Michael Fremer and Baba Booey Talk Sound

In this video, Stereophile columnist and Analog Planet Editor Michael Fremer and Gary Dell'Abate (aka Baba Booey), producer of the Howard Stern Show, compare the virtues of analog playback to MP3, discuss the release of Nirvana's Nevermind on the spinning black circle, and Mikey coins the phrase 'the viral spread of vinyl.'

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So, my real question to Michael Fremer is what is it like to be interviewed by a devolved, half man/half ape?

This Baba Booey character (a.k.a. Monkey Booey, a.k.a Apeman Monkey Boo, a.k.a Monkey, a.k.a MacHine) is a guy who quite possibly still doesn't know what an iPad is good for (he really posed that question), he stated that his home theater was just fine because "95% of the people (who listen to audio in it) won't know the difference", and his theater has some highly questionable choices in both physical design and equipment for a guy who gives advice on tech issues.

Don't get me wrong. I actually like that hairy, horse-toothed SOB and wish him all the best, but his notoriety from the Howard Stern Show and love of tech doesn't make up for his fledgeling knowledge.

Gary, stick to what you do best. If you're trying to become the next Andy Pargh, give it up. That guy landed in the penn on cocaine trafficking charges. Not long before that, he was advising people not to buy DVD players because they were "untested technology". I see a similar fate of massive self-medication and jail time unless you clean up your act.