Can being an addict be a good thing?

This month I am talking about the art of the DJ and Record Collector. Highlighting material I feel coincides with this obsession, this passion to dig for records. To play obscure over mainstream. 

Awhile back, I came across this book Vinyl Junkies: Adventures in Record Collecting by Brett Milano. I wanted to share it because i feel like it is a very intimate glimpse into the world of the Record Collector. 

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'Author Brett Milano details the mystique, adventure, addiction and insanity of record collecting. Maybe it's you he's writing about. Anyone who's fallen for this hobby of collecting vinyl ought to read this one. And if it's turned into more than a hobby - if record collecting has become your obsession, then you'll NEED Vinyl Junkies. Milano's book is filled with first-hand accounts of true vinyl junkies, who tell their stories of prized finds, strange dealings and what records have meant to them. The book includes interviews with Peter Buck of R.E.M., Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Robert Crumb and many other collectors.' -goodreads

-Podcast interview with DJ INTI of Oakland, CA. Airing February 21, 2014-