Has digital killed the record store?

With many music fans buying items online it may be the case. But where does this leave the owners of local second-hand shops and the collecting communities? Recent figures show sales of the physical product are down. CD sales are down 21 percent while digital sales are up 30 percent, according to ARIA’s 2010 Wholesale … Continue reading

Why the ‘Wham! Bam! Thank you, maam!’ of mp3s simply doesn’t measure up to a 12″ box set.

I haven’t paid much attention to the charts for many years, it’s not my musical home anymore. But there was an article on the Internet that caught my eye. It noted that after The Voice had finished its 10 week run, 22 of the songs recorded by the contestants or judges dropped from the Top … Continue reading

Why Do I Bother?

Why do I bother to get up at 2 a.m. to watch a game at the weekend, or 5 a.m. during the week, when I’ve got such a long day of work ahead? Why do I bother to read all about it when so much of it is incorrect, biased or founded in something less … Continue reading