Vinyl. You can't burn it, rip it, or upload it to your mp3 player, but we'll be damned if there isn't something special about it, a rare warmth, an analog soulfulness that's not unlike another endangered substance we also like to revere, celluloid.
We hope you'll take a moment with us to celebrate the good old fashioned record. We want to hear about your favorite albums (vinyl only, please). Wandering around the office, we coaxed this memory from Film Comment staffer Chris Chang:
"My choice for favorite album cover is shameless. The year was 1986. The band was Scornflakes. The lead 'singer' was yours truly. That's me in the center."
Scornflakes? We want to know, can you top that? Post your vinyl stories, rhapsodize to the record, or link to your favorite album covers below. One comment, one entry.
10 lucky winners (chosen at random) will enjoy the chance to feast on a musical extravaganza gratis this weekend. Winner's choice of a pair of tickets to any ONE of the following events:
From our Serge Bozon Series:
The director himself will be here in person to DJ sets in the Furman Gallery following the 8:30pm screening of Femme Femmes on Friday, April 15 and the 9pm screening of The Wolberg Family on Sunday, April 17! Complimentary beer & wine will be served.
Friday, April 15 at 8:30pm
Serge Bozon presents “The best film of the best decade of French cinema.” Starring a terrific Sonia Savange and Hélène Surgère as Paris flatmates. (PaulVecchiali, 1974, France, 35mm; 115m)
The Wolberg Family
Sunday, April 17 at 9pm
A warm, funny, and very touching family portrait centering on a beleaguered small-town French mayor, featuring a scene-stealing Bozon as his bohemian brother-in-law. (Axelle Ropert, 2009, France; 82m)
From Record Store Day:
Regina Spektor Live in London
Saturday, April 16 at 7pm
Her first concert/backstage film, filmed mainly at London’s famed Hammersmith Apollo Theatre. Featuring three new songs that have only been performed live. In person: Regina Spektor and Adria Petty!
Sound It Out
Saturday, April 16 at 9:15pm
A distinctive, funny and intimate film about men, obsession and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives. Think High Fidelity with a Northern Accent. Director Jeanie Finlay in person!
Please enter by midnight, Eastern time, this Thursday, April 14th. We will be picking winners on Friday morning! Happy commenting!