PS AUDIO: Streaming Audio and Other Rants

Written by Jay Jay French First off, I hope many of you are listening to my new Podcast called The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music (available on Spotify, Apple Music and Podcastone.com) Great topics, great guests, and my new book, Twisted Business: Lessons From my Life in Rock n Roll is coming out […]

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GINGER BAKER: Is correct to say that Mitch Mitchell, the drummer in the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was a hopeless journeyman?

MICHAEL PAULL writes … Before getting into this, a few facts to consider: -Ginger Baker is a drummer who is deeply admired by many of the most iconic drummers in the business. The guy could play. So for what it’s worth, when he, on a rare occasion, happens to say someone else is good, he’s […]

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Howard Popeck speaks at length to people with interesting things to say: Mr. Dominique Mafrand, the driving force behind French audio maker l’enceintebleue

Hello Dominique. How did your interest in music reproduction start? It began when I was very young. One of my four brothers studied electronics at school and found a job in a French company called Ferisol manufacturing professional electronics equipment for the industry. It was back in 1960/1965. It was the beginning of pop music […]

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“I need help with a long gone speaker manufacturer” and Howard Popeck goes off the deep end about Linn Saras, their legacy and why anyone today wanting to invest money to be a speaker maker is nuts!

Published here previously Hello Howard. I came across your very good blog whilst looking for Linn Sara information. I wonder if you have any knowledge of another Speaker Manufacture? I purchased a set of Principal Design PD150 speakers in the mid to late 80s. One drive unit has developed a fault so I have been […]

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LOCKDOWN: Discs from Igor Levit, Daumants Liepiņš and Bayreuth

Levit’s double album of Bach, Brahms and Reger captures the lockdown mood. Plus, Wagner at Wahnfried, a rising-star pianist’s debut, and where Derek Jarman meets Henryk Górecki https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/dec/12/igor-levit-encounter-review-wagner-at-wahnfried-bayreuth-christian-thielemann-daumants-liepins-debut-strange-concord-derek-jarman-prospect-cottage-ben-whishaw

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Don’t miss this!

Phill Jupitus and Clare Grogan want your stories, dedications and memories about a stack of classic BBC Music performances, around the theme of friendship. Check out the selections on the Clips page and email us jukebox@bbc.co.uk to request a song and give us your reason why. Choose from the likes of Carole King, Paul Simon, […]

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SOLEDGE: Howard Popeck speaks at length to people with interesting things to say: Mr. Raphaël Bini, the driving force behind French audio maker Soledge High End Wireless Audio System.

Hello Raphaël. How did your interest in music reproduction start? Well, I suppose everything starts with music listening during as a youth, with a father playing music, either on a piano or guitar, or on his HiFi system. Then, my father being an electrician and repairing TV sets, meant that I grew up with electronic […]

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