Getting Skanky Panky with Koala

Great DJ, someone that I have been rocking for years, it’s Kid Koala – giving you magic with 2 or 3 turntables:


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Outstanding

I feel alive

 

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It’s Gonna Be Alright

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Miss you Roger,

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The Next Era of Music

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Hello old friend:  The new Technics 1200SL turntable.


 

On the playback side, not the creation side….

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Shop Local Record Stores

Nice little roundup of the remaining Cleveland-area record stores, fighting for survival in this digital streaming world. I know where I’m spending my christmas cash!

17 Great Independent Record Stores in Cleveland, Akron, and Beyond…


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Vinyl Sales Continue To Grow

More vinyl albums were sold last year than any year since 1991. This is because of quality not irony.

The mainstream music world has moved to streaming, locking in low-quality expectations. Streamers don’t even talk about sound quality anymore because … Read the rest

Remember WFNK Funk Supersite!

There have been several branding attempts on WFNK.com over the years, including the funk e-griot, the funk supersite, no fake afros, and the not-so-modest center of the online funk universe, whatever that means.

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Welcome to 1979

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PonoPlayer Review Is Posted

I have a few revisions to make but I thought I’d get this thing posted so I can start sharing out the link next week. Enjoy my long-form run through what a PonoPlayer is, and why you might want one:… Read the rest

My HD Digital Audio Life Begins Soon

My new sexy little digital audio player (aka DAP) is arriving at the end of this month. I was an early supporter of PonoMusic and their PonoPlayer on kickstarter, so not only will I have one of the first … Read the rest

Music Hoarding Future

OK I’m doing some serious internet-style scientific research (aka asking friends) on the future of buying music, discussed in this post. Here’s a few ideas so far on the future of music product packaging:

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Buying Musical Product – What Do You Want?

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So the CD is dead, the mp3 is going nowhere fast, everyone seems to stream or listen to their mp3 libraries, the HD Digital files are just starting to gain traction, and analog records keeps chugging along towards their 100th … Read the rest

The First LP… ever

The year was 1948. The funk was about to go mobile.

Colombia debuted the 33 1/3 RPM long playing vinyl disc.

Some serious fiddle by this guy playing this. The breakdown run at 0:34 is amazing.

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Won’t Somebody Please Give Me Peace of Mind – Al Kooper & Shuggie Otis

Great rare cut by Al Kooper and a teenage Shuggie Otis from 1969:

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I’m A Player, You’re A Player

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All I Want To Do Is Run My Own Universe with Blackalicious

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Crate Digging – The Dells Cover Ain’t No Sunshine

I’ve been buying more vinyl lately and also reorganizing my own collection, so I’ve decided in 2013 to use WFNK.com for some crate digging finds.

I picked this up the other night, what a killer cover:

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13,000 Records Lovingly Washed and Saved


Sound of the City: Last Night 13,000 Norton Records Were Lovingly Washed and Saved By Adoring Fans of the Label

Here’s a great story about a small record label in Brooklyn that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. They decided to … Read the rest