Category Quizes

RSD 16: COMMUNITY AND COMPETITION

Chatting to several Record Store owners in the lead up to this year’s ‘International Record Store Day’ there was a sense the hype has well-and-truly overpowered the original idea. The releases were patchy, the prices exorbitant (and margins reduced); there was a sense of store owners being blackmailed via RSD propaganda into ordering LPs of […]

ANOTHER COVER ART QUIZ (2)

The first of these quizzes was well received, so it is time for another. * Here are 12 album covers (CD sized) sitting on top of an LP. How many of the 13 Albums and Artists can you name? * To allow folk in different time zones to participate, here is the one rule: ONLY TWO COVERS PER […]

IT’S IN THE BAG! [QUIZ]

Vinyl Connection acquired 12 albums this year (1) . Here you can find each one in its original carry bag (2). The simple task, dear Friend of Vinyl Connection, is to name the Artist and the Album. The albums span every decade from the 60s to the 00s (3).  * PLEASE DON’T post answers in Comments […]

A COVER ART QUIZ [#1]

Looking for fun ways to invite people to visit Vinyl Connection, I decided to try using Facebook by posting a ‘Cover Quiz’ on the Vinyl Connection Facebook page. But then I thought, “The WordPress crew would probably enjoy this too”. So here it is. Rules below. (Bossy, huh?) * * Here are 12 album covers (CD […]

THE MUSIC QUIZ IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: AN END-OF-YEAR REFLECTION

“What’s this?” says Uhg to Glurg. He purses his lips and trills a series of notes. Glurg frowns and puts down his club. “That’d be a Yellow-throated Warbler.” “Close,” says Uhg. “A Mountain Warbler. My turn again.” “Mammoth droppings! That was never a Mountain Warbler. Yer Warbler from the mountains has  more vibrato. Yellow-throated for […]

THE JOYS OF MUSIC TRIVIA – or – “Oh, I know that one, it’s…”

Last Friday in Melbourne was chilly. Cold even. Not altogether surprising, it’s winter and we’ve just passed the shortest day. But there was activity in the suburbs, as Vinyl Connection presented a Live Music Trivia Quiz at one of our favourite Record Stores, Quality Records…plus. It is a lovely store, with books, DVDs and CDs […]