On our way to Chicago!
Sorry, no video blog from yesterday. Owen and I were simply too exhausted to make one. Heading to Other Music today then driving to CLE -Ben
Follow us here and on twitter at @newfaceofvinyl
Hope everyone is having a fun New Years! Owen and I will be getting to bed early for the drive to NYC tomorrow.
Keep updated with our progress via Twitter (@newfaceofvinyl), our blog (http://benmeadors.com/vinyl) our YouTube channel which we will be posting updates to on the road (http://www.youtube.com/user/thenewfaceofvinyl) and our tumblr (http://newfaceofvinyl.tumblr.com)
Hope to run into some of you guys in NYC!
Ben and I will be headed to New York City to get started on The New Face of Vinyl: Youth’s Digital Devolution.
We are both very excited to visit New York City and interview some very interesting and motivated vinyl lovers. During the visit, we will be photographing three stores, and three people (aged 15-25) about their vinyl story; the emphasis being why young people have picked up a once “out dated format”
The stores we will be visiting in NYC are: Other Music, Halcyon The Shop, and Good Records.
We hope you can follow us along: Twitter (newfaceofvinyl), Blog (http://benmeadors.com/vinyl) YouTube (thenewfaceofvinyl) and, of course, this Tumblr!
If you are interested in supporting our project, you can still donate at our blog site via PayPal. Donations over $165.00 will get you a limited edition, signed copy of the books.
More information about the book can be found at our former Kickstarter page: http://kck.st/newfaceofvinyl
Have a safe New Years. Ben and I will be going to bed early for the 9 hour haul to the city, so have a drink in our honour!
All the best,
The New Face of Vinyl: Youth’s Digital Devolution is coming to NYC from January 1st-4th and Chicago from January 5th-8th to interview three record lovers (ages 15-25) and three independent record stores in those cities. In March we will be heading to the West Coast to visit Portland, San Francisco, and LA.
The above image is my first record player, which I earned by cutting my neighbors lawn for an entire summer. It was the flame that lit my burning passion for music, vinyl, and this entire adventure.
The New Face of Vinyl: Youth’s Digital Devolution is a book that which explores more than just a new “fad” sweeping across the world. Young people everywhere have picked up a once outdated format: a reaction to the disconnect listening experience this generation has been forced to gow up with.
Follow us on Twitter (@newfaceofvinyl) to keep up to speed. You can find out more information about the project via our former Kickstarter page (http://kck.st/newfaceofvinyl) which features a video Ben and I put together. Although our Kickstarter site is closed for donations, you can still receive a thank you gift (which if you donate $165 or more will get you a hard cover, full color 180+ page, limited edition, signed copy of the book) by donating via Paypal on our website: http://www.BenMeadors.com/vinyl
Thank you for your support, and thank you for keeping this wonderful format alive.
Owen M. McCafferty II
On January 1st, Ben Meadors and I will be in NYC to visit Good Records, Halcyon the Shop, and Other Music which we will be featuring in our book The New Face of Vinyl: Youth’s Digital Devolution.
You can follow our progress and updates via Twitter (@newfaceofvinyl) or on our site at http://benmeadors.com/vinyl
Hope to see some of you there, and if you are between the ages of 15-20 and collect records in the NYC area, fill out or survey to be considered for a feature in the book.
Hope everyone had a happy holiday!
Owen & Ben