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  1. The Song Game Mk III

    love this tune!
  2. World Music: Currently Spinning

    Lo' Jo, a French band have always been a fave of mine, especially good live! They've been to Womadelaide a few times. https://www.discogs.com/artist/311755-LoJo http://www.lojo.org/
  3. Robert Cray Band: Melbourne Thurs 17 May 2018 Croxton Bandroom, 607 High St Thornbury, Melbourne https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=81889 < Nightmare Music today announce an Australian headline tour by US Blues legend Robert Cray. The Robert Cray Band will headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in addition to headlining the Blues On Broadbeach Festival on the Gold Coast in May 2018. Robert Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B, with 3 Grammy wins, 12 Grammy nominations, over 20 acclaimed albums and a well deserved place in the Blues Hall of Fame. In 2017 he received the Americana Music Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance. Eric Clapton’s response on first hearing Robert Cray’s music was “As a blues fan, we’re saved!” But it is Cray’s friend and music collaborator, the renowned Grammy Award winning producer Steve Jordan, who says it best; “Robert is a great person besides being an extraordinary talent. People gravitate to his guitar playing first, but I think he’s one of the best singers I’ve heard in my life. Not only because of his singing ability, but his interpretations. He’s an honest soul.” During the 90s the Cray Band was featured in concert with artists like Clapton, the Stones, John Lee Hooker, BB King and Bonnie Raitt, who declared that the band leader is “an original; he’s passionate, he’s a bad ass and puts on one of the best shows you’ll ever see.” > regards Ian
  4. The Song Game Mk III

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Nordine listen to the whole clip for the fun ending!
  5. The Audiophile Club of Athens

    Audiophile Club of Athens http://www.aca.gr/ enjoy!
  6. DIY audio: what are you building?

    Mark, what semi's did you use? What output semi's? Most of the originals very hard to find now. I built this amp with substitutes (from Speedy Spares Kensington) quite a few years back, great amp. It might still be out there doing the rounds of amp buyer/sellers. No doubt you didn't go down the truck battery supply option! regards Ian
  7. The Song Game Mk III

    been rediscovering Annette Peacock, she hung out with some seriously cool dudes! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annette_Peacock
  8. World Music: Currently Spinning

    issue #135 March 2018 of Songlines just arrived, this cd review caught my eye Mahsa Vahdat & Coskun Karademir: Endless Path (Kirkelig Kulturverksted label) < A Turkish - Iranian date in a Norwegian mausoleum > < all this is helped bu the unique acoustics of the recording location in Oslo, Norway: the early 20th century artist Emmanuel Vigeland's mausoleum, where the echoes last more than 14 seconds and the natural reverb of the location is used as a musical instrument > http://www.emanuelvigeland.museum.no/museum.htm there are many clips on youtube that highlight its amazing acoustics and impressive artwork http://musicnorway.no/artist/kirkelig-kulturverksted/ < Kirkelig Kulturverksted (KKV) is Norway’s largest independent record label with a catalogue of more than 380 titles. For over 40 years KKV have collaborated with Norwegian and international artists from all over the world. Well known for the extremely high quality of its releases, KKVs CD’s are sought after by audiophile collectors all over the world. > to fully appreciate this album's sonic qualities I'd say the cd is a must buy! good price here http://www.grooves-inc.com/product_info.php/products_id/2097985140/currency/EUR regards Ian
  9. acg, your bass cannons remind me of these war tubas, acoustic radar https://mashable.com/2015/02/16/war-tubas-radar-wwi/#oyElPkA19PqA regards Ian
  10. 44years in this crazy hobby

    Bob, as an aside heard of Lucas Cant of Black Art Audio, mate of mine based in Melbourne? Not really a competitor with Earl as Lucas takes "forever" to build custom SE amps! They include 300B, 211, 4212 (big brother to the 211). He designs and constructs excellent transformers of all types. A very knowledgeable guy, "elusive" at the best of times, audio is more of a sideline for him as he has a day job as an engineer that keeps him far too busy! His 845 PP monoblock amps with mercury rectifiers can be seen in some pics here https://www.google.com.au/search?client=firefox-b&dcr=0&biw=1440&bih=725&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=s-2EWs3XOMTa8QWw6IrIDQ&q=soundsmith+melbourne+audio+club&oq=soundsmith+melbourne+audio+club&gs_l=psy-ab.3...13669.24408.0.25280. regards Ian
  11. Currently Spinning

    featuring David Sylvian
  12. two days left! https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/834312771954/under-the-skin
  13. Aussie Politics