What didn't happen in the future

Zane H. Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Mon Jun 25 19:26:12 CDT 2007


> 
>  > The only thing *never* predicted
>  > was a small computer.
> 
> and the disappearance of the vinyl record.
> 
> record store scene in "A Clockwork Orange" for example.

I wasn't aware the vinyl record had disappeared.  I'm still buying current
albums on vinyl.  I buy far more brand new albums on vinyl than I do on CD. 
In the last year I think I've purchased 1 CD (last weekend at a live
performance as it happens), but have bought several dozen new LP's, both
rereleases and new material.  Some albums such as Bob Dylan's latest were
actually cheaper on vinyl.

Take a look around at the record stores that are still left, especially the
independants, and I think you'll find that a majority of them deal in Vinyl.
Many of them are not making money on CD's, but are making money on Vinyl. 
Oddly enough while CD sales are declining, vinyl sales have more than
doubled the last couple years.

Of course to really enjoy them, you should only play clean records, and play
them on a good turntable.

Zane





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