Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips  |  Feb 13, 2006  |  2 comments
Unreleased Fillmore East, Fillmore West, and Winterland performances available as 128kbps streams. I haven't been able to get it working completely glitch free, but some of these performances are pretty amazing and I'd buy 'em if they were available in a non-compromised format. Wolfgang, BTW, was Bill Graham's birth name.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 06, 2006  |  4 comments
Stephen Brown argues that Sid Vicious and Mozart shared the quality of primitivism, by which he means the winnowing away of unnecessary complications. I see his point with Sid, but in Mozart's case, I see it as the essence of the refining fire. Still, a good read and well-argued, even though, IMHO, wrong.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 14, 2005  |  0 comments
"Complete with chasing, biting, grunting, and loads of heavy breathing." Sound familiar?
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 23, 2005  |  1 comments
Yet they've been largely ignored by the industry. I don't expect it to change either. My take is that women are buying more e-gear now because a lot of the tech has become mature—for example, you can buy a five megapixel camera for a reasonable price this year. But watch how the industry tries to court the female consumer. You'll see brighter colors and "simpler interfaces" billed as woman-friendly. Sheesh, most women want what I want: a good product at a good price. Instead, they get vanity mirrors.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 14, 2005  |  0 comments
At last week's International Solid-State Circuits Conference, IBM, Toshiba, and Sony unveiled details of their new Cell processor chip—a device that The New York Times proclaimed would create "a new digital computing ecosystem that includes Hollywood, the living room and high-performance scientific and engineering markets."
Wes Phillips  |  Apr 19, 2007  |  0 comments
The Smithsonian has a nifty slideshow on Harry Houdini. It's mostly posters, but the action shots are worth checking out.
Wes Phillips  |  Jun 15, 2007  |  0 comments
Fred Kaplan's new Stereophile blog, Jazz Messenger is now up and running.
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  0 comments
The woofer for the Anat Ref Pro and Studio II is also an exclusive YGA design. "From the voice coil to the surround and cone, the woofer is the ultimate expression of what can be produced for our enclosures and sub-amp technology."
Wes Phillips  |  May 07, 2007  |  1 comments
MIT Media Lab has posted a survey seeking to discover "what words people use to describe sounds—and whether everyone uses a common vocabulary, or whether the choice of words is related to a person's musical or cultural background—and how the chosen words relate to a sound's timbral characteristics."
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 25, 2007  |  0 comments
Speaking of great jazz websites, Rod from Loughborough has a dandy 'un in wordsandmusic. It's just what the title says: thoughtful words on music Rod likes, linked to examples, deep references, and videos.

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