VJ Live #3: Chris Cornell, Suicide, Audiophile Vinyl and The Books

Chris Cornell committed suicide. VJ Live happened a few days later. Surface Noise happened. Check it.


  • Chris Cornell: Memories, suicide and mental illness
  • The Books (band) and how they help fight bipolar disorder
  • Audiophile vinyl: Is it worth it?
  • VJ news/updates
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On tap for next week (subject to change)

  • Alice Coltrane, spiritual jazz and new jazz cats who carry the torch.
  • New Arrivals:  I’m often not 100% certain about which albums arrive on any given week, so your guess is as good as mine.  Lotsa new wax arriving next week, including some Record Store goodies!!! There’ll be plenty talk about!
  • Vinyl 101 topic TBA
  • VJ news/updates

Personal anecdotes and other vinyl related stuff always winds up in the mix, most of what happens on VJ Live isn’t really scripted.  Live broadcasts happen every Saturday at 1PM EST, exclusively on our VJ Facebook Forum. This is a slightly edited down version, the live broadcasts have more surface noise. The whole format is a work in progress; we’re jamming econo and learning as we go along.  Suits me just fine, my favorite bands always arrived to play my city in shitty vans.

Massive thanks to the fine folks at Tidal Waves Music and Vinyl Me, Please, for supplying some cool records for us to give away during the live broadcasts.

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