Posted in NYC | music on October 22, 2012

WFMU Record Fair
Record nerds should make sure to head down to the annual WFMU Record Fair to check out 10,000 square feet of LPs, 45s, CDs, DVDs, art, and the proverbial much, much more. The fair goes down at Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavilion ( 125 West 18th St.) on November 2 - 4. $7 entrance fee,  or you can fork over $25 for first dibs rights on Friday (4 - 7 PM).

In addition to getting your fingers dirty flipping through vinyl, there are DJs spinning tunes (like Jonathan Toubin on Friday night 11/2) and live performances and films being screened in the AV Lounge, including Amen Dunes on Sunday afternoon (11/4, 4 PM). For a full rundown on the events of the Record Fare weekend, click here.

In other news, we can all look forward to the previously discussed WFMU documentary, which exceeded its funding goal via Kickstarter.

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Comments (56)

New Rule #1:

Quit telling me how "warm" vinyl sounds, you stupid hipster dipshit.

I LIVED THROUGH THE 70'S.

I know how vinyl sounds; SCRATCHY.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 5:04 PM

I don't live by your set of rule old man

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 5:08 PM

WHAT TIME DO THE EVERYMEN GO ON?

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 5:13 PM

@5:08

.....or grammatical ones either, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 5:14 PM

think they will have any 78s? i only collect 78s

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 5:16 PM

@5:04

Your mom sounds scratchy too but you don't hear me complaining.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 5:48 PM

^ Joke skool, Buckeye.

Joke skool.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 6:02 PM

@5:14

I only see one rule posted

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 6:53 PM

^ .

Don't feel too bad though. Grasping abstract ideas obviously just isn't your strong suit.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 7:16 PM

Go ahead and play your little MP3's through your laptop speakers with your small dick while I'm booming vinyl through cabinets with a 7.5

BO!

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 8:52 PM

Vinyl nerds are pretty brutal.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 9:03 PM

Records sound so much better then digital shit.

Ask jonathan toubin, ask Georgio moroder, ask Brian eno, ask iggy pop, ask kool herc... Anybody real, anybody with a brain, anybody who isnt some dimwit who spends their life on Facebook will tell you that VINYL is the only way to listen to music period... Any argument against this fact is ignorant or trolling. You make the call.

I'll see you at WFMU with a stack of Motown 45's and italo disco records I my hand and your girlfriends number in my phone.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 4:43 AM

^ I'm betting you'll be easy to spot old man. You'll be the boorish clod talking too loud, instructing a bunch or would've-been-interested young ladies about how their understanding of true high fidelity is so wrong.

Here's to you old man. Somebody needs to school these youngsters, and I think it should be you.

And I'll be the guy following you like a lamprey, bringing the ladies to paradise land.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 7:45 AM

Well, obviously the problem! You expect a 10 band equalizer to impart state-of-the-art sound? Dream a little dream, it's never gonna happen!

Posted by Doc Brown | October 23, 2012 8:21 AM

7:45 = always taking photos on an angle so he looks "hot" for his constant Facebook profile updates.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 9:10 AM

^ wrong again Skippy. Back 2 joke skool 4 u! smh @ u!

Posted by really? REALLY? | October 23, 2012 9:14 AM

Most people who lived through the vinyl years are perfectly content not listening to music that way. They know the negatives and the downside to that format. The bulk of the vinyl enthusiasts are people too young to remember that and are enjoying it because it's retro. Similarly, VHS has made a comeback and it's 20 year old kids who are the biggest collectors. In 20 years people will be collecting CD's and DVD's and singing their praises. It has to do more with embracing the past and being a part of a small niche of people who appreciate something that's not part of mass culture than it does with the the way the music sounds. You vinyl lovers might not wanna admit it but it's true.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 9:16 AM

I lived through the vinyl era, which lasted until about the time I finished college. Vinyl sounds great as long as you have the right equipment ($$$). It was always a bit of a PITA, with ensuring the records are clean, the stylus is not too worn, the humidity in the room is adequate, the system is properly grounded, and of course that the record is not too scratched, warped, etc. This modern fascination with vinyl is less indicative of audio quality and more of too much discretionary money and idle time.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 9:32 AM

lol white people

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 10:08 AM

^ There it is.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 10:09 AM

Say what you will about vinyl, but it works beautifully when re-purposed as serving platters. I use records at all of my dinner parties. I simply whip up a fresh batch of hummus, slap it on a 45 and give it to my guests. Suddenly my parties are all the rage in North Williamsburg.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 10:27 AM

Records are great if you're an anti-social weenie, but to normal people, music is better as a soundtrack to life than as life itself.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 10:34 AM

^ And the hummus slips right through the spindle hole and onto the party guests' laps. With such insight and planning I bet your parties are all the rave.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 10:34 AM

Vinyl is for try hards. Throw some shit on an iphone and keep it moving.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 10:36 AM

^ throw your iPhone in the east river and keep it moving.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 10:52 AM

Fact. Good DJ's spin vinyl, Shitty DJ's press space bars.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 10:56 AM

Fact: Good DJ's make lousy hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 11:03 AM

Fact: Good DJs mix quality songs in an inventive fashion, regardless of media type

10:56 U R trying too hard

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 11:06 AM

Folks ripping on vinyl have no taste, no ears, and clearly are not hip.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 11:07 AM

Fact: no one gives a shit about DJs

Fact: if you consider yourself a DJ there is a 99% chance you need to get a job.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 11:09 AM

Vinyl dorks = ComicCon dorks

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 11:14 AM

It's a crying shame that a large chunk of the demographic I am part of listen to mp3's through their laptop speakers.

I mean it's just plain shitty, and there is no bass.

You have no idea how good iggy and the stooges sounds on my technics 1200 blasting through a 90lb creepin vega PA.

Y'all retards need to get real and switch to the vinyl format!

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 11:20 AM

And while we are on the topic, reading books on a kindle is also lame.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 11:24 AM

Get off my lawn!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 11:27 AM

Vinyl dorks, normal people don't care about your fetish.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 11:31 AM

Get off my iPhone!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 11:31 AM

It's funny how everything is hated upon here.

I mean hating vinyl records is an entirely new one!

Geez, records are the best format. They are indestructible, they sound great, look good, and support the artists that make them as opposed to the illegal downloading or 8 cents profit they get from digital files.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 11:39 AM

TABLE E-10: Estate fresh albums, 12"s, 45s in all genres, CDs, DVDs, music memorabilia, books, magazines, and even Chu-Bops…all priced to sell, sell, sell!

Posted by RZ | October 23, 2012 11:43 AM

11:39...how are they indestructible? You ever frisbee a record against a wall?

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 11:46 AM

^right. Ever see a record scratch? Lol at indestructible.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 11:57 AM

LOL @11:39
"I do not think it means what you think it means."

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 12:18 PM

Fact: I love records

Fact: They are destructable

Fact: I love my Technics 1200's but they are primarily for DJ'ing and not so much for pristine sound (although they do sound much better than your Numark USB turntable)

Fact: I listen to mp3's a majority of the time because I am at home maybe 3% of my life

Myth: Commenters on BV know what they're talking about

Posted by Doc Brown | October 23, 2012 12:54 PM

I have records that are over 70 years old and they still sound great.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 3:48 PM

^ No, they don't.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 5:59 PM

^ your girlfriend sounded good last night.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 6:40 PM

I am really enjoying the total misinformation, lack of knowledge and pure clueless stupidity here from the vinyl hating children.

Please don't stop. It is bringing me a tremendous amount of laughter.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 6:45 PM

6:45 = Harley Flannigan

(and we all know what happened to him)

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 9:40 PM

Yo my apartment is half full with records. Seminal shit that even Profesor ?uesto is down with. I'm a frickin AUTHORITY. Respect me!!!!!!!

Posted by NYC Vinyl Nerd | October 23, 2012 10:01 PM

^ Cool story, bro!

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 10:16 PM

RESPECT MY AUTHORITY!!!!!!!!

Posted by NYC Vinyl Nerd | October 23, 2012 10:29 PM

^ You'll get your chance in a moment. I'm still speaking. And the answer is I don't believe people think that's the case. That wasn't the question. That was a statement.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 5:53 AM

Attention Fellow Record Shoppers!

Often times, the vendors will have milk crates of records on the floor below the table, and when I'm bent over digging through them, my face is often times inches away from the butt of another record shopper. All I ask is please refrain from farting. Thank you.

Posted by A man with a nice sweater | October 24, 2012 2:30 PM

Me to! I post to let people know how cool is this page. I don't know is about the money but is cool! I just wait until the next time!

Posted by Romantic images | November 13, 2012 12:02 PM

Your ideas was totally easy to get. Happy to find that there’s an person online that gets it precise what its is talking about.

Posted by Frequency | November 21, 2012 4:29 AM

I love fair's like this.

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