When I think about Backstreet Records – I can’t help but smile. Gordie Tufts has got to be the most genuine man in the City. Kind, interested, involved and extremely active in the local music community. (At 60 – Gordie goes to more late night rock shows that I do!)
Over the past couple years, I have really gotten into listening to music on vinyl.
In about… 2007… I remember my pal Chris looking through my iPod and scolding me for not having full albums.
“I can’t believe you only have one track by of Montreal!” he’d scoff, before unplugging my iPod and plugging in his.
Since then, I have really taken the intentional route when buying and listening to music. While I might enjoy the jams of an album single, I do love listening to an entire album front to back. I love having to go back into the living room and flipping an album.
Take a look below at some of my favourite records leading into the Christmas Season. I will always accept a record as a gift, and apologies in advance if I buy one for you. Well, , sorry not sorry.
The ALVVAYS album has been a favourite since … oh, 2014 or so. Super poppy. Polaris Prize shortlist. Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island artists.
Wintersleep *heart eyes emoji*
Angel Olsen wins the “Barb Crawford Award for Best Album of 2016”.
(I stole this photo from the Bad People Facebook page)
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
30 giveaways in 30 days – Godie has offered up a $30 gift certificate to purchase some VINYL!
Enter below (you might have the click the link)
See you tomorrow!