WHERE’S THE SCARF, MAGGIE?

Deep-diving into the Vault tracks on Red (Taylor’s Version)

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO COLLECTING RECORDS

I began collecting records four years ago. Knowing little to nothing about vinyl, it started off rough. This is the case for most beginners, who tend to gravitate towards the aesthetically-pleasing Crosley briefcase players that sound like nails on a chalkboard. 

AN UP-CLOSE INTERVIEW WITH THE VINYL KING OF KINGSTON

If you haven’t already been to Brian’s Record Option, make sure to stop by at 381 Princess Street. He is open from Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. I may just see you there!

THE EVOLUTION OF SOUNDCLOUD IN THE 2010S

Nowadays the idea of a SoundCloud rapper with colourful hair, melodic flows, bright beats and crazy antics has been enshrined in the minds of hip-hop […]

HOW IS YOUR MUSIC TODAY?

I don’t talk to myself much, but sometimes I know exactly what I want to hear. When I feel like all I need to do […]

Drawing of a shattered record

Creative Autonomy

Even as someone who doesn’t regularly listen to Taylor Swift, the modern phenomenon of ‘(Taylor’s Version)’ is pretty hard to miss.  Recently, I have started […]

MUSICAL TIME CAPSULES

If you remember the big jump you went off, you also remember the music soaring to match the apex of your flight. However, this doesn’t exist as just a memory. I can play the game whenever I want to relive these experiences and hear the music again in the same context as I did before. I think that this is an incredibly powerful feeling… we invest our time and emotions into games and it’s no wonder that we feel nostalgic about them. Music immerses us further into the isolated universes and experiences of a story by putting it in our own hands, eyes, and ears.

WHY ISN’T MY LIFE LIKE A MOVIE?

The perpetual question I ask myself while walking  down the street blasting the Midnight in Paris soundtrack is, why doesn’t my life feel like a […]

THE HUMANITY IN MUSIC

Music is an intensely emotional art. I’ve gotta say that I’ve cried a lot more listening to music than I have looking at paintings. A […]