Thursday, May 21, 2009

::The Ballad Of Record-Rama::

The Archive from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.

I used to cop records via mail order from this dude all the time back in the mid 1990s. If this Record-Rama didn't have it, you'd stand a better chance of seeing pigs fly before you found it. His collection is pretty impressive. Sadly, his sentiments about greater society's indifference to archival media are true and real. Hell, Mondo Kim's couldn't even unload their rare and classic rental collection on a U.S.-based organization when they recently closed their St. Mark's NYC location. Music has largely been devalued in American culture. This process has actually been enabled by the technological advancements of this decade, to the chagrin of many champions of the MP3. And though film can be a more expressive medium, it seems as if it is doomed to a similar trajectory. If I only had 3 mil.

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