LATEST ADDITIONS

Michael Lavorgna  |  May 01, 2017  |  5 comments
Last year, in one of those midlife plot twists, I was forced to give up running. I turned to music, live and recorded, to replace that sense of a truer, endorphin-tinged world that running had given me. In the past year I’ve been obsessively seeing live shows as well as fussing with my home loudspeaker placement. I have inhabited that chasm dividing live performance from recordings. Here’s some music I fell in love with live over the past year, and how I fell for it all over again on record in a different way.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Apr 28, 2017  |  1 comments
Sometimes it takes me some time. You know, to get it. And that's OK.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Apr 27, 2017  |  4 comments
Ace
Have you ever called someone "Ace"? And meant it?
Michael Lavorgna  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  9 comments
"I'm going to make this disappear."

Neil Young is back!, touting high-res again, but this time things are going to be different. Better...

As you might imagine, I found it difficult to raise more money for this model: delivering quality music at a premium price to a limited audience that felt they were being taken advantage of with the high costs.

So now, sadly with Pono gone, for more than eight months I’ve been working with our small team to look for alternatives. Finding a way to deliver the quality music without the expense and to bring it to a larger audience has been our goal.

The alternative? High-res streaming!
Michael Lavorgna  |  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.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Apr 24, 2017  |  0 comments
I have very eclectic listening tastes, in fact I think it’s wonderful to put my iTunes on shuffle and see what comes up. Some of the transitions work very well, some are downright hilarious and others are jarring which works too because it jerks my attention to what is playing.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Apr 21, 2017  |  1 comments
I didn't know what to expect from Arca's new self-titled album so when I hit Play in Roon, I was taken by surprise by its sheer overwhelming bruised beauty.
 |  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.

Michael Lavorgna  |  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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