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T.H.E. Show: Coming to Newport Beach

Happy 2015 Everybody This year is starting out to be our best ever here at RCN World Headquarters. I say this, course, because I moved my speakers from the long wall to the short wall. Did you know speakers always sound best wh...
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THE Show Newport Beach

We’re Turning Five…And Boy Are My Arms Tired

AND MANY MORE… This issue marks our 5th anniversary publishing RCN. During that time our circulation has grown from 6,500 papers and 24 pages to 12,500 papers and 56 pages. Our distribution has grown from Southern Califor...
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Peter Gabriel Flower Power

The History of Rock and Other Online News

THE HISTORY OF ROCK Understanding the history of music and how different genres and artists fit in with and relate to each other can really increase and widen the scope of enjoying a record collection. It’s interesting, chall...
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Brothers Reborn and THE Newport Show

BONUS TRACKS by Jim Kaplan ~ I LOVE MY STEREO AND I LOVE MY RECORDS DEPARTMENT The new phono cartridge takes about 100 hours to fully break in. It dawned on me about 5 hours into it that the cartridge was only going to sound be...
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Letters To The Editor

Fan Mail

LETTERS Dear RCN, Is Record Store Day all that good for small independent record stores? Are the labels releasing too much material? Are the stores getting stuck with merchandise they can’t sell? Is Record Store Day becoming ...
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Frank Zappa

Beatles School and a New Zappa Release

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH THE BEATLES Coursera (www.coursera.org) is a website. Their slogan is “Welcome to Coursera! Take the worlds best courses, online, for free”. They offer free courses such as Mathematical Biostatistics Boo...
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Washington Road Trip

Seattle & Tacoma Record Store Odyssey

efore we get to my epic odyssey to Seattle and Tacoma, I want to sincerely wish all of you a wonderful Holiday Season. We don’t come out again until late January so this is my chance to take a minute to express my gratitude t...
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News from RCN World Headquarters

THE LIVING IS EASY It’s summertime here at RCN World Headquarters. The ageing window unit air conditioners wheeze against the 95-degree sun beating down. The poor machines try. They do make a lot of noise. But ultimately, the...
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The Record Parlour

Hooray for Hollywood Record Stores

DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD by Jim Kaplan ~ When did Hollywood become hipster haven? A dozen years ago I was employed by the LA Weekly, its offices at the time were on Sunset Blvd. near Highland Ave. We didn’t go out to our cars alon...
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