BOWIE: How did he write music?

NEIL A writes … Many writers use various means to create music, and Bowie seems to have been one of these. The early songs appear to have been written in a very traditional way, by sitting down at a guitar or piano and finding chord structures that worked, then putting a tune to that, and […]

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MERIDIAN AUDIO NOT ON EBAY: Dozens of pre-owned pieces FOR SALE

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STUDER NOT ON EBAY

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How could Paul McCartney criticize George Harrison’s songwriting abilities after George wrote Something? Something has got to be in the top 10 Beatle songs.

G ROWLAND writes … ‘Something’ is a lovely song, but if you were Paul McCartney you’d have some license to regard it as charming but ultimately somewhat naive, a bit of an easy win for a composer. Why? Because the harmonic structure relies on something which is known as ‘Line Cliche’ in music theory, which […]

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JESSE WINCHESTER: Defying Gravity (CD)

  American audiences wouldn’t be able to see their acclaimed expatriate in person until a full decade after he’d left the country to resist the war draft. Thanks to President Carter’s declaration of amnesty for resisters, Jesse Winchester would eventually mark his anticipated return to the USA in April 1977. However, Winchester marked his gratitude […]

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(Hi-Fi) Rules are made to be broken but only if they first serve as a starting point to which we pay attention.

Rules are made to be broken and I cannot think of a better one to break than that of the Rule of Thirds. When that rule is applied to loudspeaker setup it calls for the room to be broken up into thirds: 1/3 of the room’s longest dimension away from the front wall is where […]

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ELVIS: Did he really dislike the Beatles as claimed in Elvis Found Alive?

J. Spangler writes: Yes he did. Especially John Lennon. As related by author Chris Hutchins (who for some unknown reason confused the California Bel-Air mansion with Graceland when relating this anecdote {The Beatles and Elvis never met at Graceland}), who took the Fab Four to meet the King at his mansion at 525 Perugia Way, […]

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ARCAM NOT ON EBAY: Dozens of pre-owned non-AV pieces FOR SALE

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Mahalia Jackson’s Gospel Book by Mahalia Jackson

Considered by many to be as the greatest gospel singer ever to live, Mahalia Jackson’s popularity extended across racial divides, she was gospel’s first superstar, and even decades after her death she remains, for many listeners, a defining symbol of the music’s transcendent power. With her singularly expressive contralto, Jackson continues to inspire the generations […]

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