I am a lucky man to possess this box set. Only 1000 people got their hands on this amazing package of music, stationary, and other goodies. I have to thank my girlfriend, Anne, for picking this up for me for our five year anniversary. So what comes in the package? Two 180g LPs pressed perfectly and dead center (I can’t… Read more →
Holy crap I’ve done it again. I’ve neglected updating this blog with new record reviews but I’ve realized why. Every time I’m ready to review a record, I’m overcome with a sense of dread about giving the “Music” part of the review a rating. It’s nerve wracking to be a music critic since no matter what you write, there’s someone… Read more →
Today is the annual Record Store Day, a day and event that brings exclusive albums, singles, and more. It’s a great way to show your support for your local record store so get out there and buy some records! The list of exclusives is long but Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals by The Dave Brubek Trio, HWUL Raw Cuts, Vol. 2 by Gary Clark… Read more →
After a seven year hiatus, Justin Timberlake finally released a new album, The 20/20 Experience. He must have heard the cries after a PSA pleaded him to make music again. With such a gap in between albums, there is more hype about The 20/20 Experience than any other recent album release in recent memory, although the new Daft Punk album may give it… Read more →
Atoms for Peace is an experimental electronic/rock group comprised of super-star musicians. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke heads the band with vocals, guitar, and piano. Other members of Atoms for Peace include Flea (bassist for the Read Hot Chili Peppers), Nigel Godrich (Radiohead producer), Joey Waronker (drummer for Beck and R.E.M.), and Mauro Refosco (Brazilian percussionist). There was a lot of hype leading… Read more →
Look what just arrived at the office! The Schiit Magni will be part of my work audio setup as it’s the perfect size and powerful enough to drive just about any dynamic headphone. It will work perfectly with my AKG K550. I had been using my Grado RA-1 for the past year at work but that amp ate 9V batteries… Read more →
Boy, has it been a long time. As you’ve probably noticed, the last update I’ve had on this blog was almost 10 months ago! Why? Well, starting a new job is pretty stressful, plus, I’ve been preoccupied with building a PC for the past couple of months. Plus, being a tech editor makes you burnt out after a long day… Read more →
Finally wrote up my reasons for ditching my iPhone for a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. You can read about it here.
Don’t forget that tomorrow is Record Store Day! Come out to participating record stores and pick up exclusive releases from many different artists. There’s even an app for iPhone and Android for the event. Keep vinyl alive and support your favorite artists!
Brian Goto of BTG-Audio was kind enough to approach me about reviewing one of his cables. He offered to recable any of my headphones so I chose my pair of AKG K702 to receive the upgrade as swapping out cables is dead simple. It took no time for Brian to make the cable and ship it to me. It was… Read more →
In the beginning of March, I was contacted by Brian Goto of BTG-Audio to see if I would be interested in writing a review on his cables. At first I was a bit skeptical because I had never heard of BTG-Audio but I was intrigued as he was located locally and his website showed some very well crafted cables. I wrote… Read more →
OK Go has paired up with Chevy to make this fun music video for their song, “Needing/Getting.” The four band members start out in a Chevy Sonic, using the car to start the beat. Then things get crazy as they careen through a perfectly laid out track with instruments lining the way to make the notes of the song. It’s… Read more →