I am often asked by people the following question, “Do you really think vinyl is better than digital?” There are so many ways to take this question. Should I answer by talking about digital compression formats vs. analog tape? But what if they bring up digital recordings pressed to vinyl… I don’t want to get in to that. Should I talk about the joy of finding a record while flipping through a crate that I have been wanting for the last year? Nah… because that is a subjective feeling, an emotion I feel, how could they possibly feel what I feel.
Should I ask them if they would rather fight Wolverine or Jean Grey as the Dark Phoenix? Nah… that would be an unfair question. The answer would be neither. I’d rather fight Batman because he’s no super hero anyway. I digress.
I think vinyl is better for me. I have records strewn about all over my home studio. It’s a medium to be used, abused, loved, listened to, and put away nicely when you’re done. I can’t do that with digital. Plus, vinyl gives me the excuse to hang with you crazy folks every single Monday. This is the all-vinyl since 2009, Black Circle Radio.