This year I bought my first turntable in years, so every few weeks I was able to have the record store experience: walking in, taking off my earplugs, examining all the vinyls I wished I had, examining some records I have never heard of and finally finding one I must own.
I am a bit late to the vinyl nostalgia club, but 2013 was a great year to join. So many albums that came out this year didn’t have one distinctive hit. I found myself often going back to the same Spottily playlists, listing to the same albums from beginning to end and learning to appreciate them more with each listen. Even my mixtapes this year, often featured the same artists/albums. It was a good year for music.
On a personal level, it’s been a really great year. “Solid” is probably the best word to describe it. 2013 didn’t have the crazy turns of past years, but it did include professional growth, new experiences, old friends, fun shows and awesome cocktails. Solid.
So here it is – My 2013: http://iddopop.com/mixtapes/My2013/
Have a great 2014!