Is expensive better?

Paul McGowan writes: Our culture is pre-programmed to relate better with expensive. A $10,000 preamp surely sounds and performs better than one half its price. Yet, intellectually we know that isn’t necessarily true. A $40,000 Rolex watch tells no better time than a $20 Timex. Understanding that which isn’t necessarily true doesn’t easily equate to […]

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Anarchy in the UK: punk’s early years

    Sean O’Hagen writes as follows: ” Sheila Rock’s fascinating photographs of punk, which have been turned into a lavish book, document the scene in its thrilling infancy. Nearly 40 years on, she explains why she never dreamed her work would prove so significant. ‘I was simply in the right place at the right […]

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Why watts ain’t watts

Paul McGowan: Before we get started on different amplifiers and why some seem to sound more dynamic than others, I wanted to clear up a couple of points about yesterday’s post showing how many watts it takes to get appropriate dynamic range. All the measurements we described were anechoic chamber measurements: meaning there was no […]

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Golden Fingers: An Interview with Jazz Piano Legend Mulgrew Miller

Jazz Bassist Jonah Jonathan Interviews Legendary Jazz Pianist Mulgrew Miller. Mulgrew Miller is one of the golden fingers of jazz. February 2012. Mulgrew Miller passed away on May 29th, 2013 from complications from a massive stroke. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest jazz pianists to ever grace the planet. More music […]

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Randy Newman / Tom Rush – 2 Album Bundle (Limited 2 x CD)

Bundle includes 2 live radio performances as follows: 22 Songs – The Moore Theater,Seattle 1974 (CD) by Randy Newman The Moore Theater,Seattle, WA KISW-FM Broadcast 1974. Superb Live performance of Randy Newman from the Moore Theater, Seattle in 1974. Touring in support of the critical & commercial success of the just released ‘Good Old Boy’s’ album.  […]

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DAVID FREIBERG: Interview by John Barthel

It was a warm sunny morning, as I drove through the rolling oak covered hills of Marin County. I had just left the town of Navato California and was heading towards David’s place, when the tape I was listening to went into “Pride Of Man”. It was then that I really got exited about the […]

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