Robert Baird

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Robert Baird  |  Apr 01, 2016  |  1 comments
But like all things in life that seem to be too good to be true, this one also has a catch and not surprisingly, it has to do with sound.
Robert Baird  |  Feb 22, 2007  |  2 comments
Today I got The Essential John Denver and a newly remastered reissue of Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees in the same package. Mercy! I got a chill pulling them out of the envelope. Denver and Scaggs together again! What kind of subtle coding was Sony/BMG sending by pairing this dynamic duo? The Seventies really did suck? We're out of ideas so here's two surefire golden oldies? If you thought the George Winston reissues were great then check out these two?
Robert Baird  |  Jun 16, 2017  |  1 comments
The Dickinson brothers are traditionalists and modern proponents of the kind of music that was celebrated in American Epic.
Robert Baird  |  Sep 30, 2011  |  2 comments
While it didn’t quite save my life, music, not a D.J., really helped transport me out of a tight situation last week. As we all know, music nerd-dom has its downsides—excess clutter, disgruntled mates, etc—but every once in a while...
Robert Baird  |  Jul 18, 2006  |  1 comments
Last night, in Manila–like heat, I trekked southward on Manhattan Island to meet with Jim Davis, owner of Music Direct and one of his right hand men, Colie Brice. One of the best online sources for audiophile wares, both soft and hard, (now, now, let's keep those high fidelity minds up out of the gutter!), Music Direct, as many of you know, also owns the revived Mobile Fidelity label. MoFi was and maybe again THE proudest audiophile label of them all. The extra dynamics they squeezed out of Nirvana's Nevermind will forever amaze me.
Robert Baird  |  Feb 05, 2016  |  4 comments
This is not a soundtrack record.
Robert Baird  |  Aug 04, 2014  |  0 comments
Call it the Robert Louis Stevenson Syndrome . . .
Robert Baird  |  Apr 07, 2016  |  6 comments
The man had conviction.
Robert Baird  |  Jun 20, 2014  |  3 comments
Yet there are country stars today that know and respect the history and yes…actually have taste.
Robert Baird  |  Nov 07, 2008  |  1 comments
A hit abroad but relatively unknown at home. That describes Cheap Trick who I wrote about here recently and also, believe it or not, Otis Redding. He was a big hit in the U.K. and even it seems in Paris before he hit at home with his final single, “(Sittin’ on the) “Dock of the Bay.”
Robert Baird  |  Jul 07, 2006  |  1 comments
In this digital life we’re all now living does it get any better than calling AOL and canceling an account? I hate to be Flashdance about this but—Oh, what a feeling!
Robert Baird  |  Jul 05, 2006  |  1 comments
Being a sixty year old rock star ain't easy, but there’s gotta be a better way for rock bands to grow old than the one Aerosmith has chosen. A symphony gig? What's next Disneyland on a co-bill with Up With People?
Robert Baird  |  Jan 23, 2015  |  3 comments
The whole idea of jazz “singles” seems a little absurd.
Robert Baird  |  Jul 17, 2009  |  1 comments
You know there are days and then there are DAYS. Yesterday I had one of the latter, but music in the end was what saved me.
Robert Baird  |  Jan 04, 2007  |  0 comments
Watched James Brown's widow Tomi (not Tammy, she’s touchy), on Larry King last nite. Larry, who was at low ebb last nite and looked real bored by being used as a platform in a marriage dispute, wasn't buying any of it. Larry, bad manicure and all, looks like he's interviewed enough grieving, flaky–as–hell rock star widows.

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