Why I Started my Vinyl Collection Channel – The Deep End Podcast Interview Highlights

I share on my cousins podcast why I decided to collect records as while as start a YouTube channel. We filmed this a few months ago, and thought it would be nice to share it. He also interviews me about my other creative projects on his podcast and you can hear that here- https://www.thedeependpod.com/podcast/episode/4a91648b/36-owning-your-music-ft-monica-lopez

(PS. I am 5 months pregnant at the time of filming. That’s why I have a belly!! lol)

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Shopping for Records – Goodwill Hunts!

I finally get the chance to go out and hunt for some used records at my local goodwill thrift stores. After listening to what I found I share my thoughts about the music I added to my collection. Enjoy!

Records mentioned:

Artist: Elvis Presley
Album: He Touched Me
Released: 1972

Artist: Elvis Presley
Album: From Memphis to Vegas / From Vegas to Memphis
Released: 1969

Artist: Henry Mancini
Album: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Soundtrack
Released: 1962

Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Album: Say You Will
Released: 2003

Record Hunting After Quarantine

I visit my local record store after the state wide quarantine moved into a new phase of opening up businesses. I go on a record hunt to find some classic artist at a small used record store in Southern California.

Albums/ Records mentioned in the video
Purity Ring, Womb 2020
Melanie, My First Album 1970
Melanie, Candles in the Rain 1970
Melanie, The Good Book 1971
Ray Charles, A Man and His Soul 1967

Talking Beach Boys Vinyl Records with Guest Cameron & What He’s Added to his Collection

This episode I invite Cameron, my fellow vinyl collector to talk Beach Boys records and share what he’s added to his collection recently. He shares how the Beach Boys’ Carl Wilson used music to share the hardship he faced as the pressure grew in the band success. Cameron is a music teacher and shares how complicated the Beach Boys harmonizing technique is. I added Beach Boys Greatest Hits to my collection so I wanted to talk with Cameron to learn more about who the Beach Boys were and why they were special. Albums Mentioned in the video: Beach Boys Greatest Hits (1961-1963) Beach Boys Endless Summer 1974 The Beach Boys: An American Family – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238064/Beach Boys – Pet Sounds – 1966 Beach Boys – Holland 1973 Carl Wilson and the Passions – So Tough (1972) “In My Room” from the Beach Boys ‘Surfer Girl’ album 1963 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l71pb… “In My Room” from Jacob Collier ‘In My Room’ album 2016 –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZgR2… Jacob Collier Tiny Desk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPBir… Take 6 – https://youtu.be/jY_TRATee8g Brian Wilson – I am Brian Wilson The Monkees TV Series (1966-1968) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvqeS… David Ryan Harris – Light Years (2014) Stevie Wonder – Hotter than July (1980) What Cameron added to his collection – Anderson .Paak- Venture (2019) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEdBe… Anderson .Paak – NPR Tiny Desk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ferZn… Marcus King – Carolina Confessions (2018) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIAy… Otis Redding – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTVjn…

Talking Music and Hip Hop with podcast host Isaiah Martinez

I interview my cousin, Podcast host Isaiah Martinez of The Deep End ask what type of music he likes and how he discovered he was able to make music himself. We have been encouraging each other in our creative endeavor ever since we were in childhood, so it was great to collaborate. In this video I interview him about his taste in music and how he started to create music himself. He also interviews me about vinyl collecting and my other creative projects on his podcast and you can hear that here- https://www.thedeependpod.com/podcast/episode/4a91648b/36-owning-your-music-ft-monica-lopez

I will edit some highlights and post them on this channel in the upcoming week. Enjoy!

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Come Record Shopping with Me (PRE QUARANTINE)

As I was missing going out and record shopping I remembered I had filmed myself going a few months ago but never edited it. I didn’t think it would be interesting, but now that the world has changed so dramatically, I appreciate the simpleness of a day going record shopping. Come with me as I search through records and find some to add to my collection. Albums mentioned: 20 Greatest Hits, The Beatles (1962-1970) Revolver, The Beatles (1966) Beach Boys Greatest Hits (1961-1963)

My Husband’s Top 5 Most Played Albums on Vinyl

With my husband home for the month from work I interview him about what top records he enjoy playing and how he discovered the albums. These are the records I often hear at home playing on the record player. Albums mentioned Conan The Barbarian Soundtrack – 1982 Roy Ayers You Send Me – 1978 John Lennon Collection – 1982 (corrected) The Four Tops Greatest Hits – 1967 Caldera Sky Islands – 1977

Sharing Music Favorites from Comments

Last episode I shared my two favorite female artist that I have in my collection. I got a ton of recommendations for some women artist to check out —— here are some of the ones that stood out to me. Thank you to everyone who shared an artist in the comments. Female Artist in my Record Collection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZPuL… Female Artist Recommendation Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Cameron’s Record Collection Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgLsj… Bands and Artist mention in video: Massive Attack- “Paradise Circus” vocals by Hope Sandoval Claudine Longet, French artist popular in the 60s & 70s The Breeders & Pixies from the 90s First Aid Kit, Stay Gold 2014 Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone . pastry cline, Emmylou Harris, Suzanne Vega, Rosanne Cash

Female Artist in My Record Collection

I share my favorite female artist for Women International Day (March 8). Françoise Hardy is a French artist from the 60’s, she has over 27 albums, a life time of creating music. I own three of her albums and still collecting records I come across from her. She creates such beautiful music. Next, I share one of the first albums I ever owned, Mazzy Star, a rock band from the 90’s. Fade into You was a song that caught my attention while watching Angus, a teen pop film from 1995.Hope you enjoy my vinyl shares this week. Albums in my Collection: Françoise Hardy Message personnel 1973 La Question 1971 Mazzy Star So Tonight That I Might See 1993

CD Collection Haul, Goodwill cds I've found this season

I share the cds I’ve picked up from goodwill trips, and give a small review of each album that I’ve spent time with. Many times I take a chance on some albums since the cost is a few bucks. Sometimes I am lucky and end up really enjoying the album, other times I walk away with just one song I enjoyed. Albums I added to my collection this season My Morning Jacket Z 2005 Moby Everything is Wrong 1995 Adele 25 2015 Death Cab for Cutie Plans 2005 Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys 2011 Death Cab for Cutie The Photo Album 2001 Justin Bieber Purpose 2015 Garden State Soundtrack 2004 Halsey Badlands 2015 Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 1965 Illinois Sufjan Stevens 2005 Simon & Garfunkel The Concert in Central Park 1982 Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication 1999 Radiohead Hail to the Thief 2003 Third Eye Blind Out of Vain 2007 Josh Groban Noel 2007

Thriftstore hunting for my music collection

I go on a hunt to discover some new music and revisit music I loved but forgot about. Goodwill can often be a place to discover cds and donated records. It takes time to dig in the pile but once in a while I find some hidden treasures. *To anyone who notices the small details in videos, my toddler disappears because I dropped her off at grandmas. Music Added to my collection on this adventures. Artist: Nat King Cole Album: The Best of Release date: October 18, 1994 Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers Album: Californication Released: 1999 Artist: Aretha Franklin Album: The Very Best Of Released: 1994 Artist: The Wedding Singer Album: Soundtrack Released: 1998 Artist: Fiona Apple Album: Tidal Released: 1996

Hunting for Vinyl and Cds

I go record hunting this weekend to find some new music. I visit my local record store with my toddler to find some vintage music. Day 2 I invite my friend Christina to join me, a 90’s music expert and musician her self shares with me her favorite 90’s rock artist and alternative rock albums. We visit Uplands new record store called Dr. Strange (Punk Rock Record Store) and Pennylane Record Shop The albums I collected this time around: Johnny Cash – San Quentin Performance 1969 Kings of Convenience – Riot on an Empty Street 2004 Miike Snow – iii 2016 Christina’s Collection Phil Collins – Greatest Hits released 1998

Sharing Music Favorites from YouTube Comments

I went through my comments to find some awesome music recommendations from the vinyl community, I give a review of the artist/album and hope to introduce to you some new music to check out. Thank you to everyone who shares music with me, I still have a few to go through. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Find me on Instagram @moniemuse Radio Dept Clinging to a Scheme (2010) Kurt Vile Walking on a Pretty Daze (2013) Built to Spill Keep it like a Secret (1999) Melanie Safka Left Over Wine (1969) This Mortal Coil Song: Song to the Siren (1984) Avril Lavigne Head Above Water (2019) Micheal Kiwanuka Love & Hate (2016)

Vinyl Tag 2020 | Shout out

I share my record collection (and including some cds as well) in 2020 Vinyl Tag. I picked a few of the vinyl community questions to answer. I also share some of my top 3 favorite vinyl community channels. This episode shows what type of music I collect and why. Vinyl tag Best find of 2019 – Tim Buckley Favorite album of 2019 – Maggie Rogers Novelty record – Smallville soundtrack B-side – The Radio Dept Wish I was there (live concert) – Bon Iver ii Repress Record – Beatles Discography – Coldplay & Washed out Music Book recommendation – Bob Dylan Underrated album – Iron and Wine Album with a good batting average – Radiohead Album turning 20 – Moby Podcast with the story: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/heavyweight

Top Albums of the Decade (Part 2: 2012 to 2014)

I list my favorite top albums from the decade of the 2010’s. This episode focuses on the year 2012, 2013 and 2014. I share my most loved albums and bands that I discovered over the years with you, and know you will be introduced to at least one band or album you missed last decade that you will love – OR at least I hope. TOP ALBUMS 2012 – Crystal Castles, (III) 2008 – Crystal Castles – Self Titled 2012 – Grimes, Visions 3rd studio album 2013 – Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City 2013 – Daughters, If you Leave 2011 – Daughters, The Wild Youth EP 2013 – CHVRCH, Recover, Ep 2013 – CHVRCH, The Bones of what You Believe 2014 – Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Winter Ep 2017 – Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Revival 2014 – The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dreams 2017 – The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding

My Top Albums of the Decade (2010-2011)

I share my top albums from the decade starting with this first video focusing on 2010-2011. The way I enjoyed music back then was digital downloads and listening for free on youtube, which lead me to discover some great artist and music videos.


Beach House, Teen Dream -Beach house is a Baltimore indie rock band. Song sound: organ, slow, mellow Song highlight: I’ll take care of you. Caught me eye: vintage style, free spirited music video

Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History – First album Three guys from Northern Ireland Upbeat, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Dance Rock Driving music, I discovered on youtube One of the best concerts, live performances

Hammock, Chasing After Shadows… American, ambient post rock band from Nashville Orchestral arrangements with electronic beats, piano and guitars 10 albums / 5th album Most relaxing, hypnotizing music perfect to write or create with. Inspired after hearing it.


Washed out (2009, Life of Leisure) EP : influential music bloggers found his music on myspace . He says hip hop influences the way he write songs. Within and Without, 2011 – first studio album Song style: electronic, dreamy, indie pop, chill wave Songs about touch, and feeling close to someone

Tycho, Dive American musician, composer songwriter, producer Combination of downtempo vintage-style synthesizers and ambient melodies. His sound is very organic, (e.g. weather broadcasts, simple talking, or breathing). His music is characterized by a mixture of electronic synths, live instrumentation, and vintage sound clips. Chillwave, ambient, post rock When you listen to its like a start of a movie.

M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming Futuristic French American electronic band Synth pop, dream pop, post rock I was introduce to them with their song We Own the Sky, it was youthful and romantic A double album, says its mainly about dreams. And that’s what it feels like Each track is different Song Midnight city, is so alive, exiting, it was their breakthrough single.

What I added to my record collection 2019

A small record haul of what I added to my collection this past season. I visited my local record shop, goodwill and received one as a gift! Tim Buckley Happy Sad 1969 Coldplay Ghost Stories 2014 Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Trouble Water 1970 Art Garfunkel Fate for Breakfast 1979 Nat King Cole Unforgettable 1954 Tony Bennett Snowfall 1968 Bing Crosby White Christmas 1945 Benny Goodmen Greatest Hits Release 1997