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    Reston, VA , outside of Washington, DC
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    Main System: Anthem Pre1 preamp; Marantz8b amp; Thorens TD/125 table and/or SonyPS6750; or Technics SP25, Tjoeb 99 tubed cd player; black Decorator Khorns.

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  1. However, to contradict myself, for five dollars I can stream the album release of Rare Essence, one of the founding bands of DC's Go-Go music and support them. 40 years on as a band. That's cool. Hell, put me down for $10. I'm going to email Suzanne Vega and ask her to support them.
  2. $24 bucks to watch a video, live or no, that's pretty pricey. For that I can buy her new album and listen more than once.
  3. thebes

    Toots. So sad.

    Passed today, probably from the bug. Toots, Jimmie and Bob, the three triads of Reggae. He had just released a new album last month. His shows were so much fun. He'd always invite the ladies on stage at the end of his show, including my ex one time. He gave her a bottle of water she kept for over a decade. Reggae was so much more than a beat, it inspired, it sent a message, and it expressed so much love.
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    Lest we forget

    Terrible day. Saw the 2nd tower get hit, watched both of them collapse. Helped out for awhile at the Brooklyn Red Cross. Got back to DC only to find out one of my neighbors was on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon. Went back to New York two weeks later and ended up attending several prayer meetings and funerals for the fallen.
  5. Ah, a dingus! I love those cats. Do they have the word "Stray" in front of their name?😊
  6. Wine? Check. Music? Check. Killer , awesome sound system and vinyl? Double check. Friday Night? Check. More wine? Check. Will be live streaming (as I understand it) shortly? Check. OK. I'm pretty sure I've looked at all the pertinent boxes. Oh, you're right. There's one that fell under my desk. It say's "Funk". Better check that one out.
  7. I've heard this a lot since the pandemical hit. (Pandemical: an original word created by your own Thebes, trademarked of course) I could be wrong, it could be a descriptor of someone who talks too much, "motor mouth" seemingly retired along with the age of the automobile. I have to presume it has something to do with beer and having too much of it? But then tonight my local awesome music hall (The Birchmere) sends me an email that says: Suzanne Vega, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories, Wed., Oct. 7, 9PM ET Now I've been a big fan of Ms. Vega since forever, and I'm pretty sure her music has nothing to do with peeing. So maybe it alludes to her last name and has something to do with vegetables? I'm confused. Again. Please help.
  8. The best double entendre of my life and no one noticed. Sigh. How about this one. It's got a catchy beat and simple lyrics: Tom's Diner Suzanne Vega Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doodoo, doo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, duhdoodoo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doodoo, doo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, duhdoodoo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doodoo, doo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, duhdoodoo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doodoo, doo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, duhdoodoo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doodoo, doo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, duhdoodoo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doodoo, doo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, duhdoodoo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doodoo, doo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, duhdoodoo I am sitting in the morning At the diner on the corner I am waiting at the counter For the man to pour the coffee And he fills it only halfway And before I even argue He is looking out the window At somebody coming in Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doodoo, doo Doo, doo, doo,…
  9. Not ta worry, man. I getsa a consensus, and den I tell ya what your going to like. Any objections, I drop you in da river. We can all get behind this one:
  10. If you are going to use that expression, please drop the "g" in stinking. Sounds much better. Think about it. What would Notre Dame be without their fight song. The "Rocky" movies without the theme song. Root Boy Slim without "Root! Root!, Root!!" Remember how audio phools cup their hands around their mouths when you tell them you like horns? Idjuts! Maybe this should be our theme song:
  11. We really should have one by now. My submission: Grandpa Rocks Willie Nile Two - three - four Aye, aye He wears black jeans and a class t-shirt His combat boots are covered with dirt When he plays guitar his amp's up loud He ain't dead yet, he still draw a crowd Grandpa rocks, grandpa rocks His hair, what's left grows down to his socks Grandpa rocks, grandpa rocks He listens to the stones by the waterfront docks Aye He likes cold beers and good red wine Single malt whisky, it'll do just fine His old turntable's full of scratched 45's He ain't afraid of dying he just likes to be alive, yeah Grandpa rocks, grandpa rocks He ain't quite ready for the pine top box Grandpa rocks, grandpa rocks He loves him a woman who's an old grey fox Aye He's got a 57 Chevy And a Bill named Gray Money in his pocket, he's a bathtub gin He likes to play the…
  12. Looks like mostly old television tubes with not much application for audio. Still, there could be a find or two in there.
  13. thebes

    CD's at Amazon

    A separate thread is in order based on Arto's silliness, even though I like and respect you. Arto. You know it won't be personal. I'll put it up sometime over the weekend. But to respond to the original post, you have many options. First, Ebay and Discogs for used. Next, Acoustic Sounds for brand new. (there's another major site like this but I can't remember the name right now.) Then there's the labels themselves. Every minor and major label still in existence has a website, and if you like a particular artist don't forget the artist's website. Even if they no longer tour, you'd be surprised at how many still peddle their albums online. finally, hit the local music shops and don't forget the basic. Yard sale, estate sales, and your local donation center (Salvation Army etc.) Then try your local Craigslist, Nextdoor Neighbor, library book sales and friends. It's a hunt. Sorta like when you started dating. Everything's in play and the hunt itself is loads of fun. (well not quite as much as chasing sex, but a lot of the musicians on those cd's write and sing songs about sex)
  14. Great thread by the way. Concise, helpful information for those thinking of getting in to the whole needle thing.
  15. Larry has , among others , listened to Ortofon OM 30 and 40's on my older rig. The Ortofon's are very transparent, without being harsh, very musical, very accurate and a replaceable tip. I, like Larry, have gone down the LOMC path, with most satisfying results, but on a limited budget, a quality current MM with replaceable tip is hard to beat.
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