As someone who once worked at the now-defunct chain Tower Records (I was employed at one in Seattle where Soundgarden members or Sir Mix-A-Lot would sometimes pop in), I'm looking forward to Colin Hanks' documentary, 'All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records.'

Hanks grew up in Sacramento, where Tower Records first began. As he tells NY Mag's Vulture column: "The fact that it was based there was sort of a point of civic pride, so I've always had this connection with Tower based on its location but also its history, which is incredibly fascinating."

The actor says, "I spent a lot of time in Tower Records. I'm a huge music nerd, and Tower was instrumental to me when I was growing up."

It's kind of ironic that the movie, about how the Internet helped kill the music industry, was funded by the grassroots Kickstarter site.

And Hanks admits the debate over digital vs. vinyl has significance not just for music lovers, but for the movie industry as well.
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