today at work the nerds have decided that it's "vinyl only day". yes it's scratchy old pop group and pere ubu bootlegs all day. actually, i'm fine with this being a born again vinyl snob. some reasons for this are...
i. the ritual aspect of putting on a record encourages engagement with the music
ii. they look neat and are fun to collect
iii. cds sometimes rot (as happened to my copy of disco inferno's "summer's last sound" - think i'll ever find another one of those?) vinyl may get scratchy but it seldom gets as destroyed as a fucked-up cd.
iv. vinyl seems to add a little compression plus light distortion to the extreme frequencies, making for a more pleasant (if less hi-fi) sound.
i'm - in all seriousness - going to try to replace as many of my cds as i can with vinyl.
ps i'm not one of those people who equates old with good but i am old and have learned to have courage of conviction about personal taste.