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Nate and Bryon chat with Vinyl Grind owner and record collector Blake Delaney about the upcoming Maximum Ames Livestream Special, the current state of local businesses during a pandemic, and which 80s vinyl gems are some of their favorites.
In the inaugural episode of the Physical Media Blog Podcast, Nate and Bryon each pick 5 Iowa CDs that meant a lot to them, discussing the albums and their experiences with the music and the people who made it. Hear about the impact of the Ames Progressive, Bi-Fi Records, and Iowa's influential Trailer Records label, along with lots of tangents into Iowa's rich music history!