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I am a lifelong record collector with passions extending into nearly every genre of music. I like to consider myself a serious connoisseur of sorts, though not necessarily an elitist or "snob" per say. I happily hop across genres and do not place higher inherent value on one period or style over another. In fact, I rather detest purist aesthetics. I find as much enjoyment in "96 Tears" by ? and the Mysterians as I do in Miles Davis' "In A Silent Way". Within the spectrum of sound, there is an appropriate time and place for all among the myriad of styles, and I find that I am constantly making new discoveries while finding comfort and new value in old favorites. Essentially, I try to be an open minded listener. That said, I certainly have preferences, and while I may like a bit of everything, I don't simply like just anything. Much of my taste is rooted in classic artists and it is my hope to pass along that sense of enjoyment and…

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  • Born on January 17
  • Joined September 2, 2011

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vinyl, shellac, cardboard

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About

I am a lifelong record collector with passions extending into nearly every genre of music. I like to consider myself a serious connoisseur of sorts, though not necessarily an elitist or "snob" per say. I happily hop across genres and do not place higher inherent value on one period or style over another. In fact, I rather detest purist aesthetics. I find as much enjoyment in "96 Tears" by ? and the Mysterians as I do in Miles Davis' "In A Silent Way". Within the spectrum of sound, there is an appropriate time and place for all among the myriad of styles, and I find that I am constantly making new discoveries while finding comfort and new value in old favorites. Essentially, I try to be an open minded listener. That said, I certainly have preferences, and while I may like a bit of everything, I don't simply like just anything. Much of my taste is rooted in classic artists and it is my hope to pass along that sense of enjoyment and discovery in recordings from the past.

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