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Michael Lavorgna  |  May 16, 2017
"Take 'em to the bridge"—James Brown, "Sex Machine"
Can a piece of hi-fi be a sex machine?
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 16, 2017
Later today I board a flight which will get me to Munich tomorrow. Wednesday, according to my schedule, is art day, the exact destination unknown; I enjoy heading to Kunstareal and seeing what's up my alley. I view this day as my sensory awareness pre-show check-in.
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 15, 2017
Posting on Lovely Music was such fun that I’ve come back for more. I’ve recently armed myself with Roon and a Tidal account, which have made exploring new music a daily event. Equipped with offline Tidal selections and a Dragonfly Red dangling from the iPhone, the morning subway ride is almost bearable.
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 12, 2017
You are invited into the barn for a talk about my hi-fi.
Michael Lavorgna  |  May 12, 2017
World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda. You had me at "Spirituality Classics", "Ecstatic Music", and "Alice Coltrane".
Steven Plaskin  |  May 11, 2017
photo credit: SOtM

USB performance improvement devices have proven to very popular with computer audiophiles over the last several years. It seems that before I can turn around, a new offering appears promising improved sonics from one’s USB DAC. Installation of what I like to refer to as USB enhancement devices is just a matter of connecting the device between your computer / server USB output to the USB input of your DAC. Perhaps it has been the simplicity of use without worrying about the installation of drivers or other complicating factors that has fueled the unending popularity of these products with users’ passionate expectations of improved sound. I can think of no less than 3 new devices that will be forthcoming from iFi Audio, UpTone Audio, and now from the Korean manufacturer, SOtM.

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.
Stephen Mejias  |  May 09, 2017
photo of Jersey City: Stephen Mejias

Track 1
What kind of music do you like?

A simple and entirely reasonable question, and one that gives me fits. I hesitate, stutter, stumble, and fall.

Michael Lavorgna  |  May 08, 2017
Working out in the bush (as we say in Canada) or in the field (as we say in the United States), I’ve found that I’ve spent quite a bit of time in a variety of landscapes, usually alone or perhaps with one other person. Many people believe that working alone out in the bush may not be a good thing, but I’ve found that it gives one time and space to think and notice the world around you without any background noise or distractions. I don’t think that being alone is necessarily a bad thing. So, here is some music that I think reflects the solitude of being out in the bush.

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