Brick and Mortar Music Community (the future of music stores?)

It may sound strange in this age of digital music downloads, but I was extremely excited to get my new CD on the shelves at a couple of local Twin Cities music stores recently.┬áNot because I’m going to make money or get much exposure from the half dozen or so copies that I dropped off […]

Album Art Still Matters

I’ll admit that I’m a bit nostalgic for the physical experience of buying new music. I miss ripping the shrink wrap off of a vinyl record, the smell of the paper insert of a store-bought cassette tape when first unfolded, and flipping through the thick glossy booklet that (barely) fit under the little plastic tabs on the inside of […]