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  • THIS IS A CALLING — My vinyl collection includes all genres, from Frank Sinatra to Sleigh Bells, Lana Del Rey to Notorious B.I.G. and Led Zeppelin to Touché Amoré soundtrack. Photo by Alicia Greco.
Alicia Explores the Southtowns: Celebrate music love during National Record Store Day
Date: 2014-04-08
HAMBURG — When I was a child, my grandparents taught me how to use a record player, and I danced to Sesame Street® records in their living room. The memory of holding the record and examining its packaging is faint, but not forgotten.As I grew older, my fascination with the turntable remained, and my obsession for music only increased. I moved to Buffalo to attend school and became enveloped in the underground music scene. I grew enraptured by the disc jockey and the culture of the realm. With technological advancements, a DJ has many platforms on which to perform. I learned how to connect a laptop to turntables through a Serato© interface box. Wave forms rolling along the laptop screen hypnotized me. I have spent nights watching friends flip through books that contained sleeves lined with CDs to play, through a Pioneer© CDJ-2000.But there is truly nothing like a vinyl night. A crate, which used to be a literal box, is now a term used to signify the computer file filled with an evening’s...
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