WHAT is showing someone your record collection except a chance to prove you’re better than them? Here are some ways to really be a wanker about it.
Make sure you’ve assembled a collection of your rarest vinyl and repeatedly ask the person ‘Have you heard this?’ They won’t have because only five people have ever listened to the South Korean Ambient Funk genre.
Set the ‘Can you hold this record for a second?’ trap. Look on in fake horror as they clumsily smudge it up then patronisingly show them how to hold a record properly.
Start DJing and ask a victim to pull out a particular record from your crate. As they hack hopelessly through the collection like they’ve got arthritis in both hands, take over the job. Then file through the records with the nimble finger dexterity of squirrel on speed.
Educate your target into inferiority as you give an endless sermon that connects the New-Icelandic Jazz Movement all the way back to the first time a farmer twanged a crude banjo in the Bronze Age.
Interrogate them on whether they can tell the difference between analogue and digital sound. When they can’t hear the ‘bass warmth’ sarcastically ask if they can tell the difference between coffee and tea.
Wear a t-shirt with a slogan like ‘I’ll take a perfect 180g repress over a shabby VG original every day’. Then laboriously explain what it means so they feel not even worthy to eject a CD.