To me, the worst part of online shopping replacing stores and streaming replacing vinyl is the disappearance of record stores. They’ve always been my favorite place to hang out. When I was a kid, Igor Records on Cedar Lane in Teaneck, N.J., was my all-time favorite. I started shopping there when I was in the […]
What a happy coincidence that I started writing The Rise, Fall, and Return of Sarah Mandelbaum, which is set in the 90s, before this fantastic trend of reliving and re-loving that decade.
The ‘90s, to me, was a fantastic time for music with everything from sugar pop, SKA, and grunge to soul, hip hop, and rock. But it was also a time when those perplexing CDs replaced my beloved LPs.