LD, I think we discussed before that I bought one of these for my very first turntable in like 67 when I when I was about 11 or 12. The speakers were about 8" wide and on hhinges and folded out and I think maybe PHILLIPS was the brand. And it did sound great for the time. The FLINTSTONE model of a boombox!!!Glad you said that-I had the strongest feeling of deja vu when I was typing this, and I thought it might be the stuff I used to smoke backing up on me a bit-evidently I DID mention it before. Ahhhhh, vinyl......
The best example I can think of for the difference in pre-digitized and post-digitized recording is MEXICAN BLACKBIRD. I have an originnal vinyl LP of FANDANGO and a GREATEST HITS CD and the digitized version of MEXICAN BLACKBIRD from the CD is almost unlistenable to me while the LP version is one of my favorite songs. Just IMHO.Fans, I agree. There is something lost in digital translation. This was especially a problem in the early days of CDs, where there was such a rush to get product out that often original masters were not used in the conversion. It was sloppy and audio quality suffered at the expense of the bottom line (what a shock). That's why so many artist have gone and remastered their digital collections because the original CDs were garbage. A great example is The Beatles' catalogue. No there is no subsitute for the original analog master, but the new remasters were so painstakingly done, they are stunning.
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Haven't heard much of hers except for the album she did a few years ago with Art Garfunkel and Buddy Mondlach. It's pretty good if you haven't heard it.
Their name was the title of some song by an obscure(to me anyway) band, BONZO DOG DOO DAH BAND.
Wish me luck on my NCAA bracket. Still a long shot but to be tied for about 4th place of of 5 million+ with a mathematical chance of actually winning depending on who ends up in the championship game is gratifying and very lucky. I also have a bracket that's in about the 15th percentile so it all balances out.Good luck.
Death Cab For Cutie - You Are A Tourist Codes & Keys 4:19:48PMFan, The Beatles were big supporters of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. They appear in Magical Myster Tour doing "Death Cab For Cutie." Neil Innes was a member. He went on to work extensively with Monty Python and was the main collaborator/songwriter of The Rutles, along with Eric Idol. I don't know how familiar you are with The Rutles projects. It's essentially a parody of The Beatles and the songs are very Beatlesque, sometimes hilarious, but always good. I remember first seeing it late one Saturday night after Satruday Night Live (my mom always let me stay up way too late on the weekend. She actually watched it with me). It was produced by Lorne Michaels. It's got loads of great cameos. When Eric Idol hosted SNL, The Rutles also made an appearance.
The story of how they got their name is pretty cool. Their name was the title of some song by an obscure(to me anyway) band, BONZO DOG DOO DAH BAND. They thought it was a cool name but I must admit it makes you expect music much more ominous than what they actually make.
Oh, also wanting to know your opinion of our TN Vols football this year. We aren't going to be any good, I know, just wanted someone else's thoughts.Up here in NY, I've been a little lax on keeping current on Vols football. Spring practice is right around the corner. I'm not sure when the Orange and White game is though. My friends down in Knoxville are not optimistic and are sure that this will be Dooley's last year as head coach. Lane Kiffin really crippled the program. I'm not so down on Dooley. He stepped into a huge pile of crap. He hasn't really had a chance to get his recruits on the field much. Unfortunately in the SEC, it's hard to rebuild and recruit against the big boys.