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So the guy has to move..I expected a good story about moving too many LPs and maybe the angst of tearfully disposing of records..
The anguish of 'Which Copy' to keep.
What DO I get??
Two full pages of advertising for two guys who make shelving in New York.
What a steaming pile.. total letdown.
The closest he got to ANYTHING was mentioning the bedroom packed with LPs in boxes..
No sorting, the anguish of deciding, the making of decisions. Nothing.
Just f*kin drivel.
And the fact he probably got a boatload of free shelving for the article..
too bad, the Kallax works for hundreds (thousands?) of other collectors.
Cheap, versatile, easy to assemble, easy to reinforce for long term durability.
I laughed when I read the prices of the 2 solutions he highlighted.
when i read something that begins to sound like an advertisement, i begin skimming to see if there is any real value to the read. if not, i skip to another more useful article.
Elias Didaskalou and his firm Urbangreen. Described as a "full service furniture and design company capable of doing custom woodwork for private homes and businesses: cabinets, furniture, built-ins, stairways, and entire room interiors.....blah blah"
Maybe they (Urbangreen) do merit a feature story on their firm in one of a few high-end audiophile magazines. How many custom cabinet companies do you know that produce as one of their product lines an assortment of Lp shelves and stackable cubes? Can you count them on all ten fingers, or will it be just the fingers of one hand? Your local newspaper will likely feature similar stories on local businesses within their folds of other stories.
If the audio rags we read did more feature stories like this on small business's that serve and support this hobby of ours, what would that hurt? I see no foul here. No offense.
Custom shelves for holding your Lp collection. The story is a public service.
... go to pinterest.com and do a search for "vinyl lp storage" and you will get hundreds of results, many, many of which are small vendors/mfgrs along with some "real" manufacturers (e..g, Can-Am, who makes archival metal storage systems). A lot of them are very similar (wood boxes are pretty standard after all), and many just look stupid, but there are also quite a few distinctive systems out there, as well.
If there Ain't No Audience.. there Ain't No Show.
Erm... Stop reading that Fishwrap masquerading as a magazine .
I did... Decades ago.
I keep doing that, too. I don't know why, but I keep on subscribing year after year. The magazines are laying around the house and I rarely ever read them. But, for some odd reason, I keep on subscribing because they keep sending me letters with cheaper and cheaper prices until I succumb to temptation.
Oh, well. Such is life!
That's what Sam Tellig used to do. You'd have to sift through 10 paragraphs of crazy nonsensical stories to get the 5 sentences he wrote about the product he was reviewing. He's probably in a nursing home by now.
Intellectual over-recognized, snobbish mag pretending that you have to pay 100 times as much to hear what you can get and enjoy for just a few grand.
"If people don't want to come, nothing will stop them" - Sol Hurok
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