Starting with a wide-angle, let’s put our hobby up against the backdrop of the current state of our larger world and the US. There’s a lot to worry about. I’m thankful I’ve the time and means to also worry about how my hifi sounds. Perspective. I am, I suppose, format-agnostic. I stream music using Tidal […]
The Respect the Grooves series picks up again with music I think more people should know. Today, it’s a short list of experimental music from artists spread over the world. In this instance, this ramblers listening habits lean more toward a blend of acoustic and electronic instruments. And while I dig improvised experiments, I do […]
This week we’re talking about Klipsch, Clearaudio, horn speakers, Luxman vintage integrated amps, music and more. Listen here, and browse the photos. Note: I misspoke and said “626 tubes” when referring to the 1626 tubes. There are more photos on Instagram as well. Music provided courtesy of Brendan Murphy. Listen to Source Victoria’s latest record […]
Just when you thought it was safe…I’ve a new vintage gear project coming up. This weeks cast will cover a 35 year old Luxman integrated amp, a recent cartridge upgrade on my Clearaudio ‘table, and new music from The Bad Plus, among others. Historically, we’ve generated no revenue from the site, and, are now […]
A brief post on Audiostream.com this morning led me to the bit below. Please take a look. The link below will take you to the original piece written by Artist Rights advocate Blake Morgan. A critical issue that deserves all our attention. https://thetrichordist.com/2018/01/08/the-slippery-slope-of-censorship-huffpost-pulls-story-critical-of-spotify-ahead-of-ipo/?blogsub=confirmed#blog_subscription-2
Sometimes absurdity is the only proper response. This week it’s Dave King, drummer/composer of The Bad Plus, his YouTube series, Rational Funk and online show, Lights Cameron Jackson. Also I’m rambling on Tidal streaming service and Roon music player software and more music. My favorite episode: Rational Funk #15 More from Dave King and friends […]
This week it’s British pop legends, Talk Talk, Schiit Audio’s Yggdrasil dac, the Eitr, and, the usual ramblings.
Went to see some friends play last night at the Rebel Lounge. They were great, as always. There are few things better than hanging with friends watching live music. That said, I wasn’t sure we’d stay long. School night, and all. Thankfully, we did hang in, as the sparsely populated room was treated to an […]
One of my favorite features on NPR.org is Jazz Night in America. It’s been awhile since I’ve shared anything from the site, and this week’s feature is an interesting one. I’ve not yet seen the film, but plan to soon. Listen in for some real jazz musicians thoughts about the film.
Last night we saw Antonio Sanchez perform the Birdman score in front of the big(ish) screen. I don’t have any photos of the event, but wanted to post some thoughts on an inspiring evening. Sanchez was humble, thoughtful and funny as he opened the evening with the story of his Birdman experience – growing up in […]