Hello again. I have now completed the 78s section of my new collection database. Satisfy your curiosity and head on over for a look-see!
For many years I have envisioned a place on Deep Groove Mono where visitors can quickly browse all the records in my collection (or at least my most prized records). I wanted to give visitors the ability to see high-quality photos of the records, listen to needledrops, and even see my song-by-song ratings … More→
One of my favorite Japan finds. Van Gelder stamp, great condition, great price: trifecta!
This was the kind of record I hoping to find on my record store road trip this summer, though it came a little late and by …
In the 1990s, the triumph of the compact disc signaled the end of the LP era and the beginning of a new era in record collecting. Giddy for the quality, convenience, and portability of compact discs, music lovers moved away from analog mediums by the troves. While record stores saw an influx of … More→
About a week ago I was watching audiophile and jazz critic Ken Micallef’s YouTube video on the new Tone Poet reissue of John Coltrane’s classic album Blue Train, and suddenly my name came up. As if that weren’t flattering enough, I got a message from Ken a couple days later with a request … More→
After over two years of waiting, I finally had the chance to visit Japan. I met my Japanese fiancé, Ako, through Instagram in November 2019. She visited the U.S. for extended stays twice in 2021 but I wasn’t allowed to enter Japan — not even…
One of the more exciting finds from my Midwest road trip this summer…hard to beat a clean, fairly-priced vintage pressing…
Back for the first time in a while with an original mono pressing! There’s a pretty fun story behind my acquisition of this record, check out the video below to hear all about it.
This is the new format! All spoken, nothing written, I hope this works for my DGM readers! More→