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Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 11, 2012  |  4 comments
Here’s the video for “Cascades” from Ryan Teague’s Field Drawings.

Directed and produced by Craig Ward, the video is enchanting, magical, strange. What are those delicate white lines? Icicles? Spider webs? Crystals? The press release offers only a cryptic explanation: “The movements of a music-box ballerina are reinterpreted in a groundbreaking video for British composer Ryan Teague using electromagnetic fields, subzero temperatures, and 2000 volts of electricity.”

A behind-the-scenes look offers more clues:

Stephen Mejias  |  Sep 28, 2011  |  0 comments
Twin Sister meets Twin Peaks in the video for “Kimmi in a Rice Field,” from the band’s charming, soulful, and often lovely debut full-length, In Heaven. Like a real dream, the video, directed by Bryan Ujueta and Dan Devine and starring vocalist Andrea Estella, is sort of beautiful, sort of creepy, and sort of ridiculous.

Stephen Mejias  |  Feb 25, 2011  |  0 comments
I know it's stupid of me, but I can't avoid feeling that, through a simple shared experience, I know these girls. So, when I see this video, I can only smile and feel proud.

Because, like a good fan, I pre-ordered the Vivian Girls' new album, Share the Joy, I can download the entire thing in MP3 form (320kbps, DRM-free) right now. And that is what I'm going to do.

Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 17, 2011  |  4 comments
The video for Helado Negro's "Regresa" is like a snapshot of my awesome life: Taxidermy, dancing, making out, and Spanish vocals. The only things missing are meatloaf and Brussels sprouts.
Stephen Mejias  |  Feb 26, 2007  |  3 comments
"There's no substitute for good songwriting," he begins.
Stephen Mejias  |  May 01, 2009  |  1 comments
Here we see Totem's Vince Bruzzese with his new Wind Design in striking sky blue finish. Vince was thrilled with the turnout at Stereo Exchange's Spring Fever open house.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 10, 2011  |  13 comments
Do you own any warped records? I do, unfortunately. It’s always a major disappointment to find that a promising new record is warped. You could take it back to the store, of course, but who’s got time for that? Most often, I wind up keeping those sad, warped records, but I rarely play them. No fun, no fun.

I’ve often wondered about the Furutech Disc Flattener, but $2000 is a lot of money to spend on what is, essentially, an accessory.

So, I’m anxious to learn more about the new Vinyl Flat Record Flattener ($129.95). From the website:

Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 02, 2009  |  5 comments
Um, Vinyl Man's favorite colors are orange and green, obviously. This photo was taken by intrepid crime photographer, Michael Lavorgna, outside the old Justice League Europe Headquarters in Paris, France.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jul 02, 2009  |  1 comments
If Vinyl Man had a shield, it would look something like the Thorens TD 309 turntable. But it would be orange. Or green.
Stephen Mejias  |  Aug 12, 2008  |  22 comments
Today is/was/forever will be remembered as: Vinyl Record Day. August 12th, the day Thomas Edison blessed us with the phonograph.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jun 25, 2010  |  3 comments
In this nice piece, Arlen Schweiger, managing editor of Electronic House, describes the great amount of fun he’s enjoyed while getting back into vinyl. Even on a modest analog rig ($50 Technics turntable and $100 Cambridge Audio phono preamp), Arlen has had no trouble noting vinyl’s virtues, which in his experience include wider soundstages, better focused images, and tighter bass. Most of all, it seems, Arlen is enjoying hunting for outstanding bargains on used LPs and sharing his discoveries with friends and family. Be sure to check out the slideshow.
Stephen Mejias  |  May 07, 2008  |  5 comments
Recent CD purchases that I need to buy all over again on vinyl, in alphabetical order (obviously):
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 10, 2008  |  0 comments
Dudes! We're in Las Vegas. This town is bananas, all sex and smoke and blurry light, gambling and booze and deep fried foods.
Stephen Mejias  |  May 18, 2006  |  4 comments
If you like (or even if you don't like) the album version of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," try this slow live jam.
Stephen Mejias  |  Nov 20, 2008  |  0 comments
Vol.17 No.10 (October 1994)