Stephen Mejias
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Stephen Mejias Dec 03, 2009 6 comments
Okay, read this: The Decade in Music: The Way We Listen Now, from NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
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Stephen Mejias Dec 04, 2009 34 comments
Have you read that, yet? Okay, now read this: “Reconsidering the Revival of Cassette Tape Culture,” by PopMatters’ Calum Marsh.
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Stephen Mejias Mar 09, 2010 5 comments
Remember when my living room looked like this? Cozy, comforting, warm, functional, and tidy. Not bad at all.
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Stephen Mejias Oct 27, 2008 3 comments
I should have known by the looks in their shining eyes. When people told me that I'd probably enjoy it, that it was probably a good idea for me to go, they were being coy. But never mind: No words could have prepared me for the enormity of the event, for the knee-weakening prospect of innumerable treasures. And so, on Saturday morning, when I decided to go to the WFMU Record Fair, I was entirely, woefully, indubitably unprepared. I am reminded of my first Consumer Electronics Show. You can't know what it's like until you've been. And only after it's over can you pretend to prepare for the following year. I will begin pretending to prepare for next year's event today—taking for granted that next year will exist—but, until then, I'm left wanting a do-over, wondering why didn't anybody tell me it would be like this, while nevertheless enjoying the few treasures I did come home with.
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Stephen Mejias Apr 25, 2008 17 comments
If you visit our Gallery, you'll see that Christian bought an LP. Vinyl, that is. Funny thing about that: Christian doesn't own a record player.
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Stephen Mejias Apr 04, 2006 5 comments
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Stephen Mejias Apr 14, 2010 4 comments
Ah: Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino has fun when she’s with Ronald McDonald. Hmm. Here’s the video for Best Coast’s “When I’m With You,” directed by Pete Ohs:
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Stephen Mejias Aug 11, 2010 14 comments
And look who’s back: It’s Ariel Bitran! Ariel worked as our part-time editorial intern, enabling us to complete the 2008, 2009, and 2010 editions of the Stereophile Buyer’s Guide, before departing for a full-time gig with Mini-Circuits.
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Stephen Mejias Jun 13, 2006 5 comments
Robert has asked me to review the new Sonic Youth album, Rather Ripped. You'd think I'd be thrilled about this. I would be, normally. But, so far, I find the new Sonic Youth album to be disappointing, an underachievement. Having to review the new Sonic Youth album is beginning to stress me out. Thus: this, therapy.
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Stephen Mejias Jan 23, 2006 6 comments
Funny thing about carting a $1600 amplifier down these New York City streets during the evening rush: People just don't give a crap; they'll run you over. No problem. In fact, I was almost shown to that great, big listening room in the sky by an SUV (with Jersey plates, of course) just outside Herald Square. And try getting a $1600 CD player through the PATH station turnstiles; there's no special "Hi-Fi Entrance" down there. You're left to your own devices. I employed the lift and twirl method, but only after realizing that the push and shove method wasn't going to work.
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Stephen Mejias Jun 17, 2010 7 comments
“These are pretty,” she wrote. Attached to the e-mail was a picture of the new Davone Ray loudspeaker. Pretty, indeed.
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Stephen Mejias Dec 28, 2005 5 comments
"So, you've got a hankering for a new pair of loudspeakers?"
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Stephen Mejias Jul 26, 2010 16 comments
On Friday, John Atkinson and I visited the lovely home of WIRC Media’s Micah Sheveloff, press representative for Thiel and Bryston.
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Stephen Mejias Feb 14, 2007 9 comments
Having re-read my entry concerning the Attention Screen concert, I realize that it may sound as though I didn't like the performance. This, however, is not the case. I liked it very much. I enjoyed it. I even had a good time.
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