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Transfixed by Dexys

Posted on December 7th, 2013 by tonieee

I’m currently transfixed by Don’t Stand Me Down by Dexys Midnight Runners which I bought today thanks to a recommendation from Markie. I should probably listen to my other Dexys records more.

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A simplified diagram of part of the complex multitrack stereo recording system used for creating living presence stereo

Posted on July 13th, 2013 by tonieee

Found on the back of The Best of the Button-Down Brass

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Banjo Party Time!

Posted on May 6th, 2012 by tonieee

We’re having a Banjo Party Time in our house as provided by the Geoff Love Banjos. I got this from a charity shop about 15 years ago because the cover is so ace! I haven’t listened to it in a long, long time and finally got round to digging it out from the pile of […]

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Why don’t we ever just listen to records?

Posted on April 29th, 2012 by tonieee

Ralph is away camping so I’ve been taking advantage of the opportunity to just sit and listen records which is such a rare treat. These days I normally only listen to music while performing some other tasks. So far I’ve listened to: Shreds and Patches by John Kirkpatrick and Sue Harris Buckfast Bottles in the […]

Cleaning records

Posted on April 29th, 2012 by tonieee

I love listening to vinyl because of the procedure you have to go through of getting the record out, putting it on the record player and dropping the needle onto it. It is so much more satisfying than just pressing play on an mp3 player. One of the thinks I like the most about vinyl […]

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Recorder and records

Posted on April 28th, 2012 by tonieee

Today I got a wooden recorder from a charity shop. I’ve never played a wooden recorder before and I expected it to sound different to a plastic one but it sounds the same to me. The language in the instructions is quite old fashioned: “A wise player keeps his recorder in a case or carton. […]