we can inform our friends on our interests and likes by sending a link. But with records, we shared the experience. We owned said album and we lent it to a friend to also enjoy; or other times, we would listen to the album together!

My Technological Predictions for 2013

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada
Nikolas Badminton

It's at this time of the year that pundits, tastemakers and futurists start making fantastical predictions about what we will expect in 2013. I started to think about how we, as humans, behave in the new socially connected landscape and how we are happy to accept less in our lives. My predictions are threefold for 2013.

There is No iPod Big Enough for the Avid Vinyl Collector

Danko Jones | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

As a record collector, music has always been about quantity over quality, about how much music I can consume before I die. When iPods were new, we as music fans were at the precipice of something big. We were finally being catered to! Of course, just when we were gonna get that 500 GB iPod, Apple pulled the plug on music storage capacity in favour of Angry Birds, FaceTime and texting. So I'd like to gently propose a terabyte iPod. That's right -- a thousand gigabytes of free space meant only to keep 10,000+ records.