With most of us desperate for some new entertainment (I’ve resorted to shadow puppet mortal combat), here’s a new feel-good film about the revival of records. If you’re into records, want to bring back some good music memories, or just want to learn what all the vinyl hub bub is about, consider “Vinyl Nation.” Directed by Kevin Smokler & Christopher Boone, “Vinyl Nation is a deep dig into the crates of the vinyl record resurgence to discover what an old technology says about our relationship to music and each other in a divided time in America.”
The Boston Globe called “Vinyl Nation” “Enjoyable…touching”. NPR called it “Lovely”. And the L.A. Times said “Smokler and Boone crisscross America in search of vinyl-guided mystics.” Here are a couple of comments from Vinyl Nation’s Facebook page:
“…I laughed, I cried, got all warm and fuzzy with nostalgia…”
“…it provided an incredibly touching and informative view of the passion record collectors/enthusiasts have for this music medium. I am completely and strongly going to recommend this to family and friends…”
The movie runs about 90 minutes and is not rated, but consider it PG-13 due to occasional adult language.
“Tickets” cost $12 which allows unlimited viewing for three days. Tickets may be purchased until November 30. Watch the movie when and where you want…no gum under the seats, no annoying guy in front of you talking on his cell phone, and no line to the bathroom. Get comfortable in your favorite chair and cook up some hot, buttery popcorn. A portion of your purchase goes to help support Como Audio, so you’ll also be helping to support a small MA business at a time when we really need it. You can purchase a ticket by clicking here.
Thank you in advance for your support, and enjoy the movie!
Como Audio, Inc.
PS: If the movie inspires you to take up record collecting, consider the Como Audio Turntable.
PSS: Record Store Day (#2) is September 26 and features special limited releases by The Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Hootie and the Blowfish, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Britney Spears, Roger Waters, the Yardbirds, Hank Williams, and 75 more!
General Manger Peter Skiera lives in southern MA, worked in radio broadcasting throughout New England, and also worked for Cambridge SoundWorks, B&W Loudspeakers, and Tivoli Audio for 15 years before joining Como Audio in 2016. If you have a comment or would like to suggest a topic for a future Tech Rap, Peter can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org