Friday, July 3, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Fulu Miziki

This band is amazing. 
Fulu Muziki, which translates as “music from the garbage” in local Lingala, is that rather than buying instruments, members of the group create their own objects from waste.






 From the Byron Werner Dept Of Internet Research

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

DIY SET TUBE AMP Triode Wired 1625 Part 1

 This lil project has had a couple false starts but now I finally got just about all holes drilled and everything screwed down. Now for the easy part wiring it all up... This lil guy features two RCA 816's, two 1625 tubes wired for triode, and two 6J5GT's. This guy is really heavy but should be good for maybe 2wpc?
 Meeters are the wrong scale gotta X10 8-)


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Pussy Riot - THE TRUTH IS NEVER PRETTY WHEN YOU WIELD IT LIKE A GUN

 
I Can't Breathe! 2018
Pussy Riot's first song in English is dedicated to Eric Garner and the words he repeated eleven times before his death. This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror - killed, choked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all kinds - for political prisoners and those on the streets fighting for change. We stand in solidarity. 

 Bad Apples 2018

MAGA 2016
Because YOU decide elections and if we get together, we could blow this shit up, take action and reverse this erosion of rights. 
Because fuck it. 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

How about some new Yello and Gary Numan

Yello - Waba Duba
Gary Numan - My Name Is Ruin

Friday, June 26, 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

1960's Braun TV - LESS IS MORE

Possibly the coolest TV I've seen. This beauty is currently on ebay. Braun could make anything look cool... 










Friday, June 19, 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

GE Rectifiers 1942


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Garrard 4HF


Monday, June 15, 2020

The Brociner Model 4

Looks like Brociner was king of licensing good designs from Klipsch to Lowther.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Confused... Akai the brand for swingers?

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Cornershop


Monday, June 8, 2020

Audiotoon



Saturday, June 6, 2020

Toots Hibbert & The Birth of Reggae | Real Stories

I thank the Earth for Toots.
This is the never-before-told story of one of the most influential artists ever to come out of Jamaica, Toots Hibbert. It features intimate new performances and interviews with Toots, rare archive from throughout his career, and interviews with contemporaries and well-known admirers including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Cliff, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Marcia Griffiths and Paolo Nutini. From his beginnings as a singer in a Jamaican church to the universally praised, Grammy award winning artist of today, this film tells the story of one of the true greats of music. With his group, The Maytals, Toots launched a unique, joyous sound whose appeal is universal and timeless, spanning generations and continents. Toots named the reggae genre – his 1968 song ‘Do The Reggay’ was the very first to use the word – and his music has across six decades defined, popularised and refined that genre, combining in his own inimitable style gospel, ska, soul, rock and American R’n’B. Island records founder Chris Blackwell states: “The Maytals were unlike anything else at the time. They were sensational, raw and dynamic”. After years of success in his own country re-releasing Jamaican hits such as Pressure Drop, Sweet and Dandy, Do The Reggae, Monkey Man and Barn Barn, Toots and the Maytals released Funky Kingston, True Love Is Hard To Find and Reggae Got Soul to the world. Toots’ influence can be heard throughout the history of how ska became rock-steady and rocksteady became reggae.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Times Tough





Thursday, June 4, 2020

TIME

As good a message for today.



A lighter hearted message and pure pop from Men Without Hats
And every time I wonder where the world went wrong,
End up lying on my face going ringy dingy ding dong


Monday, June 1, 2020

Toots Pressure Drop



"Pressure Drop" refers to the barometric pressure. ... In an interview in 2016, songwriter Frederick "Toots" Hibbert said that "Pressure Drop" was a song about karmic justice. It's a song about revenge, but in the form of karma: If you do bad things to innocent people, then bad things will happen to you.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sound Technology Restored Stack O'Gear

I am the custodian of my friend Chris Hornbeck's cool stack of vintage Sound Technology test gear. We replaced tons of small caps and spent a good deal of time on the ST1510.. No for a few lessons on how to use it... It would also be a good idea to duplicate the RTR and cassettes Chris kept with them. Anyone have a fave duplication service..


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

JBL Signature Sound


Friday, May 22, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Bauer Sound 1939


Saturday, May 16, 2020

R.I.P. Astrid Kirchherr


Astrid's influence on the Beatles was huge. She dated Stuart Sutcliffe at the end of his too short life. She gave the Beatles their iconic look and took brialliant photos of the band  while they were there honing their skills in the early days. If you have not read about the Beatles history in Germany you should check it out. It is a miracle they lived....








Friday, May 15, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Jazz Kissa



One of my favorite instagrams is Jazz Kissa.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

TMBG or THEY MGHT BE GIANTS

An early TMBG advert. These guys were massively prolific song writers. Before the internets I used to call their dial a song every week. 









Monday, May 11, 2020

The Fisher 80Z

One of the few amps that use EL37s.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020