Friday, November 21, 2014

The Well Curve

The resurrection of vinyl continues:

"Avoiding what seemed like an imminent demise, vinyl purchases have increased more than sixfold from 2005 to 2013 in the United States, jumping from less than a million LPs purchased to 6.1 million according to data put together by Statista. In the UK and Germany, vinyl sales are at their highest since the late '90s, resulting in $218 million global vinyl sales in 2013."

While we haven't run out to get a turntable yet, the fond memories of hours spent with "stacks of wax" in the 70s & 80s have Galt-in-Da-Box pricing the direct-drive linear-tracking market of late. Maybe people are swinging back toward hi-fi lo-tech as an alternative to the privacy-free digital world. It would be great if internet usage started to decline as well, signaling to the Establishment their game is up. A record store has even opened on the mall now, that deals exclusively in LP, featuring players that save to thumbdrive that are very reasonably priced.
If "what's old is what's new" and webwise is actually driving this trend, maybe there's hope for Citizen Band & Amateur radio, too.


texlahoma said...

Breaker one nine...

Thanks for that, it's surprisingly uplifting, a tiny glimmer of light in an otherwise dark and gloomy world.
Okay, maybe I got a little carried away, but it is good news.

Viva Vinyl!

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Barnes & Noble is literally BRIMMING with the shit! Record players, too.
It's absolutely un-fucking-believable how this is blowing up all over, but I stick to my assertion that people are going low-tech to avoid the surveillance/xenophobia $chtaat the banKHAZAR$ have created.