Welcome to day one of RECORD REVIEW FACE! We’re off to a fun start, but please do submit photos of your own. I’d like the site to serve as a place where people can share favorite records, and your own facial expressions can show the effect this music has on your lives. It can also be a place where we celebrate the idea of an album itself, a physical package that delivers art, lyrics, and liner notes in addition to music.
So far all of the posts feature vinyl, but whatever physical format you’d like to highlight is fine: CDs, cassettes, 8-tracks, Edison cylinders: as long as the music moves you, share the love!
By way of introduction, my name is Scott. I’ve been writing record reviews myself for a while, some of which appear on my blog, Words on Sounds, and some have recently been done for tumblr’s own Killed In Cars, a favorite blog of mine for a long time. I’m a musician myself, and I’m passionate about all kinds of music. I’m part of a weekly radio show, too, called “Other Music” on KZUM in Lincoln, NE, which plays music “from the beautiful to the bizarre” every Sunday from 10-midnight CST. If you’re ever interested, you can tune in anywhere via streaming audio on the station’s web site.
Yesterday, the thought occurred to me that a humble photo of someone with a well-loved record can say as much about musical admiration as a long, wordy article. So I’m giving this a try. Let’s show each other the music that moves us. Submit your photos, and include the album artist/title as your caption. And tell your friends about the site. I’m looking forward to exploring some new-to-me albums submitted by everyone!