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  1. Here you go AJ: Home > The Audio Chain > Interconnects/speaker cables/power cords > organizing on a budget
  2. 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)
  3. In 1969 Firesign Theater did an actual TV commercial for a VW dealer.
  4. When I was in high school I found the Don Rickles album Hello Dummy! in my Dad's collection of (mostly) show tunes. It made me laugh so hard I peed myself. 50 years later he still cracks me up. Rest in Peace Mr. Warmth.
  5. A belated Happy Birthday @Greg Viggiano
  6. Congratulations Curtis. ? ENJOY THE MUSIC! Thanks for the excellent Karma offering Mr. Bum. ?
  7. Thanks for the system pix@mydogbart! Your gear doesn't have to be fancy to be effective. ENJOY THE MUSIC!
  8. 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.
  9. Dang dude! That's quite the toy room. Congrats on your latest acquision.
  10. 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.
  11. 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."
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. My father never talked to us kids, or my Mom, about his time in the Mariana Islands as a young Navy pilot during WWII. It was only after he passed away that I found out about his participation in Operation Forager (Guam, Pelau, Saipan) from documents and photos he had filed away. I can't imagine what it was like for my Dad and his compatriots but I thank them for their service.
  15. And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. Joseph Rodman Drake
  16. 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.
  17. 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.....
  18. I researched that topic about 10 years ago when BillD suggested converting my analog LPs to digital. I decided against it, not because it's difficult, but because I have thousands of records and the process is time-consuming (the conversion occurs in real time). Here's a basic primer in case you are interested: https://www.whathifi.com/advice/how-to-digitise-your-vinyl-collection
  19. She's a beauty Greg! Thanks for sharing your creation with us.
  20. It's your item so the choice is up to you. Personally I wouldn't road show an LP as the odds of further damage go up with each additional handling. If you want to share it I'd convert it to digital files and make them available.
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  22. I may have inadvertantly impinged on your trade mark rights Ray, so I'm renaming my office rig the Carver short stack.
  23. I'm on the opposite side of the fence. I purchased about half of my gear new in the 80's, and bought more 80's gear to add to it in the 90's. After I joined CS! in 2009 I refreshed and/or upgraded almost everything. I no longer pursue the latest and greatest tech leaving me more time to listen to the music. After all, that's the reason I started collecting audio gear in the first place.
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