Posts tagged "records"

Top 5 Favorite Billboard Essays: Nick Hornby Reflects On High Fidelity, 20 Years Later

If you’re in your mid-twenties or older, you may have been wondering what Nick Hornby’s thoughts on the ultimate fate of the characters in High Fidelity. Well! Fear not. He has written a short retrospective essay about his novel-form love song for record shops for Billboard.

More interesting than his short insights o…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 9, 2015

All-Natural Vinyl Is Now Available At Whole Foods

Southern California Whole Foods shoppers will now be able to stock up on fresh vinyl during their next grocery shopping trip. No, vinyl is not a new, leafy green hybrid that people are eating. I’m talking about records. Last week, the grocery store opened record stores in five of its 340 locations. While perusing the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 26, 2013

For MCA: Our 10 Favorite Beastie Boys References

The Beastie Boys lost founding member Adam “MCA” Yauch today, but his memory will live on through the band’s nine amazing albums. The Beasties are known for making boastful, but often brilliant raps, laden with smart and sardonic references. Last year, the folks oer at the A.V. Club went through and explained more than 170…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 4, 2012

Craft Time: Rock and Roll Book Ends

What do old records and a disorganized bookshelf have in common? Turns out you can use one to tame the other. All it takes is hot water and about 20 minutes to turn a vinyl record into a unique bookend. If you don’t have any LPs lying around, or find it too heart-wrenching to repurpose…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 19, 2012

Your Bookshelf Never Sounded Better

Keep your books in place with these recycled records. Give a pair of these custom-made vintage vinyl bookends a spin and lend old-skool charm to any room. Just because you can’t listen to your favorite records anymore doesn’t mean you can’t decorate with them.

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 5, 2011

Two Girls, One Pizza Pie

Well this world record looks like a fun one. Erin O’Keefe and Amy Milano endeavored to take the Guinness World Record RecordSetter.com title for Most Tandem Pizza Slice Face Slaps in 15 Seconds. Very creative! Watch as they accomplish a grand total of 174 tandem slice slaps. Adds a whole new meaning to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 23, 2011

Spin Your Vinyl Vertically

After many years of function, my record player bit the dust last week. In trying to find a replacement, I ran across this bad boy over at Urban Outfitters. The deal? You mount this sucker to the wall and it lets you play records vertically. In other words, it masquerades as art on an empty…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 26, 2011

5 Tips For Throwing A Record Party

About a year ago, a group of my closest friends got together in a basement apartment in Queens. It was a Saturday night in the dead of winter, and most of us were broke (the economy was crashing) and lazy (we didn’t feel like trekking to a bar in the city). As we cracked ope…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 7, 2009

DIY Album Cover Girl

We’re sure your record collection is as hot as you are! And now you can be an art model. While you’re lying around watching your favorite vinyls spin, you too could become immortalized as a living album cover aka a Sleeve Face. Check out this clever instructional video, dress the part, get i…

By: Simcha / June 27, 2008