October 16th presented us with another lovely fall day in Brooklyn. For my part, I enjoyed the great outdoors by lugging my trusty turntable and quasi-reliable computer to Barbès for the 5th installment of Bring Your Own Vinyl.
I should really consider renaming it Bring Your Own Digital Music Format, as I was the only vinyl presenter. But no… I will persevere.
We had an interesting slew of themes for this meeting. A couple that provided some real verbal jabs and parries.
Here were our themes:
a) All by myself… Memorable solo performance. One person and his/her art.
b) Getting’ modern. Musical masterpieces from the 1990s and/or 2000s.
c) What’s so special about that? Play and discuss a time-honored favorite you feel is overrated.
Of course, as anyone might imagine, both the modern masterpieces and overrated themes could prove to be contentious. “Modern masterpieces and overrated pieces could be the same category,” quipped Mr. Panken.
1. John Escreet – “Wayne’s World” from Consequences (Posi-Tone 8042, 2009)
Presented by Zak Shelby-Szyszko – Theme: B – MP3