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my name is Sean & this is simply a collection of things I think are neat. not necessarily things that I made or claim ownership of. it's also thoughts on stuff... because life is stuff and sometimes i want to talk about the stuff that i like or that i do not like.

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I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.

2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.

3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

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For the sixth straight year, more vinyl albums were sold than in any other year since SoundScan launched in 1991. In 2013, 6.1 million vinyl LPs were sold — up 33% compared to 2012’s haul of 4.55 million. 64% of all vinyl albums sold in 2012 were purchased at an independent music store (3% less than compared to indie stores’ share in 2012). Notably — and not surprisingly — 75% of all vinyl albums sold in 2013 were rock albums.

2013 Vinyl Sales (via Billboard)

[Music] Types are perennial, and although they find their articulation in an historical moment, they do not belong to one. There will always be popular music and experimental music, but genres are more historically rooted. So the dominant paradigm, where music and art are primarily defined by their contemporary moment, prohibits the development of types in favor of the production of genres. Although the streaming era is one of endless access, something is lost in the overabundance of genres and moments and experiences.

Gerhard Shultz in his interview with Eliot Van Buskirk for Hypebot

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