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brothers-reborn

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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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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T.H.E. Show Newport Beach is an audiophile’s paradise. And the pool is nice, too.

T.H.E. Show Newport and Zappa Reissues

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 Wrap-up As someone who loves bright shiny amazing looking and sounding stereo equipment, I couldn’t wait for the 3rd annual T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013. I don’t get to go to a lot of these ...
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d-angelo-black-messiah

Has RSD become Corporate Record Label Day?

Christmas In April Saturday, April 18, Record Store day, is the best thing that has happened to independent record stores in the last 8 years. Ok, Adele sold a lot of records, which was great but…the word from record store ow...
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Nirvana

New Music, Old Vinyl, Happy Digging

BEST MUSIC STORES OF L.A. Congratulations to CD Trader in Tarzana (18926 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356, (818) 705-3544) and Amoeba Records in Hollywood (6400 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028, (323) 245-6400) for g...
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bitchin-summer-top

A Bitchin’ Summer of Music

What a bitchin’ sum-mer so far. Among other treasures, I recently found a copy of Frank Zappa’s Old Masters Volume Two and the dinero to purchase it. It fit right between volumes One and Three. Then I found a copy of You Ca...
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Doug MacLeod

Doug MacLeod

THERE’S A TIME – DOUG MacLEOD “Prof.” Johnson’s first Blues for RR, recorded at famous Sky-walker Sound! 13 original songs showcase Doug MacLeod’s soulful vocals and trademark acoustic guitar sound, backed b...
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heat-of-the-sun

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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Rick Rubin

Various ages of angst and a RCN challenge

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! 2012 was full of great musical discoveries and 2013 is getting off to a good start. I got hipped to the label Omnivore Recordings. They have a pretty diverse catalog that includes Ernie Kovaks, Jelly Fi...
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