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Digital wolves in warm, fuzzy sheep’s clothing

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I know a lot of the Darkjive faithful are also among the analog faithful (some, if only in spirit).  The clicks and pops old records afford make our hearts skip a beat (even recreated on digitized copies).  Well, get ready for a digital wolf in warm, somewhat fuzzy sheep’s clothing: 45iPodcases.com.  Their tagline even heralds “Digital meets analog” (very, very literally).

Very clever, I say.  Using old vinyl, labels and all (and old cassette tapes for iPod nanos) their collision of chips and skips is definitely a statement maker.  As a 45 collector, I hope they use records that are unplayable (no reason for the babies to suffer). 

And speaking of a new birth of wax, both iTunes and Amazon are  selling digital 45s!

Apple’s iTunes Music Store is taking digital music back into the groove, offering two-song packages known as “Digital 45s“: which feature an A-side and a B-side. For $1.50-$2.00, you can purchase a single along with a lesser-known track you might not already have (that can be difficult to find elsewhere on iTunes).  Great ideas never really die.  They just get remixed.

Jive on…

 

 
 
 

 

 


Studies on Soul from Johnny Spencer

Johnny Spencer is a British visual artist who has turned the sleeves of his 45rpm records (most of them American Soul from the 1960s) into hand-drawn studies (in ink, watercolor, pencil, and collage, et al).  Amazing stuff.  I wonder if he works on commission…

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a few more STUDIES ON SOUL after the jump