High Fidelity, Then and Now

High Fidelity then starred John Cusack as an immature, self-absorbed record store owner who, because of a recent, painful breakup with his girlfriend Laura (perf. Iben Hjejle), went on a tour of self-discovery through conversations with all of his ex girlfriends. He handles his breakup, which is the opening scene of the film, with theContinue reading “High Fidelity, Then and Now”

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How Rock Music Was Saved in the Soviet Union

Interesting — vinyl was scarce in the Soviet Union, so to make records┬ásome people stole discarded x-rays from hospital dumpsters, burned music onto them, cut them into a circle with manicure scissors, and burned a hole in the middle with a lit cigarette. The linked website has some great images of these homemade records. It’sContinue reading “How Rock Music Was Saved in the Soviet Union”

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