Do you collect vinyl records and enjoy listening to your favorites with like-minded people? Join us Monday, Jan. 27, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., where you can spin your favorite records, learn how to catalog a collection on an online database (Discogs) and share tips for caring for a vinyl collection. The evening's guest speakers, are Eric Demattio (aka Weird) and Karen Laney (aka Gilly). They co-authored, under the pseudonym Weird and Gilly, the book "Mick Ronson: The Spider with the Platinum Hair." As all melophiles know, Ronson was an english guitarist, songwriter, producer, arranger, and a session musician who recorded with Bowie (as one of the Spiders from Mars), Ian Hunter, and Morrissey. Demattio and Laney will give the audience a close-up look at Ronson as they discuss his music and talk about writing their book.
Eric Demattio is an Ohio native who has pursued his love of music for the last 36 years working and managing various record stores, up to his present position for The Exchange in Cleveland, Ohio. Karen Laney began her career at Canton Graphic Arts after which she started her (nearly) 20 year run at the Quonset Hut. She is currently positioned at the USPS.
Due to time limitations, only a few selections per person will be played. A turntable will be provided, but we ask that you handle your personal records and assume any liability for normal wear and scratches. No registration is required. For more information, call the Main Library at 330-821-2665 ext. 216.