Category : Impressions

Written on Nov, 22, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

I picked up an anthology of Twentieth-Century Music the other day, an inside was the short score to Steve Reich’s “Clapping Music”. I’ve been a fond of Reich’s music and recordings since my college days, and I first heard the piece on one of those ancient relics called a cd: Clapping Music is a so called minimalist work for two …

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Written on Oct, 07, 2014 by in | 2 Comments.

Ello, the new social media web site is here. It’s currently in beta, and still taking shape, but it is a welcomed new face to the world of social media. Take the @ usernames and quirky self descriptions of Twitter, the unlimited character length status updates of Facebook and Tumblr, add the art/design images of Instagram, and throw it all …

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Written on May, 06, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  I just finished reading the nearly 1,000 pages of The Beatles The Biography by Bob Spitz. What a treasure. I’ve known most of their music since before I could talk, in fact my grandmother would always remind me that as a toddler I would play “Hey Jude” incessantly, and imitate the song singing “Hey Juuuuuuuu….”. I’ve always known The Beatles …

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Written on Apr, 04, 2014 by in | 1 Comment.

Inspired by a twitter conversation with Ian Shepherd “Thriller” by Michael Jackson was the first album I purchased from HDtracks.com, and I was blown away by its sound, fidelity, and dynamics.  There is no evidence of any brickwall mastering, the main offender in our digital era loudness war. In fact, if you look at the Billie Jean waveform, you will notice the beginning …

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