LATEST ADDITIONS

Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 22, 2017

I've been rather selective about the views shown of the barn because, well, it was filled with stuff (i.e. unseemly). Since that's no longer the case, I'm happy to share this panoramic view (there's still work to be done but isn't that always the case?).

Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 21, 2017
Stephen Mejias, Jana Dagdagan and I made the trip to Princeton, NJ to the homes of the 3D Audio and Applied Acoustics (3D3A) Laboratory at Princeton University and Professor Choueiri where we listened to all things 3D audio. Following are 3 videos taken from one long video of the Professor explaining what he does in the lab and how that applies to our homes (and more).
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 20, 2017
I have long read and enjoyed the Lovely Recordings postings on AudioStream. I have found it to be a great resource when I am looking for new or different music to try out, and have found many gems that I have added to my preferred list of artists and recordings.
 |  Nov 19, 2017
Why is this news? Two reasons—there's a ton of great music in their vaults, and ECM's focus on sound quality has kept them away from streaming. Until now.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 17, 2017
Like I said, blame Stephen. Aldous Harding's Party, released on 4AD in May of this year, is perfect.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 16, 2017
Nothin' Bugs Me

To my way of thinking, if you want a DAC that offers USB, Optical, and Bluetooth inputs and you want it to sound good without deciding between it and a car, I have news for you.

Alex Halberstadt  |  Nov 15, 2017
This is an article about a USB accessory. Just thought you should know. If you're looking for writing that illuminates the social and political forces that brought us to this particular moment in our culture, allow me to suggest Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem.
Joe Surdna  |  Nov 14, 2017
What exactly is a ghost record? It’s a recording that remains elusive and has perhaps taken on an outsized place in your archivist’s brain. It’s the lost record that you’ve forgotten the name of and, perhaps searched for over the years to no avail. This is not any ordinary album that can be easily searched for on Google, cross-referenced and or found with easy emails and answers from forum posts. I think every music lover has a ghost record in their life and memory, a record that they heard once at someone’s house, maybe when they were stoned, or once owned but then lost in a basement flood or gave away, an album they can still hear in their head but somehow it’s slipped through the cracks and gone down the wormhole of memory.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 13, 2017
This is a list of albums in my collection that I like to listen in their entirety. I call it 'Whole Albums Worth Listening To”. There's not a clinker in the bunch of songs of each. When I first discovered each of these I played them over and over for months, and after years and years I still go back and listen. So sit back, queue 'em up and enjoy over 8 hours of good tunes.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Nov 10, 2017
The older we get, the more distance lies between us and what it's like to be young. Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that this distance represents a linear progression; a slow steady march towards wisdom. As George Gershwin said, it ain't necessarily so.

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