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YouTube Vinyl Junkies

by Joe Wallace
I was contacted earlier this week by a fellow vinyl junkie and YouTube poster about a growing community of vinyl collectors who post video clips about vinyl collecting, their latest finds and other topics. I had no idea this sort of thing was happening on YouTube–I usually go there for exploitation movie trailers and related ephemera.

So it was with great delight that I found a massive trove of posts about vinyl, collecting, finds, etc. These aren’t produced or slickly done with titles and effects, etc. Just people who LOVE the format, the discoveries, and the excitement of being involved in a community like this.

Here’s a sampling of some of those videos, but there are MANY more online waiting to be discovered. One of the very best vids I’ve seen so far (by poster MrHoffame) who shares some really important information about insurance specifically for your vinyl record collection. Amazing, and VERY good to know. Did you know some vinyl insurance policies are SUPER cheap and have NO DEDUCTIBLES? See MrHoffame’s clip “Vinyl Collectors Should Know” below–it’s the third and final one on the page. Viva Vinyl!

Alex Day of Chameleon Circuit on Vinyl Records

Chameleon Circuit had not appeared on the Turntabling radar until just today when this fun YouTube video popped up. For anyone with a passing interest in Doctor Who, this band is probably already a known quantity–they write songs about Time Lords, the TARDIS, etc. and have dubbed their sound “Time Lord Rock”.

Anybody obsessed with both Time Lords AND vinyl records is tops in our book. Behold Alex Day of Chameleon Circuit holding forth about the glories of vinyl. Yes, this is a GREAT vid clip for anyone maybe a bit mystified as to why a certain die-hard segment of the population can’t get enough of the black wax. One of us! One of us! Gabba gabba hey.

–Joe Wallace

Frank Black on Vinyl Justice

I clearly have been living in a cave for many years as this is the first time I’ve heard of the series Vinyl Justice. And Frank Black’s appearance in this clip has rendered me an instant fan of the series (I was already a fan of Frank Black). Live forever and ever and ever, Frank Black. You are one of God’s own mutants. I am now, even as I type this, looking for more Vinyl Justice episodes. Sadly, embedding for this video clip is not available, but you can click the image above to see the episode on YouTube.

–Joe Wallace
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