In the vinyl collecting world, the combination of the two words in this post title above is the bane of most record hoarders' lives. Sometimes their quest to keep their records preserved and free from foreign bodies can become an obsession. Personally I don't mind the odd bit of static or a crusty sounding drum break, and I buy my records to rock them not just to stick in a pile for posterity. However if we were instead talking about the website DUST & GROOVES, then I would go as far as to say it is a serious contender for the best vinyl related site on the web.
Set up and run by EILON PAZ (a serious collector himself who has a long standing love for photography also), the site documents some of the more serious record collectors across the globe and features EILON's amazing photography. The site has been running for some years already but has recently undergone a re-vamp and is now bumper full of interviews and extraordinary photos taken everywhere from New York to Paris and from Cuba to right here in London. If YOU are a serious vinyl collector then you NEED to get over to DUST & GROOVES and indulge in all things vinyl. If you've not been over to DUST & GROOVES before then you are in for a real treat I promise you.