WAY back in December 2009, in a post titled Nostalgia: Vinyl Records Edition, I wrote about a trip with my son to a local eatery, an eatery known as much for their Russian dumplings as they are for the record player and vast vinyl record collection they have in the main seating area, available for … Continue reading Vinyl Records Are Magic!
Several recent posts and periodic older entries simultaneously show my age and reveal my fondness for vinyl records, and today I’ve come across an absolutely stunning turntable design concept. Via Yanko Design, the Turnstyle: Now, the commenters do make some good points concerning possible flaws in the design from an audio technology standpoint, but it’s … Continue reading More on Vinyl. This time, bringing the sexy.
The day before New Year’s Eve, I wrote about a promise I’d made to my son a year earlier and hadn’t kept, a promise to buy a turntable so that he could explore the 200 or so vinyl records I had stored in our basement, records that hadn’t been touched in 15 years. Finally, I … Continue reading Vinyl Update
A week or so ago I took my 12-year old son Julian to an unusual Bellingham restaurant. Pel Meni sells Russian dumplings, called, well, pel meni, and besides a selection of soft drinks to go with the dumplings, that is all they sell. If you like a varied menu, this is not your kind of … Continue reading Nostalgia: Vinyl Records Edition
Wow, January’s been one helluva month for deaths of musicians and entertainers that I’ve admired, so much so that I haven’t been able to keep up and post my reactions. I managed to mark the passing of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, but then came Glenn Frey of the The Eagles (not someone I was … Continue reading Video Fridays: R.I.P. Paul Kantner
Man, it’s been a brutal December for rock & roll. Joe Cocker, Iconic Rock Singer, Dead at 70 Even if The New York Times insists that the “celebrities die in threes” thing is a myth, I know I wasn’t alone in wondering who would be next, when music legends Bobby Keys and Ian McLagan died … Continue reading R.I.P. Joe Cocker
When I was a sophomore at Rutgers University, I read an article in the school newspaper that mentioned an album that was very near and dear to my heart, The Who‘s 1973 masterpiece Quadrophenia. And, because I was a serious music geek, obsessed with Rock & Roll on a scholarly level, and because I was … Continue reading Quadrophenia & “The Universal Adolescent Problem”
Listen people! Don’t fall for the hype! Being told that memory foam was developed by NASA doesn’t help one bit when you lay your head down, night after miserable night, on what feels like a sack of brown sugar in a pillow case. Yeah, the gal in the photo to the right looks like she’s … Continue reading Damn You, Memory Foam Pillow!
When I think back on the 1970s, the decade when I became a music geek and soaked up everything I could get my ears on, I can instantly summon a soundtrack in my head, filled with all of the glorious tunes that pulsed from FM radio and my growing vinyl record collection. Prominent in that … Continue reading Video Fridays: Steely Dan
As mentioned last week, I was just in Colorado, and I had the most pleasant surprise at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, where I discovered the work of Terry Maker. I say “pleasant surprise” because, I admit, having never been to Colorado Springs, I had let the mountain (pun intended) of what I didn’t … Continue reading Eyecatchers: Terry Maker