Wes Phillips  |  Feb 10, 2006  |  1 comments
I'm linking to Senor Coconuts' wacky cover of "Smoke on the Water." Money quote: "The Rolling Stones playing yust outside," Cha cha cha!
Stephen Mejias  |  Feb 09, 2006  |  2 comments
You should see Elizabeth right now, in blue sweater and black jeans, hair obscuring her sharp eyes as she preys over hundreds of black & white photocopied pages of equipment reports, columns, and, of course, "Recommended Components."
Jon Iverson  |  Feb 09, 2006  |  0 comments
The first thing you notice is the rather large black foam rubber foot sitting (standing?) in the room. And then the swanky furniture and trendy layout.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 09, 2006  |  0 comments
Ian MacDonald's Revolution in the Head: The Beatles Records and the Sixties is, quite simply, the best book ever published about the Beatles and their music. Its first half is the best description of the '60s I've ever read; its second half is a track by track exploration of the songs and the process of recording them. It's out of print in the USA, but there's a new edition available in the UK and it can be ordered from the link. Do yourself a favor and read this book if the Beatles mean anything to you at all.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 09, 2006  |  2 comments
And yes, it is a sad comment on my life that it's worth a headline.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 09, 2006  |  0 comments
Now there's proof. Besides Congress, I mean.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 09, 2006  |  0 comments
You know those scenes in movies like The 13th Warrior where the hero can't even lift a sword? It's BS. A heavy two-handed sword probably weighed about 4 lbs; most single handed blades were under 3 lbs.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 09, 2006  |  0 comments
By Strunk, White, and Factotum.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 09, 2006  |  0 comments
Before you try to get that fantasy novel published, take this simple test.
Stephen Mejias  |  Feb 08, 2006  |  13 comments
A contributor to our forum has made a fine argument for the case that "the future of high-end audio, if it has one at all, is inexorably linked to video." And he cites my recent discussion of the Burwen Bobcat as proof.