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    Group Dinner and Listening Party With Ian Mackenzie - Come One/Come All

    Ian Mackenzie is coming from Aussi-land to Southern California for a visit. He will arrive on Friday, Jan. 18th and we would like to arrange for a group dinner and possible subsequent listening party at my place that night. The listening party could also occur on the following Sat and/or Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).

    For those who would like to join us, we are thinking about any of the following three places all located in Tustin. All are easily accessable from the 55 Freeway. We are thinking about:

    Mimi's on 17th Street at the 55 Freeway:

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura...alifornia.html

    The Citrus Cafe on Redhill at Edinger:

    http://www.citruscafe.com/

    Or El Torito, also on 17th at the 55 Freeway

    https://www.opentable.com/r/el-torit...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    I would like to get an idea of those who would like to attend and their restaurant preference so I can make the reservation. Please respond no later than Thur., Jan 17th. You can respond here or PM me directly. Let's make an evening of it!

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    For those who would like to attend a listening party, we have a wealth of speakers to choose from, and you may bring your own. I have the ability to A/B/X any two pair.

    Our offerings include:
    JBL L200/300 variants
    JBL L112's
    JBL/Heil "Ethyl Mermans" (2241H/2251J/AMT)
    Altec "Big Red Supers"
    Chartwell LS3/5A's
    RSL 3800's

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    Sounds like a lot of fun // though for some obvious geographical reasons I can't attend.

    You have lots of neat stuff that would be fun to give a listen to .

    Have Fun!

    Earl

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    Hi Todd,

    Thank you for the welcome.

    This time l will get some sleep before l turn up.....
    I arrive before l actually leave apparently which can make it a long day.

    And l will speak some “Aussie” slang for those who enjoy it and tell a few jokes.
    I may also bring some Koala bears and other more amusing souvenirs.

    Ian

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    Hey have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Mackenzie View Post
    Hi Todd,

    Thank you for the welcome.

    This time l will get some sleep before l turn up.....
    I arrive before l actually leave apparently which can make it a long day.

    And l will speak some “Aussie” slang for those who enjoy it and tell a few jokes.
    I may also bring some Koala bears and other more amusing souvenirs.

    Ian

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    Ah excess baggage and 240V at my end could be a limitation.
    I also need to go shopping for the “wife” and the kid.

    How about a Jbl garage sale? Bring you boat anchors....

    Does Steve Schell till run his Altec museum? That was really cool. I mean l experienced a 1.5 watt digital amp blow the room apart with his sub horn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Mackenzie View Post
    Ah excess baggage and 240V at my end could be a limitation.
    I also need to go shopping for the “wife” and the kid.

    How about a Jbl garage sale? Bring you boat anchors....

    Does Steve Schell till run his Altec museum? That was really cool. I mean l experienced a 1.5 watt digital amp blow the room apart with his sub horn!

    Boat anchors is appropos as 2440s were commonly used in fog horns and there are/were countless carcasses lying at the bottom of the ocean.

    I don't know if Steve still runs his Altec museum. I do remember listening to his "tar-filled" horns through the low powered amps and the singer (don't recall the woman) sounded delightful. Would love to see it again and any changes he has made.

    Steve..., are you reading/listening?

    How about it guys? No dinner responses yet.

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    I’m in for Friday/Saturday, possibility Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by toddalin View Post
    Boat anchors is appropos as 2440s were commonly used in fog horns and there are/were countless carcasses lying at the bottom of the ocean.

    I don't know if Steve still runs his Altec museum. I do remember listening to his "tar-filled" horns through the low powered amps and the singer (don't recall the woman) sounded delightful. Would love to see it again and any changes he has made.

    Steve..., are you reading/listening?

    How about it guys? No dinner responses yet.

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    Thanks Dave,

    If anyone is having a problem with a Friday dinner, we can do it Sat or Mon. Just let us know and we'll work around it.

    Thanks.

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    I'll be in LA Wednesday and Thursday, but I should be arriving home about the time Ian lands at LAX. At least he and I won't be waiting in different terminals for me to pick him up!

    Out.

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    That was funny 😁. I was only there for two days.

    Now l need a few options on my first Man versus Food venue after l arrive in the morning and grab the car.

    Any ideas? It needs to be a descent stodge 🍣🍣🍔🍔🍛🍧🥞🍺🍺☕️☕️🍟🍟 Lol

    After that l will probably do the tragic tourist thing.

    Any ideas. No rules anything goes...Lol. (Might be easy to rule out what not to do)

    After that l will probably chill out in a bar.

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    Oh you guys are going to have LOTS OF FUN!!!

    The government is shut down and TSA agents have reported double the normal sick outs. Inspecting agents were just ordered to inspect planes without pay!

    Because California is anti-Trump, maybe you'll get lucky.

    https://www.sfgate.com/travel/articl...t-13533315.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Mackenzie View Post

    Now l need a few options on my first Man versus Food venue after l arrive in the morning and grab the car.

    Any ideas? It needs to be a descent stodge 🍣🍣🍔🍔🍛🍧🥞🍺🍺☕️☕️🍟🍟 Lol


    Any ideas. No rules anything goes...Lol. (Might be easy to rule out what not to do)

    After that l will probably chill out in a bar.
    If I were there, I'd meet you at Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks.

    https://www.islandsrestaurants.com

    There are two locations near LAX:

    MANHATTAN BEACH 3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    Phone: (310) 546-4456
    Sun - Thurs: 11am - 10pm Fri & Sat: 11am - 11pm






    REDONDO BEACH 1609 Hawthorne Blvd. Redondo Beach, CA 90278

    Phone: (310) 363-8968
    Sun - Thurs: 11am - 10:30pm Fri & Sat: 11am - 11pm

    Sit at the bar if you're by yourself and strike up a conversation with someone. I've had intriguing encounters with all kinds of folks, young, old, male, female, trans, local, out-of-town, international, filmmakers, execs, cops, teachers—the list goes on. After returning from my grandson's funeral in Chicago last February, I sat next to a couple, maybe 10 years younger than me, and they had just buried their daughter. We were all looking for answers. We didn't find any that night other than shared experiences and mai tais, but it shows you can meet anyone there.

    Once, a car dealer took me out to the lot and let me drive his 911. (He was in the passenger seat, of course!)

    Another time it was an old geezer, older than me! who could barely hear, so I interpreted what was showing on the big screen. He had a ball, thought I was a surfing genius, and I enjoyed him so much I paid for his food and drink. It made both of our days.

    Just use your natural charm, and you'll be a hit, If you sit at the bar and strike up a conversation.






    Good food, big screens showing amazing skiing, surfing, sports, etc., endless fries, soup, salads, fish tacos, good drinks, etc. What could go wrong?

    Okay, that's my idea. Wish I could be there.
    Out.

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    I've always wanted to drive west on Sunset to the sea. For some reason. Gonna have a rental car this time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Mackenzie View Post

    After that l will probably do the tragic tourist thing.

    Any ideas. No rules anything goes...Lol. (Might be easy to rule out what not to do)

    After that l will probably chill out in a bar.

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