Paul began writing for Fanzines in the 1980s, including the popular zine Jet Lag. Since Fanzines were the “blogs’’ of the pre-internet era, it is fitting to come full circle and start this Blog. Before graduating University, he was hired as the music editor of the Kansas City Pitch – a weekly arts and entertainment magazine, and interviewed popular acts like Love & Rockets, Tin Machine and Duran Duran. After moving to NYC in the early 1990’s to work in the A&R Department at Island Records, he continued writing for on-line publications such as Popbitch, and also DJing. Some of his favorite DJ gigs include playing for Pharrell’s party at SXSW and Bette Midler’s after party at MSG in NYC. Currently, his day job is an event producer. He runs his own Event Production Company, and produces events such as Galas (Nile Rodgers’s We are Family Foundation), Artist Launch events (Katy Perry’s last two albums: Prism and Witness, Lil Yachty’s NYC Pop Up Store to name a few), and corporate events. However, he often jokes that his career is really an excuse for him to travel around and find more great record stores. He also enjoys getting to work with exciting musicians and artists, such at Pat Irwin. Pat and Paul met while working on an event and quickly discovered similar taste and passion for music–particularly on the vinyl format. Hence this site was born. Paul lives in Frankfurt Germany, a town that boasts a thriving vinyl collecting community.