Amid the heritage-listed structures of the old locomotive workshop in Sydney, now home of hi-tech companies, and wrought iron experts Wrought Artworks on one side and bars and happening spaces on the other side, renamed CarriageWorks, and home on Saturdays of the Everleigh Growers Market, vinyl enthusiasts, specialised retailers, and DJs filled up the space yesterday with crates after crates of vinyls for sale and interesting music.
You could also spot the odd turntable here and there, and maybe the next edition should incorporate a "vintage hardware" section. I have interviewed a few visitors and asked them what equipment they see, and, particularly in the younger crowd - and it was a crowd by the way, the direct drive Technics SL1200 was the favourite, as most people there were linked to DJeing of sort. Most had no idea of which amps or speakers they were using apart from one, would would name NAD and Tannoy to extract music from his vinyls spinning on a...Technics 1200, bien sur! Even the media were there to catch a glimpse of this nostalgic revival. I found only one box of classical music, Everything else was Beatlemania, Metal, Funk, Hard Rock and everything in between - not really my cup of tea - but I manage to buy a decent copy of "Love over Gold" from Dire Straits, and a recent reissue of "Yellow Submarine", which I never had a copy of. The side 2 is very good as it is mainly instrumental and film scores from George Harrison.
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.