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  1. CDs are electronic now.

    It is all but certain that those looking for the fidelity of Redbook have gone en masse to streaming. The listening is undiminished; the delivery medium has shifted. The euphonics and nostalgia...
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    More than a Tash of perfection.

    What really got to me is not that she does so much, but that every single note (and its tone) she played or sang was indistinguishable from perfect for what the moment needed. Working the performance...
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    Tash Sultana, NPR Tiny Desk Concert, April 7, 2017.

    I don't believe in channeling, but this woman's level of artistry is so advanced it seems supernatural. This is a Tiny Desk Concert so the audio and video quality are not bad. Just select "HD" and...
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    Another Anna Calvi offering

    PJ Harvey and Anna Calvi, while looking and sounding nothing alike, are in a class by themselves. So it would be no surprise that they might deserve more than one mention here. The cover image shows...
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    Peter Green is gone.

    First Danny and now Peter. It is really, really over, and so is my youth in music.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53539989#
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    Sticky: New from Jeff Beck and Depp

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma-149FnSN4
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    Bandcamp

    I came to them recently, a few years ago. The Irish star Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh releases on it and I am one of her top American fans.

    Unrelated, I hope Soundcloud holds on. Of the streaming...
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    CD Baby store

    The music sales website CD Baby closed its store in March. The site now reads:

    "Where's the CD Baby Store?

    CD Baby retired our music store in March of 2020 in order to...
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    Hi Ian, sorry to be so elusive lately. I did...

    Hi Ian, sorry to be so elusive lately. I did finally get my phone in a state where I can hear on it and keep it charged up. I have to wonder, did Edgewound get his operation up and supplied in time...
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    Likewise. Good so far. It is strange that with...

    Likewise. Good so far. It is strange that with the lack of testing it can be two weeks before you know if you have it or not. Because of my age and pre-existing conditions, if i get it my chances of...
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    Claude Shannon's better half

    I knew of the male Shannon because of the Nyquist - Shannon theorem. Harry Nyquist actually came up with some of these ideas but, while never having been proved wrong about literally anything, worked...
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    Sticky: A different kind of "drum solo", on a solo drum.

    It is well known that musical talent runs in families. I might add it seems to me to run especially deep in Celtic cultures. This art is well established in Ireland. See the second video for a mature...
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    I never sailed saltwater, but I did my share on...

    I never sailed saltwater, but I did my share on Lake Michigan. We once put out in a violent storm in a twenty-seven foot Seabird yawl. The power of the lake was such that we might as well have been...
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    Zimmer refers to himself as old school, so I...

    Zimmer refers to himself as old school, so I should have guessed he would wrap it up with the Mariner's Hymn. For those like myself who can never remember the lyrics, here they are. I expect you know...
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    Solo Karaoke

    In this BBC feature about the rise of solo culture in Japan, solo karaoke is covered. While generally a product of getting drunk together, the solo adherents make a good case for preferring to go it...
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    The Third Man

    A soundtrack consisting of solo performances on a single instrument, and on one of the all-time classic films. Anton Karas played his own compositions on a zither and you know the theme song even if...
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    Sticky: Baden Powell was an extraordinarily gifted...

    Baden Powell was an extraordinarily gifted musician. I had not heard this 1966 collaboration before. I first list the entire album, then the single song that got my attention first. It begins at...
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    Better than baby steps already, I think.

    Well, the application for the product in the BBC report is for people who CAN'T hear the HT - or any other setup. While it admittedly does not yet give a comparable experience (even the test subjects...
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    Fashion that lets you feel music

    Interesting development. I listened to a headphone a few years ago that had haptic sensors (transducers) for low bass. It did work. I can't help but think that this application will not be strictly...
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    The woofer development started life as this: ...

    The woofer development started life as this:

    https://www.parts-express.com/eminence-beta-12lta-12-full-range-pa-driver--290-409
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    Think JBL Century, but with a big whizzer cone....

    Think JBL Century, but with a big whizzer cone. It is running full range and whizzer and all, it peters out pretty well by then. Above 9700 it is not seriously competing with the tweeter. With a...
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    Single Driver Done Right

    “First, I’d like to say I totally understand what Clark is getting at. A very simple “full range” speaker powered by a very simple system can be very magical and give you a clear window into the...
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    http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smil...

    http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/tongue.gif I was listening on my Stax headphone rig, but I will post an update of why my single driver augmented system sounds nothing like your...
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    Anna Calvi - Hunter (2018)

    I never thought I would be able to put a pop/rock offering on this thread. Who could possibly expand our experience of the musical content in the genre of popular songs? Anna Calvi from the UK,...
  25. cosmicjazz, love your Sun Ra avatar. My one piece...

    cosmicjazz, love your Sun Ra avatar. My one piece of advice is to not take any single thing about this too seriously and to have fun. While I long ago figured out that listening to music instead of...
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