Stephen Mejias

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Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 28, 2006  |  0 comments
I've been working on the Buyer's Guide. Again, I find myself getting all tangled up in the content. Goodness me. My focus shifts away from the cold cells. I lose sight of borders, completely forget about column width. And find myself wondering:
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 28, 2006  |  2 comments
In this City Belt interview, Tris McCall, writer and musician, discusses the relationship between work and art.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 27, 2006  |  4 comments
What can I say about cables?
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 26, 2006  |  4 comments
The thing about Tuesday is that I've got my therapy session at 6pm. I spend the day processing submissions for our Buyer's Guide. I go through each Excel spreadsheet making sure things look the way they're supposed to. It's a tedious, generally unfulfilling, task. A task measured out in columns, rows, and cells. I have found no way to incorporate art or love. I transfer the tidied files from one folder on our server to another. Cut and paste. Control X, Control C. Kristina then collects the new file and transfers it to a Master spreadsheet. It is a strange kind of communication, this digital dance we do.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 24, 2006  |  0 comments
Up at 9am. No shower, no shave. Coffee. I sat down on my orange couch, opened the laptop and got to it. One more day of "Recommended Components."
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 21, 2006  |  13 comments
You're absolutely right, Christian: I do have the bug. I do! I'm not ashamed to admit it, though it does come as a small surprise. Next thing you know, I'll begin to wonder silly wonders:
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 19, 2006  |  2 comments
I should have just slept here. It certainly would have been easier. And, of course, it would have saved me the commute. However, the thought of enormous roaches warming up against my thighs throughout the air conditioned evening kept me from crashing on JA's couch.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 18, 2006  |  8 comments
Ward asked, "Did you return the Arcam Solo already? Have you tried any gear yet that you would actually consider going out and buying in the next month or two, were it not for the parade of review gear?"
Kristina Roman, Editorial Intern  |  Jul 17, 2006  |  1 comments
Feeling uninspired — burned by the heat and wearied by spreadsheets — Kristina fights off a case of the Monday Blahs while searching for her mechanical eye.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 17, 2006  |  1 comments
From: Mejias, Stephen
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 5:53PM
To: Jay Rein, Bluebird Music
Subject: Exposure 2010S system
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 13, 2006  |  1 comments
It would have been a very sad story. Having diligently packed the Ayre units and sent them off to lofty Boulder, I was left with empty space. I considered bringing the old Magnavox down from the closet. Luckily, I'd done a bad job of returning the Musical Fidelity A3.5 integrated amp and CD player. Reuniting them with the DeVore gibbon 3 loudspeakers was enlightening.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 12, 2006  |  0 comments
I was done with shopping. Inside my red cart: lamp and shade, extension cord and powerstrip, four soft white 60W light bulbs, two ice trays. I'd held strong against my urges to purchase a blender, whole wheat pasta, an oak filing cabinet, cotton underwear, a ceramic Japanese dragon, and a Pirates of the Caribbean DVD. However, on my way to the register, my attention was taken by an aisle of stereo components.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 12, 2006  |  0 comments
The PATH train arrives at its 33rd Street stop. The doors slide open. People slither out. Treading up the crowded platform, we are made to pass through stainless-steel turnstiles. I hate touching skin to steel, preferring to push the mechanism over with the forward motion of my legs. Almost as though the turnstiles aren't there.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 11, 2006  |  0 comments
JA often compliments me on how easily words flow from my fingertips to the screen.