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Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:46 am
On the old turntable today: Joe Walsh, Jefferson Airplane, Yardbirds, Richie Havens, Waylon and Willie, Supertramp, Steve Winwood. I'm surprised how little noise is on these records considering their age. Don't know if it's the new needle or today's sound systems but I never remember them being that clear before. Now I need to find an inexpensive way to tuirn all this vinyl into MP3s for my Ipod.
Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:38 pm
Haven't had any music playing for a few days so I loaded the Beatles' Rubber Soul, Abbey Road and Yellow Submarine albums on the turntable. Soon as I heard the first few notes of "Drive my car" from Rubber Soul I had a flashback moment of a 1964 Mercury I had at the time - 4 door with a 352 4bbl, straight pipes, 4:10 gears and a 3 on the tree. I also remember it ate U-joints like crazy. A girlfriend at the time broke one on her first attempt at driving a standard. After that I used to sing "Baby you can't drive my car" to her every time we'd hear the song on the radio.
Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:26 pm
"You CAN'T drive my car!"
Hey, Maritime...I know you have your hands full with that drunk blown BBC, but I saw this Audio-Technica unit online the other night...
http://www.digitaltechnews.com/news/200 ... vinyl.html
I don't know if they have a Guitar Center (franchise) in the Nova Scotia area, but they have a Pioneer system that's a little more expensive. From what I've learned through many experiences of replacing cheap audio equipment, is that if it's expensive, it's good. The memory that stands out the most is the casette duplicating deal...I went through 3 cheap ones in 3 years, then after talking to my buddy Colin who at the time was doing Pro Audio Sound with Warner Brothers, now he does his own thing out there, I went and bought a Tascam casette duplicator for 3 times what I paid for one of those off-the-shelf Sears monthly specials. It worked flawlessly and twice as fast and at twice the quality for 12 years...this was back in the analog days...CDs were just starting to break through, and MP3s were just a twinkle in some Apple tech's eye...Cheers, WC1
Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:29 pm
not a fan of her but this was cool last night
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:55 am
Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:25 am
Listening to 1970's music channel on the dish while working on the 'puter. It's been fun trying to guess the title, artist and year of the songs before looking at the display on the TV. Seems I remember the early 70's stuff the best.
Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:26 pm
Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:30 am
saw James the other night.... really enjoyed it
Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:13 pm
JT is a pro's pro...great band, a variety of styles, songs, moods...he's got an instantly recognizable voice...whether it's gut-bucket blues, soft, gentle ballads, soul classics or straight-ahead rock n' roll, it's James Taylor. I don't know why, but "Bridge Over Troubled Water" always made a picture of James Taylor appear in my mind's eye. Somehow I thought that Paul Simon wrote that song to him. The poetic troubador image belied one hard-living dude back in the day. He covered Keith Richards' action and went him one more. He'd already cleaned up by the time Keef's (many) skeletons spilled out of the closet...I respect JT for staying the course and not trying to turn himself into something he's not. He just jammed out. He's green, but he's also cool and easy-going. His approach is more down-to-earth than so many of his peers. I have always disliked Jackson Browne, for instance. When I was popular in town as a songwriter, I performed a song I wrote against him. It was my most requested number. But I derail. JT is the man. Cheers, WC1
PS: He was cool in "Two Lane Blacktop"...mixed reviews from drag racers...for one thing, they were "pro" street racers...also the dialogue revealed that him and Dennis Wilson knew absolutely nothing about that engine...the movie was more image than substance, anyway...I was glad to see him stick to playing music...
Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:54 pm
The Who - Join Together
Ozark Mountian Daredevils - If You Want To Get To Heaven