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38 minutes | 7 months ago
Vinyl Snob Episode 16 - Record Store Day Drop Dates and Speaker Shopping
In Episode 16 we hear from Carrie Colliton with Record Store Day about how events of 2020 have changed this popular event and when the much anticipated special releases will be available. And in the quest to complete his ultimate stereo system, Dave returns to North Coast Audio and demos speakers with Chris Larsen. Dave also invites Vinyl Snob studio chief engineer and speaker skeptic, his brother Jerry, on the program to review his purchase. And with businesses slowly reopening, we talk with Barry Lazarus Of Red Devil Records in San Rafael, California, about what that will look like for record stores.This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
51 minutes | 10 months ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 15: Confessions Of A Vinyl Addict Pt. 3
In our third segment of Confessions of a Vinyl Addict, producer Dana Berry speaks with Tom Lynch, longtime record buyer at Amoeba Music in San Francisco. Tom has some great stories about growing up in the music hotbed of Detroit, continuing his vinyl odyssey to the West Coast and landing at the mecca of used records. Continuing our Vinyl News discussion of the tragic Apollo Masters fire, Dave speaks with Gus Elg of Sky Onion Mastering, to get his insight on the loss of one of only two lacquer manufacturers, the other being MDC in Japan. In our store segment, we visit Jonathan Sandler, owner of Village Vinyl & Hifi in Brookline, MA.This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
44 minutes | a year ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 14: HiFi Stereo Store
A good stereo store is hard to find these days, but in Dave Whitaker's interview with Chris Larson at Northcoast Audio in Eureka, CA., you'll see why it's worth it to seek out your nearest brick and mortar store. In Vinyl News we have a double whammy of not-so-great news for the vinyl industry. Dave catches up with Steve Sheldon of the recently closed Rainbo Records pressing plant and gets more information on the impact of the Apollo Masters fire from Ron McMaster, long-time mastering engineer at Capitol Records. And in our indie record store segment, we visit Ian Clark at Record City in Brooklyn, NY.Listen to the other great music podcasts on Pantheon! www.pantheonpodcasts.com
36 minutes | a year ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 13: The Vinyl Dream - Part 2
Producer Dana Berry continues his vinyl odyssey with part 2 of The Vinyl Dream. After approving the Night Herons test pressings, Dana ventures down to Los Angeles to witness the actual pressing of the record at Rainbo Records. Returning with a carload of fresh vinyl, Dana visits buyers at Open Mind Music, Econo Jam Records and Amoeba San Francisco to find out how one goes about selling their records. In Vinyl News, host Dave Whitaker talks about Jerry Goldsmith vinyl releases with Vinyl Snob theme composer and contributor, Cameron Robbins. And in our store segment, we visit Neal Becton at Som Records in Washington, D.C.Listen to the other great music podcasts on Pantheon! www.pantheonpodcasts.com
38 minutes | a year ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 12: The Vinyl Dream - Part 1
Producer Dana Berry has always dreamed of putting out a vinyl LP. Well, the time has come. Join him as his band, Night Herons, goes through the process of making a vinyl record including mixing, mastering, artwork, finding the right pressing plant, lacquer cutting and test pressing. Listen in on the studio sessions and hear interviews with everyone involved. It’s part “how-to” guide but it’s mainly a fun ride through the final stages of making a vinyl record. And in our indie record store segment, Dave Whitaker checks out his new local shop, Peoples Records, in Arcata, CA.Listen to the other great music podcasts on Pantheon! www.pantheonpodcasts.com
32 minutes | a year ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 11: Ashes to Vinyl
In our 11th episode, Dave digs deep into the macabre, interviewing Jason Leach of Andvinyly, a company that will take ashes from your dearly departed and press them into vinyl records. It gives a whole new meaning to “deep cuts”.We also hit three Bay Area stores on Record Store Day 2019, coming back with some great interviews and a few records of course. And in our indie record store segment, we travel to Red Devil Records in San Rafael, CA.This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts
33 minutes | 2 years ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 10: Women in Vinyl
We are happy to celebrate our 10th episode by celebrating women in vinyl and their perspective and experiences. Producer Dana Berry sits down with three San Francisco Bay Area women who not only are avid vinyl collectors but own or have owned record stores - Tracy Parker of VAMP Art and Music, Hannah Lew of Contact Records and Windy Chien of Aquarius Records. Host Dave Whitaker follows up with episode 9 guest Mike LaVella, who shortly after mentioning his Holy Grail record in our interview, was stunned to have said “golden” record gifted to him by an old friend. And in our store interview segment, we travel to Chicago to speak with Ben at Reckless Records.Find out more about the Vinyl Snob at www.vinylsnob.com
23 minutes | 2 years ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 09: Confessions of a Vinyl Addict with Mike LaVella
In episode 9 we continue our Confessions of a Vinyl Addict series. Producer Dana Berry interviews Mike LaVella, a life-long record collector who also worked within the music industry as a writer for Maximum Rock n Roll and Thrasher, published the garage punk/hot rod magazine Gearhead and ran Gearhead Records.Mike now runs a ‘Now Playing’ vinyl spinning night in the Bay Area. Take a journey with Mike as he recounts the plot points of a life consumed and buoyed by vinyl records.We also begin a new segment of the show where we visit independent record stores across the country and conduct short interviews. Dave begins at home with Sacramento’s Delta Breeze.You can support the show by wearing cool rock n roll gear from TeePublic:https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rocknroll Call us at 650-822-ROCK or email at: email@example.comCheck out all our podcasts at www.pantheonpodcasts.com
27 minutes | 2 years ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 08: Turntables
In episode 8 of Vinyl Snob, we speak with Paul Rigby, a journalist and hi-fi audio reviewer from the UK who writes for such magazines as Long Live Vinyl. He also maintains a very impressive and comprehensive website. Dave talked with Paul about how he ended up as a writer specializing in music and hi-fi, entry level turntables, what makes one turntable better than the other, how to upgrade a turntable and what it really means to be an audiophile.Please visit theaudiophileman.com to see the amazing breadth of Paul’s expertise. This episode also includes a track from an album found while on a ‘used bin’ expedition in Copenhagen!You can support the show by wearing cool rock n roll gear from TeePublic:https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rocknroll Call us at 650-822-ROCK or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
23 minutes | 2 years ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 07: Theater of the Buy
In episode 7, 'Theater of the Buy' we speak with two record store buyers and find out what they look for when they price records for trade or cash. In our first segment we speak with Ken Kubala from Amoeba Records. He is a buyer for both their Berkeley and San Francisco stores. His insight into the “theater of the buy” is gleaned from thirty years in the retail record business.In our second segment, we have Henry Wimmer, the owner of Open Mind Music in Oakland, actually price out a stack of records for trade.And as a bonus, we congratulate Ron McMaster on his retirement from Capitol Records and play a cut from his long lost band, Public Nuisance, that has recently been found by Jack White’s Third Man Records.Please rate and review and head over to Patreon to help support our network of rock based podcasts.
20 minutes | 3 years ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 06: Collecting & Pressing (pt. II)
In episode 6 we introduce a new segment called "Confessions of a Vinyl Addict". In it we talk with "advanced" vinyl collectors and find out what drives them and why, how and where they hunt and how they ended up as vinyl addicts. In this first installment, Vinyl Snob producer Dana Berry speaks with Gavin O'Neill, a collector that curates his own specialized selection of albums from a certain era in pristine condition, mostly 1st pressing and country of origin releases. Check out the bonus video tour of Gavin's record room on the Vinyl Snob website.In our second segment, we finish our interview with Steve Sheldon at Rainbo Records. In episode 5 we took a tour of the pressing plant and now in episode 6 Steve tells us the fascinating history of Rainbo, which in many ways reflects the story of the vinyl record itself.Please visit www.vinylsnob.com for everything you need to know about the Snobcast including episode pictures and video, history, contact information and the Vinyl Snob store! Thanks for listening!
20 minutes | 3 years ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 05: Cutting & Pressing
In episode 5 we finish our conversation with Ron McMaster at Capitol Records. We dig into what mastering really is and Ron talks us through the “you got one shot at it” process of cutting a lacquer. The next step is pressing a record and Vinyl Snob wastes no time in driving from Hollywood to the Valley to speak with Steve Sheldon, the General Manager of Rainbo Records. Steve takes us on a tour of the manufacturing plant, starting where Ron left off and literally walking us through the many steps of pressing a record. Join us in discovering what exactly went into making that shiny round platter you put on the turntable. And as usual, there is plenty of rock n roll music to accompany us on our journey.Please subscribe, rate and review and head over to Patreon to help support our network of rock based podcasts.
16 minutes | 3 years ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 04: Maintenance & Gear
In Episode 4, we talk vinyl maintenance and gear. Dave speaks with Bes Nievera Jr, the brand ambassador for Music Direct in Chicago, about how to care for your records and stylus. Then we travel to Boston to speak with Peter Maltzan and Bob Hertig of U-Turn Audio. A modern start-up with an old school mission. U-Turn manufactures high quality turntables for a reasonable price Episode credits:David Whitaker - Host & ProducerDana Berry - Executive ProducerCameron Robbins - Theme MusicRecorded at Post Audio Sacramento, CAPlease subscribe, rate and review and head over to Patreon to help support our network of rock based podcasts.Call us at 650-822-ROCK or email at: email@example.com
13 minutes | 3 years ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 03: Indie Record Stores & Swaps
In our third episode, we journey to three Bay Area used record stores. Vinyl Snob producer Dana Berry chats with Steve Maag of Collins Music in Suisun City, Dave Kloski of Dave's Record Store in Berkeley and Tom O'Shaughnessy of Econo Jam Records in Oakland. Host Dave Whitaker then takes a trip out of his record store comfort zone and visits Not Another Record Swap, a buy, sell and trade gathering held at the Lost and Found Beer Garden in Oakland. Dave speaks with organizer Tracy Parker and vendors Dave Pehling and Jim Granato.Episode credits:David Whitaker - Host & ProducerDana Berry - Executive ProducerCameron Robbins - Theme MusicRecorded at Post Audio Sacramento, CAPlease subscribe, rate and review and head over to Patreon to help support our network of rock based podcasts.
17 minutes | 3 years ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 02: Record Store Day
In this episode we head to Berkeley California on Record Store Day and visit two of the biggest record stores in the Bay Area, Rasputin’s and Amoeba. At Rasputin’s we speak with long time manager Tom Chandler and customers about visiting the local record store instead of buying online. At Amoeba we sit down with manager Dina Ruedel and co-founder Dave Prinz about the culture of the local record store and why they have become popular again.Episode credits:David Whitaker - Host & ProducerDana Berry - Executive ProducerCameron Robbins - Theme MusicRecorded at Post Audio Sacramento, CAPlease subscribe, rate and review and head over to Patreon to help support our network of rock based podcasts.
18 minutes | 3 years ago
Vinyl Snob EP. 01: Mastering
Welcome David Whitaker and Vinyl Snob to the RNRAP family of podcasts!In our first episode we are joined by Vinyl Mastering Engineer Ron McMaster at Capitol Records in Hollywood. We talk with Ron about the days before digital and he takes us through the resurgence of vinyl in recent years.Episode credits:David Whitaker - Host & ProducerDana Berry - Executive ProducerCameron Robbins - Theme MusicRecorded at Post Audio Sacramento, CAPlease subscribe, rate and review and head over to Patreon to help support our network of rock based podcasts.
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