Used Goodness // 3.09.17

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Introductory Sale // Jazz Images: The Jean Pierre Leloir Collection

Are you interested in starting your jazz collection, or expanding it with some of the greats? We are now stocking beautiful import 180 gram gatefold reissues from Jazz Images.

"Created to pay homage to Jean Pierre Leloir’s work, the Jazz Images collection combines two of his passions: Jazz & Photography. Consisting of 50 lavishly edited LPs, all gatefold and pressed in 180 gram virgin vinyl carefully protected by audiophile inner sleeves."

These are some of the very best jazz albums ever released, all with great new jackets and any of them will be cozy in your collection...

Every title in this collection is priced at $21.99, but enjoy our introductory price of  $19.99 until this Sunday!

That's The Spirit! // All Five Senses.

This shop is called Touch Vinyl for a lot of reasons, but the primary one is that with the advent and uprise of entertainment technologies and the cloud has come a proportional decrease in the sensual experience of entertainment... The ultra-dimensional and varied sense of touch has been reduced to the touch of a screen and this shop serves as a reminder that there are a lot more satisfying types of touch.

After a beautiful weekend reflecting on the power of sense, I realized that in everything we do, we can engage the five senses. When we cook, when we kiss, when we exercise, when we communicate, the five senses are available to us and enrich our experience. Ignorance of even one of the senses during these activities means that we are missing out on the dimensionality of life! 

We are sensual beings. It is our birthright. So don't just touch vinyl- hear it, smell it, look at it adoringly and yes, when no one is watching, give that licorice pizza a taste.


That's The Spirit! // The Long Way Around.

Today, while enjoying a cup of tea at my favorite coffee shop, Funnel Mill in SM, I overheard a couple of tech-heads discussing their newest app idea. What they proposed was a service for hotels allowing customers to use a tablet in their room for concierge service. Need extra pillows? Want room service? This app would mean that you wouldn't have to call down to the front desk, but instead simply tap the app, preloaded with your personal preferences, to receive what you need.

I was struck by how well the man pitched his idea, making it seem like calling down, dealing with people and waiting for them to do their job was antiquated, ridiculous even in our 21st century lifestyles. And then I realized that he was the one being silly, that leaving tablets in each room, and loading our own app with preferences and then avoiding a simple phonecall was the long way around.

How many times a day does technology facilitate our taking the long way around? When we tweet are we not trying to receive some comisseration that could be achieved by calling a friend or writing a letter to the editor? When we use Tinder, are we not taking the long way around to meeting someone new?