Discussion in 'A Small Circle of Friends: The Music Forum' started by Rudy, Apr 5, 2011.
And now i have the Woody Woodpecker song stuck in my head...
Isaac Hayes, "Out Of The Ghetto" from the album New Horizon. This is the original version, kinda funky. Not the awful version Donald Fagen put out on that stinker of an album Sunken Condos, where it sounds like a bad Holiday Inn cover band of old white men thinking they are hip, as everyone 50 and under hides behind their menus...
Old white guys playing at the Holiday Inn can't be cool? Oh, noes!
Kinda reminds me of some friends of mine who were revamping their musical careers some years ago and ended up playing in the bar of a local bowling alley. You could hear pins crashing between every number.
Day off, for housecleaning and chores.
Trying out Rosie Vela's Zazu, among other things, on a phono stage that just arrived.
Verdict: the phono stage has tired tubes, as expected, so I'm comparing a bunch before making the leap. Two 12AX7s, and one each 5751 and 12AU7. (Do I get new issue Genalex Gold Lions? NOS Mullard military CV-series? NOS RCA clear tops? Decisions, decisions.) I'm also checking options for a step-up transformer, since the ART7 has a very low output.
The phono stage did sound better after it warmed up for over an hour, but that's still a sign the tubes might be a bit tired, as my preamp is usually good to go in about 15-20 minutes. There is also a hum/oscillation in one of the tubes.
In the meantime, I've been throwing everything at the rig, including the first Brasil 66 album, a few 12" singles (Barry White, Rick James, Gibson Brothers), the Pink Panther soundtrack, and currently the JD McPherson album Let The Good Times Roll.
Michael Franks day today. Queued up in the playlist:
The Art of Tea
One Bad Habit
May switch over to vinyl when I have some free time (for Passionfruit...I don't think I have Blue Pacific on vinyl).
John Klemmer day...
His first album Involvement, on Cadet Concept, before he got all spacey. This is pretty much all straight-ahead jazz, fresh out of Chicago.
Followed by Touch, one of the more laid back dates. This was one of Mobile Fidelity's first releases, and either the MoFi LP or CD are the go-to versions here:
Finally, a hard rockin' date from his Cadet Concept era, Blowin' Gold: