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    Back in 2015 Wall Steet Journal correspondent Neil Shah wrote a curious piece called “The Biggest Music Comeback of 2014: Vinyl Records”. Curious because while the headline heralds that “the biggest music comeback of 2014” was the resurgence of vinyl records, the story itself threw a mud caked wet blanket over the entire experience, one created by Mr. Shah’s cynical and highly selective use of the information he obtained by talking to people in the industry.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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  • #2
    I wrote to Mike- let's see what he says. I've talked with Neil Shah in the past, about the very article that Fremer mentioned, circa 2014.
    I think it behooves us to tolerate the uninformed- hell, you guys tolerate me; and to educate and enlighten where possible. We are always bitching about how insular this hobby is--
    to quote the great John Belushi- "did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"


    • mep
      mep commented
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      It all depends on if they realize they are uninformed. If they don't, it's hopeless.
      Last edited by mep; 08-09-2017, 03:58 PM.

    • Rob
      Rob commented
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      the tone in Mikey's piece sounds as if Shah's agenda was to dismiss vinyl's resurgence then build his case around half-truths and outright misconceptions to sway the reader.

    • 1morerecord2clean
      1morerecord2clean commented
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      And if MF had invited him over to his place he would have probably said it's a $million system it should sound good.

  • #3
    There is no law against giving the stupid a megaphone. In fact, the less people have to say the more they say.

    There is a law, or clever saying in there somewhere.
    Life is is just samples thereof

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    • MylesBAstor
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    • Joe Pittman
      Joe Pittman commented
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      Sounds like a good Monty Python skit. The Ministry of Silly audiophiles?