In July of 2014, Jonathan Shifflett and Cooper Kenward drove from San Francisco to New York City interviewing record collectors about their personal collections and the preservation of vinyl. Those interviews became the first 10 episode season of Vinyl Asides. After the trip was over, Jonathan and Cooper decided to host the episodes on their own website and add a music blog. Jonathan lives in Los Angeles and plays a wicked fiddle. Cooper resides in San Francisco and is a freelance editor.