Tell us a little bit about yourself! Hello, my name is Scott and I'm 35 years young. I have been collecting vinyl records since I was 11 years old. Music has always been a driving force of inspiration in my life and continues to be an outlet / vice for me to escape into my own personal Narnia. Since the age of 16 I have been a Servant Leader working within the retail industry and currently serve as a Store Manager with A Big Box Retailer. I have been married to my beautiful bride for 15 years and we have two beautiful children. When I'm not working I enjoy spending my extra time with my family, making memories with my kids, working in the yard or around the house, watching movies and our favorite tv series and as a family, we listen and enjoy the sounds of various artists wax spinning on the turntable. My hobby has become a family tradition that we all enjoy.
Favorite album: My favorite album? This is a hard question to answer because as time passes there become more and more albums I grow to love or fall back in love with. I guess my all time favorite album that never grows old would be Aenima by TOOL released in 1996. My wife purchased this vinyl for me back in 2000 when we first started dating for $50 and today this original pressing sells for $500 to $1000. Funny enough, my wife hated this band back then and even more now but she loved me and knew how much I loved this band and album so she made the sacrifice.
First album: My first official album was given to me by my father which was Barrel Full Of Monkeys by The Monkeys pressed in 1971. This is what started it all. Later I made my first LP purchase and that was Sin by Poor Old Lu featuring my childhood icon Aaron Sprinkle which back in 2009 I was able to meet him in person and have him autograph the album. Both will forever remain in my collection.
What albums in your collection would be perfect for a romantic date night at home? There are without a doubt some sexy music in the mix.
- Frank Sinatra - Songs For Young Lovers
- Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up
- Nat King Cole - Dear Lonely Hearts
- Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
- Michael Buble - Call Me Irresponsible
Best breakup album? So there are a lot of ways people can read and reply to this question. For me, I say The Civil Wars ~ ST ~ 2013 release without a doubt is as epic as it comes. John Paul White and Joy Williams separate ways just before the album releases, the album is flawless and fans were left with nothing but generic answers and no resolve. That's EPIC! A band makes their best piece of work, breaks up before it's even released and BOOM, go out with a bang.
Favorite Enjoy The Ride or Enjoy The Toons release: Sadly my favorite pressing by ETR I don't own but it's The Juliana Theory - Music From Another Room. Now, my favorite ETR pressing I do own is hands down HRVRD ( Harvard ) The Inevitable And I.
Favorite album artwork: Circa Survive has always had the best album artwork. Juturna, On Letting Go etc. The original artwork by artist: Esao Andrews. You can follow and see his work on many media platforms and I just love the dark, mystic, morbid creativity this man uses.
Which album do you wish you had on vinyl? Every collector has their HTF / Rare / OOP list. I would say my top include:
- Box Car Racer - ST
- Starflyer 59 - GOLD
- Circa Survive - Blue Sky Noise
- Juliana Theory - Music From Another Room
There are many others but these are my top 4 simply because they would complete that portion of the artists discography for my collection.
If you had to choose three albums to listen to for the rest of your life [nothing else], what would you pick? I had to give this a lot of thought. Looking at my music collection of 500+ albums from 1930 to present, these would be my eternal 3.
- City And Colour - Sometimes
- Foo Fighters - The Colour And The Shape
- Journey - Greatest Hits ( hey, if it's only 3 then ya gotta simplify )
Are there any albums that are not currently pressed on vinyl that you would like to see pressed in the near future? Absolutely! As the vinyl industry continues to grow, as does the desire for many people's favorites.
- Morellas Forest - Super Deluxe
- Dishwalla - The Entire Discography
- Flyleaf - ST, Memento Mori and New Horizons
- Ace Enders / I Can Make A Mess - The World We Know
- Stabbing Westward - ST
- Mayday Parade - Anywhere But Here
- Saosin - In Search Of Solid Ground
- We Came As Romans - Tracing Back Roots
- Cold - Year Of The Spider
- Lifehouse - Entire Discography
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