The Audiophile Tree of Life
This/my "As We See It" first appeared in Stereophile Magazine, June 2011 (see the original here). John Atkinson, Stereophile's Editor, was kind enough to allow me to re-present it and I've decided to do so since it deals with some of the issues and ideas being discussed in the Comments section of a number of recent posts. Enjoy!
"Blondy watched this proud, drum-tight personality fidget past him on the street and began projecting; he couldn't help it: an unfinished degree in journalism, concerned married sisters in New Jersey or Connecticut (but probably New Jersey), weights but no cardio, aggrieved blind dates, Cigar Aficionado and Stereophile, takeout menus, acres of porn." —from "Lucky Alan," by Jonathan Lethem; The New Yorker, March 19, 2007