Here’s a rare selfie taken at Christmastime. We have a mirrored closet which I have been using for selfies since before the advent of digital cameras. I’m happy as a clam in this photo because I just unwrapped a Canada Goose (exclusive label up here) hat. Previously I’d been wearing whatever old hat I had […]Read More Happy as a clam
I used to love going down to St. Michael’s Cathedral on Sunday nights. I would leave a bit late to arrive after the downtown parking was free but still in time for the Eucharist. Lovers and Other Strangers used to play on the radio, a nice show with music and readings from Don Jackson. It […]Read More Yesteryear
A long time ago I had a strange experience where my Dual turntable (a vintage record player) seemed to change speeds all by itself. Hovering over the device in my usual ritualistic manner, I glanced away for a fraction of a second. When I looked back the cursed thing had changed its speed from 33 […]Read More Are we living in different times and places right now?
I’m a huge Outlander fan and just watched the latest installment. Brianna is so cute. She’s a great choice for Jaime and Claire’s daughter. The actor I mean. Anyhow, this contains spoilers so don’t read further if you haven’t seen the episode yet. Basically, Brianna is raped by the psychopathic dude who stole Claire’s ring. […]Read More Outlander – The Birds & The Bees
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!
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
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
It’s 2016 and I’m – gasp – 54 years old. Driving in the car I hear this song. There are several really nice tunes this year. But Starboy takes the cake for me. Back in the 80s and early 90s I had written a couple of songs that played with these themes. But none of […]Read More Reelin’ in the Years – 2016