Welcome - Introduce Yourself Here


Well-Known Member
May 16, 2019
West Midlands United Kingdom
Hello all! New to the site and clearly an amateur next to some of the amazing setups and collections I'm seeing so far. Was pointed here by @Sonicpharmacist so if you need someone to blame I'd look that direction. ;)

A few nuggets about me:
  • My first vinyl was the Star Wars original soundtrack when I was 8, followed 45's of "Elvira" by the Oak Ridge Boys and "Music Box Dancer" by Frank Mills when I was 11 years old. I assume they are still floating around somewhere at my parents house in Spokane.
  • With a few exceptions those were also my last vinyls until I was in my 40's, preferring to invest heavily in cassettes (no skipping!) then CD's (no hiss!) then MP3's (no cost!)
  • Started buying vinyls again a few years back because I missed the experience of going through records stores and flipping through the used section looking for buried treasures. Also, I got it in my head that I wanted to "recreate the record collection I wished I'd had in my youth."
  • Now I'm walking the precarious line of spending all of my time reading about and shopping for new records while trying very hard to be disciplined and keep my collection within the 8-cube Kallax (up from 4 cubes a year ago) as a subjective and ultimately fruitless constraint so as not to cripple my wallet, square footage and marriage.
Pleasure to meet y'all!
Welcome ..I reckon you’ll be up to 16 cubes soon enough


New Member
Jul 15, 2021
La Réunion, Texas
Hey everybody! Old member checking back in after a couple years... Couldn't log in to my old user account so I just started a new one (I wasn't super active on the old one so no harm no foul).

I see a few familiar names from the old VMP forum days are still active so I look forward to reconnecting with old friends and making some new ones, that is, unless that pesky social anxiety kicks back in and I scurry back into the protective cacoon of solitude.