rippingvinyl.co.uk has been right round the houses over the years. Right round, like a record baby, right round. Round round.

It started life as the sister site to the much more straightforward mynewfavouriteband.com. Who is my favourite band? Today? Hence my new favourite band.

rippingvinyl.co.uk was home to the more curious corners of my record collection, ripped from the actual vinyl. Then it occurred if I loved these records that much, others might too. It wasn’t about collecting, it was about owning. So rippingvinyl.co.uk became a secondhand record store for a bit. Until someone wanted to buy something I didn’t want to sell. Yes, I know.

So it stopped being a shop. And now it’s back. Just writing about music. That’s on vinyl. It’s for the best.