5/16: Josh Wink @ The Social
I have a lot to share with you all over the coming weeks, bits and bobs from around the world.
First, because I don’t know how old you are or how far you are removed from that sub-genre of dance called Hi-NRG, I present to you: The Last Hi-NRG Ravers In The World. (We all could use a little Patrick Miller in this piece)
Second, Pitchfork actually published something newsworthy instead of the latest bullshit on Kendrick Lamar, tUnE-yArDs and Earl Sweatshirt. How Much Is Music Really Worth? is an informative article packed with the usual Pitchfork-style I-wasn’t alive-in-’92-but-I-remember-it-better-than-you elitism. In the early 90s, CDs pretty much maxed out at $15.99 at your local Turtles Records & Tapes unless you were buying Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Discography’ at Tower Records in NYC, then they could get you for $18.99. But if you were paying that much for a CD 10 years later, you must’ve subscribed to Columbia House’s “club prices” because mainstream CDs actually got cheaper. Still the charts in this article are somewhat fun to look at.by