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I threw it on the turntable and discovered a hidden gem. It’s a cover of the Sonny Henry song, which was made popular by Santana. It was pretty standard until the instrumental break where the percussion and piano lift off with frenetic energy. Read more

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A few years ago, I was one of the Black folks in Utah. I was passing through the town of Moab for a gig. I had arrived early and my favorite way to pass the hours has always been to dive headfirst into nature. Read more

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We were having a pleasant conversation while I checked the condition of the records but as I gathered up a pile, she nonchalantly mentioned that Hillary Clinton had murdered someone in Colorado. Read more

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It’s not all thousand-dollar records and sweet soul music. There’s a word a lot of vinyl record enthusiasts use and that word is “chud.” Read more

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Five in the morning is the time my alarm goes off on Saturday, causing me a fleeting moment of Tourette’s and a more sustained moment of self-loathing. I used to casually go to the swap meet whenever I’d wake up—maybe 7 or 7:30 a.m. Read more

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