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McCartney, Motown and Marley

By Jim Kaplan Spring and summer are stacking up with a plethora of concerts along with album and CD events. Paul McCartney has a May 17 release of Egypt Station-Explorer’s Edition on Capitol Records. It coincides with the sta...
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Zappa, Willapa and Christmas In April

BY JIM KAPLAN AHMET ZAPPA’S SPEARheading of The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa hologram tour is the most important thing to happen in the Zappaverse in the last 25 years. I saw a preview of this journey. Holy Shit! It’s...
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2019, from Burger  Records to The Band

BY JIM KAPLAN HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope your 2019 is filled with music and records you love. We moved RCN World Head-quarters over the holidays. Not far; it’s just 15 minutes down the road. It took a full month though. Boy...
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Birds, Vinyl and Things You Still Can’t Hack

By jim kaplan I almost got hacked on Amazon the other day. I got an email from something that really looked like Amazon Prime. The graphics were co convincing I almost clicked on it. Disaster avoided but it was close this time....
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Macy, Casey and Charlie Brown

By Jim Kaplan MACY GRAY, STRIPPED I saw Macy Gray live in San Jose at the Usual nightclub in 2001, about two weeks after she won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “I Try.” Macy Gray showed up at that litt...
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It's the PS Audio Sprout 100 integrated amplifier!

Summertime Sprouts with Possibilities

BY JIM KAPLAN THE PS AUDIO SPROUT 100 integrated amplifier showed up at Record Collector News World Headquarters for a visit. It costs a mere $599 and puts out 100 watts into 4 ohms, 50 watts into 8 ohms, has a headphone jac...
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10th Anniversary— how time does fly

KAPLAN’S KORNER An old story. Tell me if you’ve heard this story before. Ten years ago, as the Great Recession was getting into high gear, I found myself unemployed — along with a ton of other people — just as the e...
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Good Equipment for Great Listening

KAPLAN’S KORNER Buying gear because of the music During this last ten years, as I approach the final third of my life (which I call the fuck-it phase), I have invested some serious time and money into my stereo equipment....
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Man In The High Castle

Best of 2017

KAPLAN’S KORNER Best Soundtrack LP The Man In The High Castle I was a fan of Man In The High Castle author Philip K Dick from an early, impressionable age, I am a fan of the Amazon series as well which takes place in 1963...
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