In an effort to improve readership VVer #1 has been making a concerted effort to hand out business cards to random people. At a recent Fillmore "Cares" open mic in Silver Spring this VVer was showing his sketchbook to folks and mentioned vinyl. One of the musicians, the very talented Samir Moussa, had a mega eyebrow lifting moment, "I love vinyl!" he enthusiastically expressed. When given the VVers business card he said: "So how does it work, do I just send you records?" The answer is "YES." Just send us your records. (Expressed with acumen* [what does that mean?].) A nice conversation followed and the VVers managed to actually talk about the blog with a total stranger. Victory!
VVer #1 got pretty sketchy that night.
* All this talk of acumen made us look up what it meant. Writing is making us SMART!
the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain.
DC Zine Fest is Saturday, August 9th at St. Stevens Church in Mt. Pleasant from 11am to 5pm! The VVers will have their awesome, brand-new issue for YOU to buy. In addition to record musings, Vinyl Vagabonds #5 features a Globe Poster inspired, hand-screened cover. Go-go your way over to Zine Fest and pick one up! Not only do the VVers write about records, they also create fun mini-comics, and premiering in DC is VVer #1's collaborative "Thank You For Your Cooperation" a RoboCop 1987 fanzine. Sweet!
In the interwebs world, while not a total revamp, the VVers did add some spiffy features to the blog, mostly on the suggestions of fellow readers. Now, at the bottom of the page, you can:
(1) Sign up to follow the blog! YAY! (Why didn't the VVers have this sooner? No one knows.)
(2) Order zines directly from us! All you need is PayPal or a checkbook.
(3) Search the website. Want to see if Kurtis Blow or Neil Young champion the most amount of write-ups from the VVers? Now it's easy.