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 […]
David Lynch’s Twin Peaks returns in May for Season 3. Damn. I don’t have words to describe my excitement. Showtime In the meantime, the Fire Walk With Me soundtrack is getting the vinyl reissue treatment this week. Death Waltz
Double Helix cables work out of Austin, Texas. I discovered them for myself while perusing the Head-Fi forums about a year ago. Cables are big business in audio, of course, and after-market or custom cables are ever present in the personal audio world. Based on my reading, a large number of high end headphone listeners eventually […]
Don’t play guitar on that song, play that song with your guitar. It took me a long time to understand this, as a musician, and even longer as a human being. Working on it.
If you’re a music and/or tech nerd (me), you may already be aware of the new digital format that experienced a limited release this month, and, is currently occupying many of the denizens of online audio forums. MQA. If that’s not you, then this is for you… What is it? Look here. MQA is the […]
Tidal has added more MQA Masters records today, and I’m a bit more jazzed. I’m using the software decoding, since the Yggdrasil isn’t ready for MQA. Listening to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot now, and it sounds lovely. Again, it feels less compressed in this version – wide open – and so spatial cues are more there. […]
What is it? From the source: MQA I have avoided reading much about it, since I first heard word in 2015, as I did not expect to have access to music in the MQA format without a dac to decode it. That changed this morning, when Tidal HIFI subscribers were given the option to stream MQA […]