Michael Lavorgna

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Michael Lavorgna  |  Jun 28, 2017
Is there such a thing as the perfect song? For each of us, the answer is a resounding "Yes". Is that song, or are those songs, the same amongst us? The answer is a resounding "Probably not." Feel free to substitue darn-near-anything for "song" and the same holds true—painting, pizza, spouse, DAC, etc.—non-ubiquity. How do we survive?
 |  Jun 25, 2017
Ceci n'est pas AudioStream

A point of clarity: some people have complained that I am being, "I" being me/Michael, _____ (fill in with your variant of mean) in my responses to some comments: "Gee, all I said was your post was [or you were] _____ ( pick one or add your own—lame, crap, shit, nothing more than an ad, shilling, idiotic, dumb, stupid, etc.) Why so defensive?" I'll tell you why.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Jun 21, 2017
After a near-near nearly non-fatal incident caught in the nick of time, Audiophile Dudes are back! You may notice a slight change in the background music which you may or may not recognize as The Eagles "Hotel California". In any event, try to image it is. Feel free to cue it up and play along. Enjoy!
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jun 14, 2017
What's he building in there?
What the hell is he building
In there?
He has subscriptions to those
Magazines He never
Waves when he goes by
He's hiding something from
The rest of us He's all
To himself I think I know why

Tom Waits, from "What's He Building"

Michael Lavorgna  |  Jun 13, 2017
["In Barn" features a product that is in barn for review. Specifications and summary are provided by the manufacturer, Ed.]
The Cary Audio AiOS (All-in-One-System) ($2,995)
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jun 10, 2017
[This tour was originally published to my off-the-radar blog, Twittering Machines, November 13, 2010, Ed.]
Did you ever wonder what the inside of a Fi looks like? Between the sheets, so to speak? I'm not talking about capacitor types and signal path lengths, I'm talking about seeing past the parts into the heart and soul of the beast to have a look at what makes it tick. I had the good fortune along with Stephen Mejias, John DeVore and Nori Komuro to be invited over to Don Garber's place to hear a new amplifier he's working on and have a look in and around the place called Fi.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jun 10, 2017
artwork by Peter Brötzmann (that's my signed poster!) WARNING: some people may find this image offensive

On Wednesday, June 7, John DeVore, Stephen Mejias and I worked our way to downtown Brooklyn and into one of my new favorite places, ISSUE Project Room, to see and hear Peter Brötzmann (reeds) and Heather Leigh (electric pedal steel guitar) tear the place up.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Jun 04, 2017
Once upon a time, four boys, two from Western Sahara and two from Big Sur, visited Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Upon seeing The Tree of Life in the Animal Kingdom, the boys from Western Sahara exclaimed, "Wow, that's a big tree!" while the boys from Big Sur said, "Hmm. That tree is not very big."

The end.

Michael Lavorgna  |  May 31, 2017
"Its too bad she won't live, but then again who does?

There's still a small war raging against MQA on the interwebs. While I'm not surprised, as there are countless small wars still raging on the interwebs, I thought I'd have some fun with the inherent contradictions raging in any small war on the interwebs. Enjoy!

Michael Lavorgna  |  May 12, 2017
You are invited into the barn for a talk about my hi-fi.
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 10, 2017
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.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Apr 25, 2017
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.
 |  Apr 20, 2017
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.