I'm happy to be part of this conversation on exploring the art and allure of vinyl records with Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer, and Dead Kennedys/Alternative Tentacles artist Winston Smith. Decades after records were declared dead media by the mainstream, the vinyl revival has broken through to popular consciousness. But for many musicians, visual artists, designers, and fans, vinyl's visceral power has never disappeared. In an energetic roundtable discussion on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Oakland Museum of California, presented in collaboration with Boing Boing and Noise Pop, Boing Boing editor David Pescovitz and a panel of legends from the worlds of art, design, and music will discuss why we still yearn to put the needle on the record.
This program is part of the ongoing exhibition Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records, about the social and cultural phenomenon of listening to, collecting, and sharing records.
If you miss the event, it will be on the Boing Boing and Noise Pop sites later as well as on the Boing Boing Video channel on Virgin America planes.