Stephen Mejias

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Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 21, 2006  |  0 comments
Precisely at noon, Brother Todd called to remind me. Elvis came from my cell phone, ringing singing ringing: "You were always on my mind..."
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 19, 2006  |  0 comments
Some things have led us to consider what we want — exactly, more or less, I suppose — from music. Feel free to substitute "the band," or "art," or even "life," for music. That is:
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 16, 2006  |  2 comments
"Oh, you're still here," Elizabeth said, on her way out.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 15, 2006  |  0 comments
Alright, dammit, I give in: The new Sonic Youth album is pure beauty.
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.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 12, 2006  |  2 comments
Today is a special Monday in Stereophile land. Today is JA's birthday. Happy birthday, JA. Today is also Kristina Roman's first day with us.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 09, 2006  |  1 comments
Remember when we first met — standing at the bar, admiring the jukebox's warm glow? How I somehow got around to telling you about that $90,000 turntable? It almost seems silly now. The small talk of first meetings often does, I suppose, seem silly. But not ours. Nothing "silly" about it. And nothing small. I don't know what made me think I should mention it — this silly turntable — but, a day later, you'd call and leave a message saying you'd like to hear more. "Fascinating," was the word you used.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 08, 2006  |  0 comments
Beck Hanson pokes his little pink head up and out from between a pair of Druids.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 08, 2006  |  1 comments
This mild-mannered bunch of classical guitarists had me wanting to jump up on my seat and curse my brains out.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 07, 2006  |  8 comments
Paul Lim then introduced me to the diminutive NuForce Reference 9 monoblock amps ($4200/pair) in their very attractive Rose Copper Special Edition finish. I'm all about the fancy colors, y'all.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 07, 2006  |  1 comments
Imagine HiFi's Paul Lim redirected my attention to Almarro's cute A205A amplifier in sassy iPod white finish. The price of this amp with iPod input has yet to be determined, but the standard version goes for $800.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 07, 2006  |  1 comments
Though the finish of the Cain & Cain speakers was lovely, all I could really focus on were their Frisbee-like belly buttons. I'm a little bit sorry to admit that, because I found the speaker itself unattractive, I lost interest in what it had to say. I couldn't get around the looks to examine the sound. This is something I will have to work on.