The resurgence of vinyl: how a vintage medium made its way back into popular culture

For 26-year-old Joshua Davis, there’s nothing better than spending the day browsing through stacks of vinyl records. About once a month, he makes his way to garage sales in Ottawa, tracking down new and exciting albums to add to his collection of over 50 records. Last year, he checked another title off his list when he found the late David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust at the Great Glebe Garage Sale for five dollars. “Ever since Bowie died, I just wanted a vinyl copy of [that record],” he said. “I always have a short list in the back of my head of things that I really want.” However, the hunt is only half of the fun for Davis. The real enjoyment comes […]

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Feeling the effects of a Grammy

Since winning the Grammy award for best children’s album Jan. 26, Jennifer Gasoi’s career has been looking brighter than ever. The week following her win saw the Montreal-based musician receiving a flurry of career offers—and little sleep. “I’ve gotten more press in three days than I think I’ve had in my whole career,” Gasoi said over the phone from her Montreal home. “I’m working on getting a PR person ASAP because I can’t handle everything.” The Vancouver native won the music world’s top honour for her 2012 album, Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well. The record was released through her independent label, Sparkling Productions. She’s notable for her folk style that’s influenced by jazz and world music. Gasoi’s music […]

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