Tag: CD's

The Cut Out Kid Writes His 600th Post

The Cut Out Kid Writes His 600th Post
Congrats to “Me, Myself, and I!” That De La reference got hip hop heads feeling proud and nostalgic, just like I’m feeling after publishing my 600th post. Yep, I just wrote my 600th post as the Cut Out Kid, for the Tribune’s ChicagoNow blog site, and there’s no stopping now. These pictures above and below... Read more »

The CD, The Vinyl, Or The Bundle?

The CD, The Vinyl, Or The Bundle?
For the last 6 months, I have been heavy into vinyl. Though I still shop the cut out bins for CD’s, more and more, I find myself perusing the record racks. I’ve written about the resurgence of this fun form of music several times in the past year, citing Polyvinyl as the biggest purveyor. Speaking... Read more »

Why Don't We Listen To Albums All The Way Through Anymore?

Why Don't We Listen To Albums All The Way Through Anymore?
Why don’t people listen to albums anymore? Like, all the way through? Most listeners are about the single, and usually, don’t listen to the rest of the songs. While reading this article in Pitchfork a hundred light bulbs went off in my head. In 2018, we have way more options than we had in 1998.... Read more »
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DEF JEF -Give It Here- "C'Mon Don't Say Nothin'!"

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“You can be the skeezer, I’ll be the skeezie.” -Def Jef Today I remembered a song that brought me back to my high school days. I think you can tell by the video quality how old I am. Regardless of age, it still seems like yesterday that this Def Jef video came across the screen.... Read more »

Another Record Store Closes it Doors

Goodbye Discus, goodbye. I will miss your beautiful bins and the dirt that covered my hands after sifting through the rubble. There were good discs and there were bad discs. There were discs with no cases, and discs with cardboard cases. There were broken cases, and there were brand new cases. There were cases with... Read more »