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About zumbini

  • Birthday 11/11/1952

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    Zack's Dad

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    Chester, VA
  • RealName
    Dominick Zumbo
  • Occupation
    Plant Engineer (retired)

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  1. My old Carver tee is in tatters so I'm ready for a new one. 2 if I can get a long sleeve tee or sweatshirt suitable for Chicago winters.
  2. Update, long overdue... In 2020 I drove up to Chicago to spend some time with family and assist my Mom with therapy after a hip replacement. (She was 94!) She passed away from natural causes at the end of April. That was unexpected but she was finally pain free and reunited with my Dad. I stuck around to take care of the house while the estate was settled and sent most of the next year going through her things and diving them up amongst my siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles. Eventually I bought the house that had been occupied by us since 1960 and moved my stuff up from VA. (My ex, her husband, and Zack's 1/2 brother are still living there.) Speaking of Zack, he moved to Denver over a year ago and really enjoys skiing on real mountains and attending concerts at Red Rocks. Unfortunately he got caught in the tech downturn several months ago but received a generous severance package which has allowed him to get back into playing in a band (drumming with a local DJ) while looking for full time employment. He's been in Chicago several times since he was riffed included a few weeks ago when he attended the North Coast music festival (he's a huge fan of Big Gigantic!) and helped me move the big Polks he got from @dcl from my garage into the basement. It's pushing 2 am here so I'll leave you with a photo and a promise to come back real soon!
  3. Here you go AJ: Home > The Audio Chain > Interconnects/speaker cables/power cords > organizing on a budget
  4. Jazz at the Pawnshop is a live multi-session recording by Gert Palmcrantz made at Jazzpuben Stampen (Pawnshop) in Stockholm, Sweden on December 6–7, 1976. Proprius Records founder Jacob Boethius produced the album which is widely regarded by as the best jazz recording of the 20th Century. Arne Domnérus (alto sax, clarinet), Bengt Hallberg (piano), Lars Erstrand (vibes), Georg Riedel (bass), Egil Johansen (drums)
  5. A belated Happy Birthday @Greg Viggiano
  6. Thanks for the system pix@mydogbart! Your gear doesn't have to be fancy to be effective. ENJOY THE MUSIC!
  7. This is another album that takes me back to my years in Nevada. It's the first of 2 albums (Bang and Miami) to feature future Deep Purple guitarist Tommy Bolin.
  8. Dang dude! That's quite the toy room. Congrats on your latest acquision.
  9. I was living in a small cabin made with ties from the Las Vegas and Tonapah Railroad when this was released in 1975. The blue heron that nested on the pond behind the cabin would sit on the porch steps rocking it's head from side to side every time I played it.
  10. Admittedly, Tom Waits is an acquired taste. Of his many albums Small Change is my favorite because it takes me back to some of the shady strip clubs and brothels I visited during my time in Nevada. When asked about the relative success of the album Waits stated "I'd say there's probably more songs off that record that I continued to play on the road, and that endured. Some songs you may write and record but you never sing them again. Others you sing em every night and try and figure out what they mean. "Tom Traubert's Blues" was certainly one of those songs I continued to sing, and in fact, close my show with."
  11. JJ Cale, the musician's musician and one of the originators of the "Tusla Sound", has been covered by a wide range of artists from Dr. Hook to Widespread Panic. He was also a strong influence on Eric Clapton, Mark Knofler and Neil Young.
  12. My local progressive rock station (WXRT Chicago, 93.1 MHz) had a penchant for digging up jems. This 1989 King's X album was one of them.
  13. Original version of Chitlins con Carne from Kenny Burrell's 1963 album Midnight Blue (another LP recorded and engineered by Rudy Van Gelder). Features Burrell on guitar, Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Major Holley on bass, Bill English on drums and Ray Barretto on conga.
  14. I guess I got that gear wanderlust out of my system. I assembled my first component system in the early 70's. It was a Pioneer SA-6100 integrated amp, Technics SL1200 turntable, Panasonic cassette deck and Sansui speakers. By the time I left Nevada in 1976 I had upgraded to a Pioneer SA-8100 integrated amp and CF-F6161 cassette deck, and added a Technics tuner and the dbx117. During the next decade I upgraded to a Teac C-3RX tape deck and replaced the integrated amp with an Onkyo Grand Integra P-308 preamp. I also bought my first Carver (an M-500 in 1982), added an M-500t in 85, 2 M-1.5t's in 87, and the Legacy Audio sub/sat system before the 90's rolled in. Since moving to VA in 2000 I've added 2 more M-500t's (1 MKII), the BillD C-11, an SD/A-490t and a TX-11b. Hmmm. Maybe I do have OCCD.....
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