Disclaimer: To all of you record collectors, this one may hurt a little bit. Let’s hope more Paul Anka and Herb Alpert records were used here instead of Dylan and Stones. Of all the recycled music media-as-substrate, I think the vinyl record has been put to more use than any. They’re large, cheap, and in great abundance (check your local thrift shop). A quick internet surf session unearthed three clever and inspiring uses of the antiquated (to some) media. Daniel Edlen paints haunting portraits directly onto the record by the same artist, (sacrificing a mint copy of Otis Redding or Miles Davis for art’s sake). Vinylux is a company offering various products made from recycled records: Notebooks, bowls, wall clocks etc. My favorite are the very chunky and modern cuff bracelets. Finally, Paul Villinski’s butterfly installations are a beautiful example of what can be created with the dicarded vinyl disc. (Enter your own metaphor of music and butterflies in flight here).