Well, nearly no one; as it turns out, there’s one man who’s very interested in it indeed. This weekend the NY Times posted an article on the incredible story of Zero Freitas – a wealthy Brazilian business owner with a compulsion for record collecting so great that he has to employ a team of interns to catalog it. While men with sizable vinyl collections are certainly nothing new, Zero’s personal stash takes things comfortably to the next level. Consisting of obscure, rare and potentially unheard finds from all over the world, his 25,000-square-foot warehouse is home to several million recorded albums, and he’s buying more all the time.
It’s a remarkable story of one man’s passion bordering on obsession, laced with hope of a future for music that would otherwise have been lost to the world forever. To read it in full, click here.