Monthly Archives: February 2012

Mike

I got this from Dalton one Christmas. Amazingly fitting. Note that this picture includes: Big Speakers Double Cassette Deck Equalizer Reel-To-Reel AND Crate of Records.  Thanks Dalton. I still have this! Advertisements

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Equipment – Circa Early 90

Somewhere in the late 80’s I discovered tape dubbing. Having a tape deck was a necessity for tape trading. The record player became secondary. I also added a CD player, for which I paid the criminally insane price of 300 dollars. … Continue reading

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Equipment – Circa 1983

Over the years I have had several different stereo setups. When my mother and I moved toAnn Arbor we had nothing in the way of equipment. I think I only had a portable tape player (for making tapes to Jeff). I didn’t … Continue reading

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Liner Notes

I purchased a few weeks back a new CD: “The Black Keys – El Camino”. It is crazy good. The Black Keys are basically a 2 man band and yet I heard some keys and backup singers on these songs. … Continue reading

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The Rush Paradigm

Part 1 – High School I got into Rush during a time when my mother and I moved from our safe Ann Arbor apartment to Roselle Illinois during my freshman year of High School. We stayed in the townhouse of … Continue reading

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Reel Big Fish, The Rave, Milwaukee Wisconsin, December 7th 2011

http://www.therave.com/concert_picture_gallery.asp?view=event&id=4498 This show was attended by Max, my son. He received the tickets in the mail and was waving them around in excitement, much like I did back in the day. Though ticket buying then was largely reserved for the … Continue reading

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Tom Thompson

Today would have been my father’s 81st birthday. He and my mother played Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond constantly on our huge console stereo. This was my introduction to albums. I learned how to load them and put the arm … Continue reading

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