So it’s true, when we listen to music our minds wander to somewhere else …. where we become open to creativity. This is so human …. And if we stop and think about it, there must be a reason why all cultures have music at the heart – evolutionary progression http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5511501?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
There is so much debate about vinyl vs digital music reproduction – which is better? Blah, blah, blah I say listen and enjoy – it’s about the music http://www.cnet.com/au/news/music-analog-vs-digital-whats-better-who-cares/
Streaming provides music consumption without ownership. Yes, this is the experience of recorded music playing, but it is far removed from engaging with the product of art through ownership and commitment to collection. Are you a fan or a casual consumer? Who do the artists perform for? http://audiophilereview.com/audiophile-news/the-death-of-casual-music-consumers-as-supporters-of-music.html
Check out my profile at TNT-Audio http://www.tnt-audio.com/edit/richard_varey_e.html TNT-Audio – online HiFi review
Billy Connolly once said that a gentleman is a man who can play the banjo, but chooses not to!
“The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead.” Igor Stravinsky. “Subject: Music”, New York Times Magazine, 9/27/64
“To listen is an effort, and just hear is no merit. A duck hears also.” Igor Stravinsky.
Spotted on our local (NZ) blog “Blog on the Tracks”
After years of declining vinyl records sales following relatively expensive mediocre mass pressings from the major labels, it now seems there isn’t enough pressing capacity to meet the increasing demand for high quality LP discs. http://www.wonderingsound.com/news/disc-makers-reopens-vinyl-pressing-plant/
Some ideas for tracking down good gear at bargain prices … http://www.pooraudiophile.com/2014/06/where-to-buy-high-end-new-and-used.html
Do you listen to music in the background to some other activity, or critically, or emotionally? I don’t feel comfortable that listening is either background or critical, as suggested here… http://www.theaudiobuzz.com/2014/06/09/listening-to-music-part-ii-background-vs-critical-listening/ For me, the experience is emotion – can I get what the musicians were doing? Does it make me feel? What does it make […]
Have you heard Renee Geyer sing? I am reliably told that she is a national treasure in Australia, but can I find her albums in New Zealand??!! I’m on a mission …..
Check out the projects that are listed here Homebuilt HiFi There’s one of mine RJV’s Plessey open baffles Why not post one of your own? Here’s another of mine ….
Bought the new Led Zeppelin I, II, and III remasters on 180g vinyl – I’m hearing those recordings as never before, despite buying them back in 1971-2. My originals are a bit worn now.
Does music induce emotions in us? Does music present us with emotional experience so that we can escape danger, disappointments, failed relationships, death, and other realities of life? Is it nothing more than excessive and inessential use of voice and motor control, as per Steven Pinker? Music is just “auditory cheesecake” !!!! Yet music has […]
Jello Biafra tells – and shows – all! http://www.fuse.tv/videos/2014/04/crate-diggers-jello-biafra Posted with Blogsy
In more than 40 years of avidly reading music and hifi magazines, blogs, etc., I can’t recall seeing any articles or interviews in which musicians (who make and record music) discuss their (home) audio equipment (on which they replay recordings). Why is this? I for one would be fascinated. Even Neil Young, the Pono pioneer, […]
This is an excellent discussion of the meeting of music and hifi – important reading for the aspiring audiophile http://londonjazzcollector.wordpress.com/for-audiophiles/zen-and-the-art-of-hifi-maintenance/ Posted with Blogsy
The Analogue Works One reviewed here http://hifipig.com/analogue-works-one-turntable/ I haven’t heard it but would love to! And it’s made in the UK …… Posted with Blogsy