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Levels of Obsession

I think every collector feels some level of obsession. The degrees are evident in the pursuit and curation of one’s collection. Music publicist, Mark Satlof, takes things to a whole other level though. As the owner of over 800 copies of The Velvet Underground and Nico’s debut album, Mark is motivated by something deeply personal. … Read more

Why Record Stores Matter

Jeff Mao, better known as Chairman Mao, wrote a concise and relatable piece entitled, “Why Record Stores Are More Important Than Ever,” for Red Bull that is worth your time. The same way he describes the comfort of flipping through bins, we find comfort in hearing people’s stories and experiences of digging in said bins. … Read more

March Session

We’re back to burn at the Bernal Heights Library on March 29th. Stories and songs start at 7:00PM. If you’re interested in presenting, shoot us a line at Register@PhonographicMemory.org.

February 2017 Session

Two events in one month! Staying true to our last Wednesday of every month schedule, we’ll be back at the Bernal Heights Library on February 22nd. As always, stories and songs start at 7:00PM. If you’re interested in presenting, send us a line at Register@PhonographicMemory.org

Japan’s Audiophile Bars

I visited Japan about six years ago, and stumbled onto a bar in Kyoto that was unlike anything I had ever seen, or experienced. The place was dimly lit, stocked with leather chairs and lined with dark wood. Aside from the booze, behind the bar stood a massive bookshelf filled with records. I assumed they … Read more

January 2017 Session

We took a month long hiatus for the holidays, but are back at like you’re addictive vinyl habit. Catch us January 25th at the Bernal Heights Library. Stories and songs start at 7:00PM. As always, our events are free to the public and open to anyone and everyone. *If you’re interested in presenting, send us … Read more

November 2016 Session

2016 was rough on so many fronts, but on the micro Phonographic Memory level, we did more than maintain and pushed the program to new levels. We closed the year out with a great night of stories and a wide range of tunes. Thanks to everyone who came out, and supported us throughout the year. … Read more

How We’ve Been Coping…

… Lots of Spiritual Jazz. And by lots, we mean this four part 12 hour collection of songs that were expertly curated and pieced together beautifully.

November 2016 Session

On November 30th we’ll be hosting our final Phonographic Memory of the year. Our goal of creating a welcoming public space for people to gather, listen to music and be human for a few hours resonates deeper than ever, and we’re more motivated to keep pushing and cultivating. We look forward to seeing and being … Read more