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Vinyl records make comeback to music

C.J. Jensen
Mesa Legend

Believe it or not, people are still buying vinyl records and in recent years, vinyl purchases have skyrocketed. Those black, circular albums that parents were selling at their last yard sale. Yeah, those are still selling and the comeback has been strong.  Why would someone buy records when they most likely have the same album on their IPod.  There are many reasons why people still buy vinyl. Some “audiophiles” say vinyl records sound better, some enjoy the ritual, and some people just like collecting things.

turnTableThere isn’t a specific age demographic, either. Surprisingly, a lot of young people are buying vinyl.  “Some don’t even have a turntable, they just want that new piece of music from their favorite artist. With Vinyl you’re getting something for your money. Why not spend another few bucks for a vinyl that comes with a digital download over a CD?”  Andy says. “There’s also older people who just want that Pink Floyd record they gave away when CD’s came onto the scene.” “I noticed a change in 2006 but it wasn’t until 2011 where I noticed a significant increase in vinyl purchases. It seems like every year since then purchases keep increasing”

According to Andy Othick of Revolver Records, a record store located on the southwest corner of McClintock and Southern. “There’s something inherently cool about them that I can’t put my finger on. ‘Why am I spending 70 dollars on this? Not sure. Should I? Probably not, but I’m going to anyways.” Othick said. Andy says he’s into it for the larger album art and because he enjoys collecting. For others it’s the hunt. “I like finding the record. That’s my favorite part.” Othick said.  “I enjoy going into a record store and finally finding that album I’ve been searching for for weeks. Sure, I can go on eBay and find it but where’s the fun in that? I want a hunt.”said Dave Louie, a vinyl record enthusiast, According to him, it’s the excitement of finding the record that he particularly enjoys.

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EVENTS On Campus

Mindfulness 101

Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8
Red Mountain Campus
RAP Center

What’s all the buzz about mindful living? How this type of thinking could change the way we all think.

Admission: Free

Movie Screening of Ellis

Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m to 8
Red Mountain Campus
S140, RAP Center

A short film starring
Robert De Niro, written
by Eric Roth. Open to the public.

Admission: Free

Health Fair

Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Southern & Dobson Campus
Clock tower lawn

Students and staff will have the chance to learn about different health topics. There will be local health vendors, fitness activities and more. For more information visit: www.facebook.com/mesacc

Admission: Free

Fall Indigenous Arts Showcase

Nov. 18, 2 p.m. to 6
Southern & Dobson Campus
Clock tower lawn

MCC’s American Indian Institute will be hosting a celebration in honor of November being Indigenous Nations month, live performances, Native American Dancers, live aerosol painting and more.

Admission: Free 

Urban Farming

Nov. 19, 6 p.m. to 8
Southern & Dobson Campus
TC Building room 311

Interactive workshop to teach participants how to make simple tasty dishes to eat at home, basic kitchen techniques.

Admission: Free

Sex Trafficking in Columbia

Nov. 24, 1:30 p.m. to 3
Southern & Dobson Campus

Luis Rodriguez-Castro, of the Bogota, Columbia Police Department will be discussing this ongoing issue.

Admission: Free

EVENTS  Off Campus

Mesa Music Fest

Nov. 12, to Nov. 15,
Downtown Mesa
Main Street, Mesa

Join the first ever Mesa Music Festival, live music, food and over fourteen different venues. For more information visit: www.mesamusicfest.com


Phoenix Reptile Expo

Nov. 14, till Nov. 15,
Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mesa Convention Center
201 N. Center St. Mesa

One of Arizona’s largest reptile and exotic pet expo is back with more than over 20 plus vendors to visit for anyone’s reptile needs.For ticket information visit: www.phxreptileexpo.com

Aviation Fascination

Nov. 20, 5 p.m. to 8
Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum
2017 N Greenfield Rd

Day to appreciate the history of aviation.

Admission: Free but RSVP Required


Last Comic Standing

Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. to 10
Mesa Arts Center
1 E Main St.

Season 9 live tour of “Last Comic Standing

For ticket information visit: www.mesaartscenter.com

Rawhide Thanksgiving Buffet

Nov. 26, 11 a.m to 6 p.m.
Rawhide Western Town & Event Center
5700 West North Loop Rd

Leave the Thanksgiving dinner to someone else this year. Visit Rawhide Western Town for a huge Thanksgiving buffet, great for the whole family.

For more information visit: www.rawhide.com



• In the Oct. 27 edition, the story “Discounts help stretch students’ budgets” (page 15), was in error. D’Angelo Foster was incorrectly identified as a store manager, and his comments were false.

• In Oct. 27 edition, the story “Students often forego balanced breakfast” on (page 9) mistakenly listed biology professor Alex Cheroske’s first name.

• In Oct. 27 edition, Sebastian Haggard’s name was misspelled. (page 7)

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