RIP Clive James, lyrical man

I can remember him appearing with Pete Atkin on The Old Grey Whistle Test. That must have been around 1972-3. They wrote more than 200 songs and recorded six albums together. Actually, the OGWT performance was in 1974 … Clive James 1939-2019 https://thequietus.com/articles/01705-clive-james-pete-atkin-interview-album-reissues?fbclid=IwAR2Hcwsgtlj-cxh0RuINV0sYo0auZxi2HVxMKW7_tfNlwI–ywMOR4Nr-TA https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/aroundtheedges.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/the-atkin-james-songbook/amp/?espv=1 https://theaudiophileman.com/clive-james-pete-atkin-music-interview/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_James https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Atkin

Hi-fi products made in New Zealand

NZ-made hi-fi audio equipment You don’t need to make do with boring brands and contrived corporates. In the very small nation that is New Zealand, there is a lot going on, and this is a roundup of design and manufacture in the local scene. I’ve included the current who’s who in Kiwi home hi-fi, and […]

Perfect Presence Sound

Today, I found one of this series – David Carroll and his orchestra’s Percussion Orientale (1961, Mercury Records PPS6002). It’s in the single sleeve of the mono edition, and has a “Stereo” sticker front and back. David Carroll is described as a stereo devotee, and a well-trained quality conscious musician not concerned with stereo gimmicks. […]