Well, I’m all caught up with my musical retrospective. This song was in the top 10 for 2018. It still gives me a little shiver up my spine when it breaks into the chorus. Nice video too. I guess I won’t be adding to this until another year passes. But I’ll be posting favorite songs […]Read More Reelin’ in the Years – 2018
Last night I was sort of missing the sound of my old NAD stereo amp and thought… If only I could hook up a subwoofer with my old amp. Then it came to me that I could link my active sub through the headphones ‘out’ jack. I tried it and it works well. But still, the […]Read More More from the vintage audio nerd – Final encore and easy subwoofer you can probably do too!
Nah, he didn’t I used to go into this secondhand/remaindered bookstore a lot. A few years ago you could buy scholarly old Penguins for a buck. I have quite a few and hope I never have to get rid of them because of space restrictions. These days the outdoor “dollar table” is now the “two […]Read More Maybe he’ll buy it
As a kid, I liked playing around with radios and tape recorders, experimenting with different speakers and antennae just to see what would happen. We had a cottage on an island at Georgian Bay which, until the 1980s, had no hydro connection. So battery operated radio was my exclusive link to the outside world and […]Read More Vintage Audio Showdown – NAD 3155 vs Harmon Kardon HK 3270
This is just a sketch I did tonight with a free VST plugin called Transition that randomizes your synth sound, according to presets or to your own design. http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Transition&id=2948 I have tried demos of the big VSTs that collectively you could pay a small fortune for. My most fun comes from creating my own sounds […]Read More sad alien
When I was younger I used to take vigorous walks for about 45 minutes practically every day. Before that, I jogged for about the same amount of time. Nowadays I enjoy walking but my knee and hip joints are getting stiff and the return home is usually a drag. So I’ve become somewhat lazy – […]Read More Nite walk
Picture this. A bright young straight-A student wins a prestigious award to study in India. Ripe for adventure, he ditches his summer job, gets his papers in order, says goodbye to his sweetie, and hops on the plane. Landing in (formerly) Bombay in the wee small hours of the morning, he suddenly feels he’s living […]Read More I was going to make a name for myself but there was only one problem…
Well, it was a real nailbiter. Dban finished wiping my drive and it was time to insert the Win 7 OEM discs. Would they work? If not, I’d have hours more of searching, hoping to find a solution. But it’s working. So providing my backup discs are okay (I have two sets), I should be […]Read More YES!