Michael Lavorgna

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 12, 2017 8 comments
You are invited into the barn for a talk about my hi-fi.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: May 10, 2017 14 comments
It happened in the late '70s; I strayed from Jimi, Miles and the like, heading off on a path to fusion, away from heart & soul and into the heart of darkness.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Apr 25, 2017 2 comments
A sonic psychedelic hardcore soul collective onslaught the likes of which I've never experienced. Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O obliterated time & space in Monty Hall last night with sheer will & power. The level of energy sustained by the band throughout had me shaking my head in utter disbelief and the post-show walk back to my car through a quiet Jersey City with Stephen was surrealism incarnate. These boys are alchemists of the first order.
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Posted: Apr 20, 2017 8 comments
still from the upcoming horror film. all photo credits: Stephen Mejias

OK, not movies per se, rather video. Yesterday, Jana Dagdagan and Stephen Mejias visited the barn and me for a video session, the fruits of which will be a video tour of my system.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Apr 19, 2017 53 comments
Recently, moths have been named as having the best hearing in the world, in both the animal and human kingdoms

I think about this hobby often: A lot. Recently, the thought that captured my mind was controversy; how is it that a hobby whose purpose is enjoyment so riddled with controversy? My next thought; why not talk about some of them?

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Apr 18, 2017 5 comments
If you've read any book Murakami has written, you'll know that he scatters music throughout, like a great filmmaker imbuing the story with greater story. I happen to love, yes love, Haruki Murakami's writing which makes me more than interested in him. Being more than interested in music, to boot, makes this 3,350 song Spotify playlist more than a playlist; it's like a thought-journey in song.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Apr 09, 2017 7 comments
Friends invited us to a concert last week and I'll admit it was one I would not have otherwise attended.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Apr 05, 2017 0 comments
It's a children's book by musicians and artists that's not for children. It is, however, for us.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Apr 01, 2017 1 comments
Thanks to John DeVore, I attended the premier performance of John Adams' Passion oratorio at Carnegie Hall yesterday evening. It was, in a word, astounding.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Mar 08, 2017 2 comments
Here’s what’s in-barn right now...
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 28, 2017 3 comments
It was all Ola's idea.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 21, 2017 25 comments
A simple question. A simple question, and one that one could assume has but one answer. But it doesn't.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 14, 2017 42 comments
Over on the Linn blogsite, Jim Collinson, Linn Product Ltd.'s Digital Marketer, argues that MQA is bad for music:
But with the MQA approach, we have the worst kind of middleman: solving a problem that has already been, or could be, solved by free and open alternatives, and yet expecting—no, demanding—to be paid again and again for contributing nothing of value. This is rentier capitalism, serving only to suck money out of the system, and stifling creativity in the process. It’s detrimental to society.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Feb 09, 2017 9 comments
Also on-deck in-barn: Holo Audio Spring DAC – LEVEL 3 ($2399)