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The Vinyl Anachronist

Marc and his beloved Colleen at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, just a few miles from their home

by Marc Phillips
Part C: Happy 100th Column!
(October 2014)

It's hard to know what to say about Marc Philips since we've had the pleasure of working with him for over 15 years, making him our longest-running, ongoing contributor, with his regular 'Vinyl Anarchronist' column here. It's become so ubiquitous that we can't imagine an issue of PSF without it anymore.

What's amazing about his work isn't just the steady quality of it but that you can learn so much from it. Even after dozens and dozens of columns (which you can see here in his own archive) that he's now done, he still has plenty of wisdom to share about the audio world- he seems like an endless repository of knowledge and ideas (which makes him an editor's dream too). And long before it was hip to start loving a supposedly out of date format like vinyl, he was singing its praises for a while now.

To mark Marc's 100th column here, we wanted to do something special so we asked him to pick his own 'greatest hits' and favorite columns over the years. We also did an interview with him to find out even more about him, his work and his thoughts on the future of music audio systems and vinyl. As is always the case with him, there's still plenty to learn and we're all the richer for it.

And as always, we have to say 'thank you Marc.' We're already looking forward to your next column.

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