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  1. 9 points
  2. 9 points
    In one respect it was a plebeian undertaking. Certainly the masses were there. The biggest misconception about Woodstock is that everyone there was a hippie. It was some kind of hippie convention. The hippies gave it it's gestalt, but it mostly just young kids raised by the WW2 generation starting to find there way in the world .It was high schoolers and college types mostly, Iif a third of the crowd was , or went onto college, I'd be surprised. Except for the decided lack of people of color, it was an economically egalitarian event. Truest phrase was the times are a changin... and they were. For example, and please don't turn this into a political thread, it's a historical thread. I was an ardent pro Vietnam War proponent and fairly articulate about it. This event, and it was not pro-war by any stretch, gave me pause. I said to myself (is that a phrase from a song?) while looking around this massive assembly , maybe the other side has a point that I should be more open too, maybe I'm be too rigid in my own viewpoint. In one sense it was a step towards maturity. Ah, there are other points of view! It started me down a path where ultimately I became more critical and then finally adamantly against the war. I then began to look at other aspects of American life and arriving at other conclusions about our great, but flawed society. There was also this sense of friendliness. The two fingered peace sign was more than a political symbol, it was the tipping of a hat when passing somebody on the street of an earlier generation. It gave me this feeling, that I still hold to today, that people everywhere would rather give you a hug and a smile, then a shaken fist or a shiv in the ribs. I became a hippie of sorts. I wanted that sense of goodwill. To spread, the community. To grow. I held on as long as I could but the rest of my generation soon went onto became the Me Generation, got jobs, got kids, got responsibility and became their parents, only worse. Nothing new about that, pretty cool in most respects, but still sad in some ways. Especially when I see that kids no longer play outside, and neighbors are something you see through your car windows while heading down some dog-turd filled suburban landscape. The mud (not really that much of it), the lack of food etc. where minor travails, compared to the cosmic buzz that was Woodstock. People have been tearing it down since the day it began, and will forever more. Eventually their view will dominate and the music will fade. But hopefully somewhere out there that spark, that warmth, that magic will bide it's time, waiting, and hoping and wishing...
  3. 6 points
    ... o O (excuse me, I need to go pour my first cup of coffee) but it's good to hear from you this friday morning !
  4. 6 points
    Several years back they built a brand new dealership next to the interstate here in Beaumont. Every fewday they'd fill one of those big balloons with helium and fly it to attract attention and announce they were open. The first Saturday that the service department was open they had zero traffic. Technicians and idle time are a bad combination. They took an oxygen/acetylene rig and fired it up. They adjusted the flame till it was a nice blue and snuffed it out on a 2x4. With the gas mixture still going they stuck the end in one of the big balloons. After it was inflated they tied it off and naturally it wouldn't float. 5 or 6 smaller helium filled balloons fixed that issue and off it went with a string tethering it to the ground. As they let the string out they'd hit the string with WD-40. Once it got 50 to 100 ft up (I get conflicting info on the height) they lit the string and let go. The shock wave from the explosion cracked 2 of the large full length glasses on the showroom. The police and fire department both showed up but surprisingly no one knew what happened.
  5. 6 points
    Did you order 3 fried chickens and an order of dry white toast?
  6. 6 points
    Couldn't remember if I had posted this pic in a different thread or not but this was my main system for watching TV and movies at my home I sold last November. Unfortunately, with work, moving and projects at the new house, I haven't had time to setup the system in the new house. Hopefully soon though... Here's the "old" setup. New setup is going to have some gear changes/updates but the CF3 v1's will definitely remain part of the system.
  7. 5 points
  8. 5 points
    That sounds terrible. But what it actually was didn't sound bad, depending on the green sauce. The Cod traveled a good ways to get to the desert. Was at a restaurant in Arkansas once and someone with us asked if i was going to try raw oysters ? I said no, I never traveled over 8 hours from a coast to trust a raw oyster that traveled just as far.
  9. 5 points
    I have replaced my Polk Monitor 70's (whose tweeters I've blown ten years in; that's a hint) with these speakers, courtesy of an attractive Amazon offer likely related to their supercession by the newer RP-6000F. These are my impressions of the Klipsch after a week (it seems longer than that) of ownership: My listening space is small (200sf); the speakers are used in an essentially nearfield application. Pointed straight at my back, 8 feet away. I'm powering them with an Onkyo receiver of sufficient output to properly exercise a speaker. By comparison to the Polks, these things are not worth much at low power levels. No delicacy in their response; no real definition or separation of individual instruments/vocals.They're actually kind of muddy and lacking in that sense. They seem like the lower drivers and the horn don't really communicate, and there's a hard divide between what the two subsystems offer, I won't be playing them as background music while I'm sleeping. OK, so let's drive them a bit harder. O gawd, now I get it. I don't know, and can't measure, whether their efficiency is equal to the published figures, but one does not tout - or build towards - "efficiency" in speakers unless one desires their evaluation to be informed by how loud they can play music correctly. It's my impression that they can play pretty_damn_loud. The quality of these speakers is directly related to how hard you push them, and having flogged them like a rented mule for the last week I feel I can safely say that this is what they like. The harder you push them, the better they are. They're at their best at "I'm gonna get evicted" levels. The transient midrange lack vanishes, and bass is strong and tight down to the 40-50Hz level one should expect of such small drivers. I'm disconnecting my subwoofer just for the pleasure of listening to them; I'm gonna have to build a better sub than I already have to appropriately augment this setup for what I play through it. There's a pair of JBL LSR-305's in front of me for the low-volume, delicate work I sometimes desire from speakers, and they're damn good at it. I don't want that from my "main" speakers; I want them to potentially get me in trouble. In terms of "potential for trouble," the previous Polks can't hold a candle to these Klipsch. I'm so_damn_happy I bought these. I considered Elac alternatives, but they felt like bigger versions of the JBL's which I don't need. These Klipsch are for turning my amp over "40" indicated (and they're ten digits lower than the Polks for the same SPL). Don't buy these if your sensibilities are delicate, you love tube amplifiers, and you want to discern the subtleties of the individual instruments of soft jazz. They're not for you. If your tastes are more towards "crank them, up, d00d," well, you haven't heard your Holy Grail until you've heard Klipsch. I'm gonna get evicted. It'll be worth it.
  10. 5 points
    https://www.estatesales.net/GA/Eastanollee/30538/2329017 Klipschorns, Belle Klipsch, La Scalas, some good electronics.
  11. 5 points
  12. 5 points
    No fun running out of Cabot XSharp or mustard here either, they just fit well. Glad you back back up and running though & hope y'all are on high ground!
  13. 5 points
    I find myself listening to more RAP lately . . . . . . mostly at intersections.
  14. 5 points
    there was a great video on line some years ago, some guy on a Friday night walked into a convenience store, he picked up a case of beer and then asked for a carton of cigarettes (pretending to have a gun) and then he quietly left the store. Police turned up at his door a short while later to arrest him. He had been layed off that afternoon and he was on his way home broke and still had his construction hard hat on with both the name of the company and his own name on it. I guess he just forgot it was up there for the surveillance to see.
  15. 5 points
    I went by the grocery store today (on my day off) and picked up some Folgers Breakfast blend...so I'd have some coffee next week, when I expect my regular tub to run dry... nevertheless... they didn't have the classic folgers stuff lol... I progressed into chilies later tonight, and the opportunity popped into action, to try a Irish Pancake shot.... sooo, wth, I ordered one..., jameson & buttershot's in one glass and orange juice and a piece of bacon in another, and it reminded me of my forthcoming folgers selection, albeit, fine & dandy... just tired of the summer n 100 degree days, and wishing for a nice low pressure system to bring wet rain this way.... with the hope's of being able to snarl dtel on his yearly ocean cruise lol...
  16. 4 points
  17. 4 points
    Spare ribs in the smoker here.
  18. 4 points
    with having a kid.... they are on demand... with all items.... it's not that I don't make them.... when you hear her say I'm hungry.. it's here and now ! I just got yelled at... that I washed her glass of ice water..... "what did you do with it !" " you always do that ! GEEZS...... "
  19. 4 points
    In 1990 with the Heresy IIs it was an add on option. ** It's strange to see the storm on the horizon going on for two days now. Before it got completely overcast yesterday as always it was easy to see the edge of the rotation of the dark storm. Glad it weakened before it got here for y'all Chuck. Sad that it happened by sitting on Grand Bahama Island for almost two days.
  20. 4 points
    communicating with the owner of those Heresy. Was swamped with responses. Hoping honesty will get me the deal. They were saying that they may have seriously undervalued them and asked what they are worth. Told them $400- $500 depending on condition. They are/were the seller's mother's. We'll see what get. I asked about her amp as a package, if available
  21. 4 points
    Hi All - so an update here, where these bad boys are now in my possession! The cabinets were in somewhat rougher shape with some lighter scratches, no deep gouges (the Craigslist pic resolutions were not good) & there was some shrinking of the front side black edge material (kinda plasticky stripping) & grills dusty/dirty & no badges. All the speakers look in excellent condition though - and has the short tubes, so thinking V2. I will post some pictures over the weekend. BTW - OMG - I knew these bad boys were heavy but holy smokes, 100# each - have to eat my Wheaties when moving these around!!! Long story short - $350 for them and I felt this leaves me some room for updates. Now have something to dink around with over the 3 day weekend . I think some cherry stain and wood conditioner will go a long ways here & then I'll see about crossover build - my first objective is just to give the cabs/grills a thorough clean and fire them up for some initial rock & roll! I'll be sure to check out the numerous Epic refurbish topics/posts here - this should keep me occupied for a little while. Now have to thin the heard - my Forte 1s and Heresy 2s will have to head out for a new home (leaves me with 9 Klipsch speakers). Thanks to all on this wonderful forum! Aloha, Rick
  22. 4 points
    Yes mine are boring, until they are turned on, kind of like an old girlfriend.
  23. 4 points
    Just hangin out this afternoon. v
  24. 4 points
    I like Amy Winehouse and especially her unique voice
  25. 4 points
    that's the way I remember them. Used to drive by them on my weekly trip to Chicago. Wife got in touch with the gal that wanted the kittens. Notice past tense We have 2 kittens. Thanks?!? So... I am gonna be busy. At least we aren't feeding every 4hrs. Wife was funny last night. She went to the bar and had a couple pau hana drinks. 2 michiladas[sp?]. I put some old Beatles on. She was singing along. The louder the stereo, the louder she got.
  26. 4 points
    Today I got all the wood I needed for my next project. A custom made audio equipment rack. This one will go in the JBL theater room. It will not be like the last 2 racks I made that are sandwiched between Klipsch Chorus II's. I am planning for something a bit more toward the high end furniture look with this build. 60" height 25" width 20"depth with casters. 7 shelves plus the top.
  27. 4 points
    Ever start nosin and all of a sudden something jumps out at ya? Yea, you've got most of the albums and you want to just throw them all on and go? Easy way out for me today was another "Best of" album from 1973. Randy California grabbed a handful of guys and started jammin in 1967 with hit after hit. After all, West coast music didn't take long to get to Ohio and corrupt all of us innocent, law-abiding youngins! So yea I cranked it and found myself singin along. Sounded even better today than "yesterday!" Yup, happened a bit later too! Grand Funk Hits from 1973. The group from Flint, Michigan is just a tad closer to home for me.
  28. 4 points
    Playing now the second solo album by YES member Industry reviewers did not favour this album but fans did Artist - Jon Anderson Title - Song Of Seven
  29. 4 points
    I'm grateful that my system lacks sufficient resolving power to pick up on that shit.
  30. 4 points
    you’re not alone there ... i think the same thing.
  31. 3 points
    As soon as you mentioned the lil' old lady I knew where you were headed, and it wasn't the Rose Bowl Parade😆 The Thorens? Yea we need pics, but I'm thinking those old Heritage might clean up nicely Sounds like the shipping could have been the bigger expense in your latest hunt!
  32. 3 points
    Weigh everything for consistency. Most will recommend starting with a 1:15 (coffee to water ratio) I prefer closer to 1:10-12 ratio. Weigh the water at heated temperature (200 deg F). Fresh ground as course of a grind as my burr grinder goes. I use a kitchen scale and electric kettle with temperature setting to keep things consistent. Start with enough water to just wet the grounds and stir, let sit for 30sec to bloom. Stir again, add the rest of the water, stir again, put the top on. let sit for 10 mins. Press and enjoy! If your looking for a great french press the Frieling double wall stainless press is impressive, keeps coffee warm for at least two albums. As with changing audio gear, when experimenting to find your own ideal taste, only change one aspect of brewing process at a time, otherwise you never know what actually "changed" the taste. This might sound excessive just for coffee, but if I don't get a good cup, I don't hear the music right... then the real problems start ha! Good luck!
  33. 3 points
    Diverse I'd say but with a love of Klipsch horn loaded loudspeaker systems.
  34. 3 points
    swordfish. You would have an arm like Popeye to use a manual reel. Electric all the way
  35. 3 points
    I have gone out to dinner with people and said that I would leave if they looked at their phone one more time. Sometimes it's my wife that I'm saying it to. I don't even take a phone into a restaurant.
  36. 3 points
    I think you're all misguided. Who wouldn't want to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars to have a device that directly brings "them" into your life, gives "them" direct access to your eyeballs while you're trying to do something (pop ups getting in way). Heck, some say it might even listen in on you.... if so.... who's on the other end? Though I have one for work, I smugly keep my (personal use) flip phone, even as everyone around me laughs & points their finger at me. Though I have to admit, the work phone (I-Phone) can do some amazing things, in the end, I need a phone. So as others laugh & point their fingers at me, I just smile. Content with the assurance that my flip phone simply does what I want it to do. Allow me to make a phone call. So yeah, they can take a picture of me with their Nikon F-2, it lasts longer!
  37. 3 points
    they used to call TV the "idiot box". Didn't see folks getting run over by cars while watching a television. in a 1984 way... yeah "smart-phone".
  38. 3 points
    === well, you’re close. The Pledge Was written by a Socialist, not a true Communist. So for you to really fly your Communist freak flag it’s more like “ the Oath of the allegiance and Peasants of the Red Army “. Have you given thought to chocolate covered ketchup? Worked for the 🍒 industry —
  39. 3 points
    So, yesterday, I was outside getting a field cut, working on some things.... you know the drill. Was talking to my brother in law when all the sudden, on the ground, I see this armor plated murderous catapillar. Realizing that "pretty" things in nature can many times be dangerous, my brother in law took a small twig to touch the spines on it to see if they were hair or.... indeed spines. As he touched it, this thing literally swung its head around to attack him and try to stab him with the spines on its head. It was fascenating. This thing was 100% attitude. We took the hint and let him scoot along the way. Looked it up this morning and turns out its bark is worse than its bite. Here it is. Those are either VERY stiff hairs or indeed, little spikes. Interesting to me how this one is just sitting there (maybe it's dead?) and the one we saw was full of attitude. https://www.kidsdiscover.com/quick-reads/meet-the-hickory-horned-devil-a-fierce-but-harmless-caterpillar/
  40. 3 points
    I see you OD 🤣 Bookshelf speakers next to your MWM's?
  41. 3 points
    me too, Mike I knew waking feeling good yesterday was too good to last. Gia started school yet? Ours start way early... The beginning of Aug. Guess they never heard the song "See You in September"... The "logic" behind it is almost as convincing as the one for DST.
  42. 3 points
    I like his happy and joyful stuff, it's always been good when things have been going bad for me!
  43. 3 points
    Rye is for cranky old f'ers.
  44. 3 points
    High rye Boubon and good rye whiskey is amazing. Whiskey that tastes like candy is for *******.
  45. 3 points
    Elden @dtel you’re a blast. You’re wise to avoid static electricity. First, no more mohair sweaters or sneaker loafers. They rub some people the wrong way. Then we could bathe you in Cyastat have Christy do a PVA peel on you. Dave @Mallette swears by it. TAA_articles.pdf said:
  46. 3 points
    It doesn't matter what it's filled with, the rubber never stops curing. The outside is exposed to regular air anyway.
  47. 3 points
    If I were the OP, I would be very disappointed and disturbed by most of the content of this thread
  48. 3 points
    Here's the Sparty-Mobile.....Go Blue!
  49. 3 points
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  50. 3 points
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