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BillD last won the day on November 12 2011

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    William B. Dibble
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    Retired Aerospace Engineer/Computer Scientist

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    Halloween Music

    Anyone have favorites to scare the little kiddies that come trick-or-treating? Of course, the classic is Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, a great piece of music, and it deserves to be heard. It's become associated with Halloween as the ultimate example of spooky music mostly because it was used in all those old movies that featured mad organists playing their subterranean instruments beneath old opera buildings in the middle of the night. Another great album I play on Halloween is Witches Brew with Alexander Gibson conducting the New Symphony Orchestra of London.
  2. Over in the Dark Tower, there has been some discussion about how computers were not fit to rip CDs. If you still go over there, you might want to read the thread, and the beginnings of this thread too, especially the excellent article by Robert Harley. Anyway, the discussions over there prompted me to post what has become known to some over there as "The Post"
  3. Welcome, Bob. I know your posts will be of great interest to all of us here. Many followed the building of the CarverFest amps.
  4. He's kind of an unusual guy, I understand, but he knows his stuff.
  5. My point is that bad music can be produced on any medium.
  6. Glad you decided to take the plunge.
  7. . You can probably get a used copy somewhere like Amazon
  8. I have one (from the '70s) that I think is expired. Doesn't light a neon bulb.
  9. Excuse my stupidity, but what is the Phoenix Audio Forum all about. What is its affiliation? Is there a like set of products behind the forum?
  10. Actually, there are a lot of factors that are contributing to the decline of the music industry. Part of the blame is with the record producers that just couldn't see the digital revolution and fought it tooth and nail all the way. Napster played a part by distracting these folks from changing mode to protecting mode. Clearly the internet is where you will, in the future, get your music, liner notes, information on groups, etc. What is needed is a unfettered distribution channel for the music you want, in a format that suits your tendencies. I'd be willing to download an album in 24-bit 192kHz FLAC, and pay more for it than the guy that wants it in MP3. If either Amazon or the iTunes Music Store could negotiate with the labels for that, perhaps everything would be fine. But I don't see the labels budging off their press and print model — and so crappy music and piracy will prevail. I read Appetite for Self-Destruction by Steve Knopper. It lays it all out in there, and is an interesting read if you are into the history of the record labels and their heads, but a little tedious at times.
  11. Aren't your walls made of adobe (). You shouldn't have range problems with the mini near where your main rig is.
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