Audio store – Sono Webs http://sonowebs.com/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 21:08:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sonowebs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-favicon-5-32x32.png Audio store – Sono Webs http://sonowebs.com/ 32 32 Perth’s second Lego store will open just in time for Christmas https://sonowebs.com/perths-second-lego-store-will-open-just-in-time-for-christmas/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 15:04:32 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/perths-second-lego-store-will-open-just-in-time-for-christmas/ A second Lego store is coming to Perth following the huge success of the city’s first Lego store. The toy building block company is preparing to open a second store in Westfield Booragoon. The call to open a second store follows the resounding success of Perth’s first Lego store in the Karrinyup shopping centre. Booragoon’s […]]]>

A second Lego store is coming to Perth following the huge success of the city’s first Lego store.

The toy building block company is preparing to open a second store in Westfield Booragoon.

The call to open a second store follows the resounding success of Perth’s first Lego store in the Karrinyup shopping centre.

Booragoon’s new store is expected to open this year just in time for the Christmas holidays.

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The Booragoon store is expected to house one of the widest selections of Legos in the country, including a number of limited edition and rare Lego sets.

While Lego is a huge hit with kids, the Booragoon store will also feature an interactive storytelling table designed especially for the enjoyment of adult Lego fans.

The Story Table allows builders to discover the stories behind the Lego sets in store.

Builders will be able to experience some of Lego’s past designs and prototypes and will give Lego fans the opportunity to meet some of Lego’s designers virtually.

The store should be installed right next to the Booragoon Apple Store.

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Remember when a trip to the video store was the start of a great night? https://sonowebs.com/remember-when-a-trip-to-the-video-store-was-the-start-of-a-great-night/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:01:07 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/remember-when-a-trip-to-the-video-store-was-the-start-of-a-great-night/ Reflecting on the “good old days” of the corner video store: Photo: Chris Roe & Lost Wagga Wagga. I spent the last week locked in a room. COVID finally caught up with me. Week-long incessant headaches and brain fog aside, this seemed like the ultimate mission of the 2020s – Netflix and chill – but […]]]>

Reflecting on the “good old days” of the corner video store: Photo: Chris Roe & Lost Wagga Wagga.

I spent the last week locked in a room. COVID finally caught up with me.

Week-long incessant headaches and brain fog aside, this seemed like the ultimate mission of the 2020s – Netflix and chill – but oddly, I found myself nostalgic for a trip to the video store.

With a world of stuff to watch on a handful of streaming platforms, I couldn’t find anything that caught my interest.

As boredom set in, I drifted through a YouTube maze of random American news clips and, surprisingly, freestyle rappers.

It was a Facebook post on the ever-engaging Lost Wagga Wagga page that made me think of the good old days.


READ ALSO: ‘Apostles of Cheapness’: Fitzmaurice Street Photo Captures a Wagga Institution in Its Heyday


A collage of video store logos and advertisements was posted with the caption: “Video rental was big business at the end of the last century and in the early 2000s. Here are some of the many video rental shops in Wagga back when movies were readily available on television.

It sparked a wave of engagement on something I never thought I would be nostalgic about.

Commenters shared memories of the greats like Blockbuster, Video EZY and Civic, but also videos of Chaston, the Plains Video, Video 2001 and the countless convenience stores, cafes and newsagents that kept rotating media.

Our farm’s first VCR in the early ’80s was a huge silver JVC with clunky switches and a spring-loaded top that popped up so you could slide into a boxy black VHS with a “click-clack” and whirlwind.

For bush kids with nothing but the ABCs on an old black and white, it was mind blowing.

A trip to town on a Friday has become an adventure. Who knew what amazing new titles landed in the store that week?

There was benji, Herbie goes bananas, The sound of music, The dark crystal and most important of all, star wars.

As teenagers, watching a movie was something we all did together.

We’d argue over choices at the video store, then pile into a friend’s room to watch Karate Kid, die hard, lost boys, madmax Where Back to the future.

If “the girls” deigned to join us, perhaps we would opt for The breakfast club Where Ferris Bueller’s day off.

We would rewind the cool bits and repeat the one-liners for weeks after.

As video stores grew and major franchises moved in with their plastic cards, bright lights, and dozens of copies of the latest titles, so did the deals.

The savings were hard to resist, but of course the ensuing overdue fines were crippling. This new version of $2 on Tuesday quickly became a fine of $12 on Thursday.

In the 90s and early 2000s, visiting the video store was all a thing.

You met your friends as they roamed the aisles in their UGG boots, exchanged two-word reviews of those you saw, and silently judged their poor selection.


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You usually had an idea of ​​what you wanted to watch before you got there.

You sat for 10 minutes of previews at the start of every VHS you watched.

Posters were counting down the days to the latest hit releases and you’d even get empty boxes for next week’s titles staking out a spot on the shelf and building anticipation.

But to get the good ones, you had to time it well. If you left your run too late on a Friday, the new double-stack builds might just boil down to empty covers.

Disaster.

You were now stuck in the purgatory of new weeklies or even – heaven forbid – weeklies!

You could spend an hour looking for a second-order compromise only to find that the tape was damaged, the picture streaked with static scrolling lines, and the audio distorted.

Sometimes even a squirt of method and a quick swipe of the head cleaner tape wasn’t enough to save him.

Ah, the good old days!

Despite the obvious downsides of the rickety old VHS, there was still a bit of magic around those videotapes – and the ritual of renting them.

It is really fantastic today to have so many options and the convenience of watching what we want wherever we are.

I wonder if being spoiled for choice has taken away some of the simple, shared joy of making a choice with your friends and family and gathering around a small square TV to watch a new release. ?

Or maybe I’m just getting old and nostalgic and got excited about escaping my COVID isolation.

Original article published by Chris Roe on Region Riverina.

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Store up to 10TB of files in the cloud with a $90 lifetime Prism Drive plan https://sonowebs.com/store-up-to-10tb-of-files-in-the-cloud-with-a-90-lifetime-prism-drive-plan/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:00:15 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/store-up-to-10tb-of-files-in-the-cloud-with-a-90-lifetime-prism-drive-plan/ StackCommerce The following content is brought to you by ZDNet partners. If you purchase a product featured here, we may earn an affiliate commission or other compensation. Constantly deleting files to make new ones on your computer and mobile devices can be a real headache. Unfortunately, as storage capacities increase, so do the sizes of […]]]>
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Constantly deleting files to make new ones on your computer and mobile devices can be a real headache. Unfortunately, as storage capacities increase, so do the sizes of our videos, pictures, and music files. Traditionally, you might have purchased an unwieldy external drive to house your precious files, but cloud storage drives keep you mobile. Prism Drive, for example, offers a 10TB lifetime cloud storage plan for just $80. That’s more than enough to expand the potential of your cheap Chromebook!

With Prism Drive, you can enjoy impressive download speeds while accessing all your files from any of your devices in one place. With its easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface, Prism Drive lets you upload all kinds of files, including MP4, JPEG, XLS, PPT, and more. Once downloaded, you can select and move existing files and folders. Moreover, the platform provides online previews, so you don’t need to upload your photos, videos or documents to view them quickly.

Once your files are uploaded to your Prism Drive, you can access them on an unlimited number of devices. And you can be assured that they are protected by strong encryption and compliance with privacy regulations. Plus, Prism Drive ensures your data is secure by meeting or exceeding industry standards.

You are also entitled to an unlimited amount of shared traffic. So all you need to do is to generate password protected links, then you can easily share large video, audio and image files. Moreover, you can easily recover deleted files from the Trash folder, where they are stored for 30 days.

Prism Drive provides simple, secure, and fast storage that lets you back up all kinds of files from any of your devices and access them wherever you are. It’s easy to see why users gave it 4.5 out of 5 on our store. For example, verified buyer Amir Khulad shared, “Easy to download and use. I bought 2TB for a year, and it will help me keep all my data safe in one place and give me the easy access I need to use it .”

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Oshkosh’s Exclusive Co. building to become furniture store https://sonowebs.com/oshkoshs-exclusive-co-building-to-become-furniture-store/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:01:26 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/oshkoshs-exclusive-co-building-to-become-furniture-store/ OSHKOSH – We may not know what impact the loss of Exclusive Co. will have on the music scene in Oshkosh, but at least we know the building won’t stand empty. Great Estates Furniture announced on Facebook Monday that it will reopen in the record store building, 318 N. Main St., this fall. Landlord Mike […]]]>

OSHKOSH – We may not know what impact the loss of Exclusive Co. will have on the music scene in Oshkosh, but at least we know the building won’t stand empty.

Great Estates Furniture announced on Facebook Monday that it will reopen in the record store building, 318 N. Main St., this fall. Landlord Mike Russell shared retail space at 217 N. Main St. for just three months before a snow squall caused catastrophic water damage to much of his inventory and forced tenants to to relocate. Russell is currently involved in a court case regarding this building.

Fortunately, he found a new home for his business.

Great Estates Furniture started in downtown Oshkosh in 2000, before moving to Neenah in 2014, then returning to Oshkosh last fall. The store sells a mix of antiques, real estate and new furniture.

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Man attempts raid on Auckland clothing store with electric scooter https://sonowebs.com/man-attempts-raid-on-auckland-clothing-store-with-electric-scooter/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 05:33:03 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/man-attempts-raid-on-auckland-clothing-store-with-electric-scooter/ An Auckland business owner has been left with a hefty repair bill after a man attempted to raid a vintage clothing store early on Tuesday morning – with an e-scooter. Security camera footage shared on social media shows a man unsuccessfully trying to break into the glass storefront of Smoove, located on Karangahape Road, around […]]]>

An Auckland business owner has been left with a hefty repair bill after a man attempted to raid a vintage clothing store early on Tuesday morning – with an e-scooter.

Security camera footage shared on social media shows a man unsuccessfully trying to break into the glass storefront of Smoove, located on Karangahape Road, around 4.30am.

After about 30 minutes of bludgeoning, the video shows the glass eventually cracking but not yielding. The man then tries to open the door before walking away empty-handed.

He has since been arrested by the police.

Smoove owner Matthew Lark told 1News there have been several robberies on the street recently, but this was the first attempt at a ram raid.

Lark said he was “surprised it didn’t happen sooner.”

He said crime had increased in the area since the Covid-19 pandemic, adding that only “a fraction” of crimes were being reported amid concerns about a lack of police action and a reporting process that takes time.

Businesses in the region instead relied on “real effort and funds” and a WhatsApp community group to alert other business owners of repeat offenders, he said.

Lark called for a greater police presence in the area, as well as a dedicated “on the ground agency” to monitor crime and other anti-social behavior along the street.

He likened the surge in crime to the “naughty kid in the classroom distracting other kids”, saying the area should be celebrated instead.

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3.5 years after its launch, the Epic Games Store is getting user reviews https://sonowebs.com/3-5-years-after-its-launch-the-epic-games-store-is-getting-user-reviews/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 17:00:58 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/3-5-years-after-its-launch-the-epic-games-store-is-getting-user-reviews/ Epic Games has been pushing its PC store front hard, trying to cement itself as at least a comfortable second place behind the PC giant that is Steam. Epic has slowly upgraded its storefront with a shopping cart, wishlist feature, and more. 3.5 years after its launch, the storefront is finally getting user ratings as […]]]>

Epic Games has been pushing its PC store front hard, trying to cement itself as at least a comfortable second place behind the PC giant that is Steam. Epic has slowly upgraded its storefront with a shopping cart, wishlist feature, and more. 3.5 years after its launch, the storefront is finally getting user ratings as well as surveys – even if their implementation is interesting.

Advertise on their blogCraig Pearson of Epic Games said, “We just updated the Epic Games Store with a new feature that we know players have been waiting for: ratings and polls.

These new additions are meant to “enable players to provide direct feedback to the Epic Games Store community for the games they play,” with responses populating the store’s product pages “with game and app information, creating a better experience and helping players”. find games they are more likely to like.

The rating system will ask random players after a 2 hour session to rate the game out of 5 stars. Users who cannot manually rate a game are a deliberate tactic by Epic Games to “Protect games from bomb reviews and make sure the people giving the scores are real players of the games.”

The poll system will also only be offered to random players, although they will ask a much wider variety of questions, ranging from “Is this game good for playing with a group?” to “How difficult are the bosses in this game?”

These polls and ratings will then be aggregated and used in the Epic Games Store, generating tags that can be used to filter games on the site, with Pearson saying “Over time, these tags will also populate our category pages and be used to generate custom categories based on player-driven tags that will appear on the Epic Games Store homepage.”

Epic’s decision to focus on random respondents is interesting. Review bombardment has been used in the past for good and ill, so it will be interesting to see how the different user reviews look on the Epic Games Store compared to other storefronts. We’ll have to wait and see,

KitGuru says: What do you think of this new system? Do you prefer it? Is review bombardment a net positive or a net negative? Let us know below.

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Here’s a tour of the Google Store Williamsburg [Gallery] https://sonowebs.com/heres-a-tour-of-the-google-store-williamsburg-gallery/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 14:30:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/heres-a-tour-of-the-google-store-williamsburg-gallery/ Somewhat amusingly, Google Store Williamsburg is the hardware division’s I/O 2022 announcement launching – so to speak – first, and here’s a virtual tour of it. Google Store Williamsburg is located at 134 N 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249, which is about 4.5 miles (by bike) from the Chelsea flagship which opened last June. It’s […]]]>

Somewhat amusingly, Google Store Williamsburg is the hardware division’s I/O 2022 announcement launching – so to speak – first, and here’s a virtual tour of it.

Google Store Williamsburg is located at 134 N 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249, which is about 4.5 miles (by bike) from the Chelsea flagship which opened last June. It’s Google’s first “neighborhood store” and offers a “more intimate setting that celebrates the unique neighborhood.”

The dark storefront is adorned with a multicolored “G” at the top, while another protrudes on the right edge where there is a “Google Store” sign at street level.

As soon as you walk through the door of the Google Store Williamsburg, you’ll find an installation by Brooklyn-based artist Olalekan Jeyifous, whose work examines the relationships between architecture, community, and environment.

All photos courtesy of Dorothy Hong and Google

As you enter, the left wall is where you’ll find the “Here to Help” desk/counter to ask questions and get help, including phone repairs.

Front and center (literally) is a board with the entire line of Pixel phones, arranged in groups of three. In fact, the “Phones and Headphones” section, which has about five surfaces in total, is the first thing you encounter when walking through the store. Some of the phones are shown alongside Fitbit wearables, and the Pixel Watch will likely play a bigger role in the future. There is also a small wall of phone cases on the right side.

The “screens and speakers” are towards the back like a common table with Nest Audio, Mini, Hub, Hub Max, cameras and Chromecast with Google TV. The company is again using display cubes that have custom transparent LED screens and show off the actual device advertised inside. This is part of the floor-to-ceiling shelving throughout the store that helps separate the open space, while there are also other dioramas (YouTube Music and Premium, Recycled Materials, Google One, Fitbit Premium, etc. ) that are static in nature.

Towards the back are “Grab & Go walls” to pick up products, including first-party and third-party accessories, as well as fun Google Store products. Sofas are built into the rear walls, and this area will also be used for workshops and local events.

Google Store Williamsburg opens to the public tomorrow (Thursday, June 16) at 10 a.m. ET.

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Heavy rain, strong winds, snow in store through Monday https://sonowebs.com/heavy-rain-strong-winds-snow-in-store-through-monday/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 02:19:28 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/heavy-rain-strong-winds-snow-in-store-through-monday/ Thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong gusty winds are expected across much of the country through Monday as a slow-moving winter storm moves across Aotearoa. Surface flooding around houses near Acheron Rd in Paremata, Porirua. (Source: 1News) Hail, snow and small tornadoes are also expected in some areas. Surface flooding in Wellington has closed part of […]]]>

Thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong gusty winds are expected across much of the country through Monday as a slow-moving winter storm moves across Aotearoa.

Hail, snow and small tornadoes are also expected in some areas.

Surface flooding in Wellington has closed part of State Highway 59 from Paremata Crescent to Postgate Drive, Whitby.

Snow falls on Lake Hāwea on Sunday.

Emergency operations center controller Sam Bishop said heavy rain on Sunday resulted in “surface flooding in many areas, slips, road closures and some properties were affected,” the official said. Porirua City Council on Facebook.

Three houses were flooded at 5 p.m., while many others had floodwaters on their homes, gardens or garages, the council said.

No residents had to evacuate at this stage.

MetService said a severe thunderstorm watch remains in place for Taranaki, Kāpiti-Horohenua, Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and the Canterbury High Country.

READ MORE: Heavy rain, thunderstorms hit Horowhenua

The forecaster said the thunderstorms could bring large hail over 20mm in diameter, damaging winds over 110km/h and possibly a tornado or two near the coast. He said any potential tornadoes would only occur in very localized areas.

Strong gales are also expected for Waitomo, Waikato, Auckland, Northland, the Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua and Bay of Plenty.

Heavy rain and high wind warnings are in place for parts of the lower North Island, Marlborough, Westland, Buller and the Canterbury High Country.

A watch for heavy rain and strong winds is also in place for much of the country.

READ MORE: Heavy snowfall on South Island greeted by tourists

MetService warns that strong gusts of wind can cause structural damage, including to trees and power lines, and can make driving dangerous.

Meanwhile, a heavy snow watch is in place for the Queenstown Lakes District and parts of the Canterbury High Country through Sunday afternoon.

Snow falls on Lake Hāwea on Sunday.

An image sent to 1News shows snow falling near Lake Hāwea.

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The update | Empty Mall gets its first store in 20 years; Dana School of Music Lecture – Business Journal Daily https://sonowebs.com/the-update-empty-mall-gets-its-first-store-in-20-years-dana-school-of-music-lecture-business-journal-daily/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 20:29:48 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/the-update-empty-mall-gets-its-first-store-in-20-years-dana-school-of-music-lecture-business-journal-daily/ YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Bites and Bites of History lunch program at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., will present “The Journey to Excellence: The Dana School of Music” at noon on Thursday, June 16. . Cassie Nespor, curator of the Melnick Medical Museum at Youngstown State University, will […]]]>

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Bites and Bites of History lunch program at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., will present “The Journey to Excellence: The Dana School of Music” at noon on Thursday, June 16. . Cassie Nespor, curator of the Melnick Medical Museum at Youngstown State University, will present the program.

William Dana started his school of music in 1869 to provide the kind of rigorous study he believed to be
necessary for professional musicians.

This presentation will use historic photographs, programs and audio recordings.

Opening of a store at Cascade Galleria

NEW CASTLE, PA — The Cascade Galleria, formerly Towne Mall, downtown, will welcome its first new occupant in nearly two decades on Saturday when Bones ‘n’ Stones opens. The store is a joint venture between Pawsitively Natural Puppy Treats and Kat’s Treasure Tree.

Pawsitively Natural Puppy Treats was launched a year ago when New Castle resident and owner JoAnna Stoner discovered her dog had chicken allergies and after hours of research she discovered how to use natural ingredients to create her own recipes and treats for dogs.

The mall has been empty for many years but is attempting a revitalization.

After the success of Hometown Markets and other temporary mall sales events hosted by local event producer Jeff Feola, Stoner realized there was enough demand to open the store. She hopes this will encourage more entrepreneurs to take the necessary steps to realize their visions. “I was really encouraged by the crowds and the enthusiasm at the market events and hope that my business will be the first of many to come to the Galleria,” she says.

During the hometown markets, Stoner met Katrina Durant, owner of Kat’s Treasure Tree, a gift shop specializing in everything from candles to crystals. Durant combines his love for nature and art by creating specialty products and jewelry and using them as a catalyst for healing.

Together, the two women decided to co-locate their complementary businesses in the Galleria.

“It’s encouraging to see the Galleria beginning to reclaim some of its past glory with these new creative businesses finding a home here,” said Feola, who is also vice president of Citywide Development Corp.

The grand opening on Saturday will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will include a reception and several vendors offering handmade items.

Bones ‘n’ Stones will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information on renting space in the mall, contact Mark Hutton at [email protected].

The mall offers summer programs for children

NILES, Ohio – Eastwood Mall offers a series of fun and educational summer programs. All are free and take place in the mall’s central courtyard.

Visit EastwoodMall.com for more information. Here is the program :

  • Tuesday for Toddlers (second Tuesday of each month), 11 a.m. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy crafts, snacks and story time.
  • Thursdays: The summer of the Medici Art Museum for children aged 7, teaching the basic principles of art, with an emphasis on the history of art and a culture. This program will run until July 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. Space is limited and parents are encouraged to register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medici-summer-art-camp-at-eastwood-mall
  • Camp Marshmallow, June 28 to July 26. Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., children ages 5 and up will discover the great outdoors through activities, guest speakers and interactive programs. Each week will have a new theme.

Pictured above: Shoppers crowded the Cascade Galleria for a pop-up Christmas market. The long-empty shopping center in downtown New Castle will have a new tenant on Saturday.

Copyright 2022 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.

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Mercer freshman opens record store in Mercer Village https://sonowebs.com/mercer-freshman-opens-record-store-in-mercer-village/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/mercer-freshman-opens-record-store-in-mercer-village/ Noah Silver This summer, Noah Silver embarks on two new adventures: one as a college student and the other as a business owner. The Macon native’s record store opens in Mercer Village on June 10 and he will begin his studies at Mercer as a freshman in August. Silver has always been interested in owning […]]]>

Noah Silver

This summer, Noah Silver embarks on two new adventures: one as a college student and the other as a business owner. The Macon native’s record store opens in Mercer Village on June 10 and he will begin his studies at Mercer as a freshman in August.

Silver has always been interested in owning a store and got into his first business ventures when he started high school. He sold soaps and candles at Mulberry Market in Tattnall Square Park and later online on TikTok. He eventually started selling clothes on the Depop website.

Thanks to Vertigo Vinyl, he was able to combine his interests in business and music. Silver – the son of Mercer English teachers Dr. Andrew Silver and the late Dr. Anya Silver – discovered a passion for music as a teenager and started playing guitar and listening to anything fell within his grasp. After discovering a few albums in his mother’s closet, he falls in love with records.

A Vertigo Vinyl record player
A Vertigo Vinyl record player.

“I just liked the listening experience,” he said. “It allowed me to discover songs on albums that I would never have heard.

“This is the original recording on vinyl. You can’t get that with audio recording. Albums are made to be listened to, from the first to the last song. They tell a story. You can’t really get that by listening to single tracks.

While shopping at record stores, he learned about vinyl prices and values. Before long, he was selling albums on eBay and Depop and buying people’s record collections around town. A TikTok account he set up garnered 90,000 followers after just a few months, and his merchandise website has also started to gain a lot of traction. From there, he established relationships with four wholesale distributors to acquire vintage records and band shirts.

Recordings inside Vertigo Vinyl
Records inside Vertigo Vinyl.

“I always wanted any kind of business and wanted it to be something that I loved,” Silver said. “It happened to me when I didn’t expect it.”

With a storefront now in Mercer Village, in the same plaza as Francar’s Buffalo Wings and GPB Radio, he will be able to connect with his customers. Store hours are 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday and 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday.

Vertigo Vinyl’s inventory includes over 5,000 Funko Pop records, CDs, band shirts, record players and collectibles. Some items are also available for purchase online, but used records are sold exclusively in-store.

Records hanging on the wall inside Vertigo Vinyl
Records hanging on the wall inside Vertigo Vinyl.

“I started out selling more of the music I like, but now I have a pretty big variety: soul, country, rock, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s,” Silver said. “The inventory I have now is really so amazing. As far as vintage vinyl goes, I have everything you could want.

Musicians are working with vinyl a lot more these days, and many are partnering with companies to release exclusive records, Silver said. Suki Waterhouse and Lana Del Rey are a few artists known to sell their music on vinyl. Del Rey’s “Born to Die,” “Ultraviolence,” and “Paradise” albums were among the first records Silver listened to from his mother’s collection, and they remain among his favorites to this day.

Vinyls are also produced in many different colors, and collecting these color variants is a big trend right now.

While many record stores cater to an older audience, Vertigo Vinyl caters to younger customers. Silver’s three best-selling albums are Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolence’, Harry Styles’ self-titled album and Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’.

“I know what young people want, and that’s the majority of my audience,” he said. “That’s why we wanted to put Vertigo Vinyl in Mercer Village, so middle and high school students in Macon would want to go there. I have a lot of records that are not easy to find.

Silver is eager to meet people at her store and grow her business. He also hopes his storefront will eventually become a space for young people to play music, as most concert halls are for those 21 and older.

A wall decorated with records and posters inside Vertigo Vinyl.
A wall decorated with records and posters inside Vertigo Vinyl.
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