Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
Filed under Guest Post, Music, Open thread at November 20th, 2015 - 5:04 pm
Filed under Music, Open thread at October 30th, 2015 - 6:00 am
The Pirate Princesses went plundering last night and returned with much loot! Gramma and Mrs Coldwarrior took them out for a long walk in the town. Grampa and I had a few hand crafted ‘Barefoot Fia’s Left Coast APAs’ on the front porch and handed out loot to the parade of tricksters and treaters. So all sugared up, the twins went to Gramma’s for a week. The Puti has school (1st grade) so she has to stay with me. I am off sick with a great case of Bronchitis…hello steroids and albuterol and the good cough syrup…and sense my sleep is all effed up from working nights, I am up at 0300…
This gives me a chance to get caught up with some hi-fidelity. I have been rediscovering all of my vinyl; 5 ft of shelf with everything from Beethoven to Johny Lee Hooker to Miles Davis to The Clash to Iron Maiden. I got a really nice cartridge for the turntable i bought in 1988 (damn am i old!), cleaned everything up, got a decent in-line pre-amp, set up the table and the H/K amp to analog and Ah YES! The sound of vinyl is so much better than CD’s. It really is amazing…and now the OCD starts…upgrade the cartridge to a Grado or Orotofon….upgrade the table to a Pro-Ject or Music Hall…it never ends!!!
One thing that I have noticed, the new LPs are heavier and thicker than the old ones. I got the latest Lone Bellow on vinyl. it weighs almost twice as much as most of the vinyl i have from the past 5 decades (no, i wasn’t buying vinyl in the 60’s or 70’s…it was GIVEN to me!).
Enjoy your weekend and Happy All Hallow’s Eve
Filed under Music, Open thread at August 27th, 2015 - 8:00 pm
i have to go back to work.
slakerz. see yinz in next week.
czek these cats out
The Lone Bellow
Filed under Entertainment, Music, OOT, Open thread at August 17th, 2015 - 10:00 pm
Funny that several other folks mentioned Jim Henson in the CW Needs Some Time Off thread. Guess that’s as good a time as any to unleash the Season 4 Finale of Epic Rap Battles of History!
It’s CLOB-…er, I mean Overnight Open Thread Time!