Staying Curious

James Clear posted the following quote today: “There are nearly endless opportunities to improve each day and finding them largely boils down to being curious. People who are better in the end are usually curious in the beginning.” I think of myself of as a curious person. I like to figure out how things work. … Continue reading Staying Curious

Celestial Blues

I recently stumbled on the song Celestial Blues by Gary Bartz from his album Harlem Bush Music. The song has is a unique mash up of jazz instrumentals from Gary with vocals by Andy Bey. It’s the lyrics sung by Bey that pulled me in: We must get closer to the essence of life…But be … Continue reading Celestial Blues

Cosmic Language

When I was high school, I decided to listen to jazz. This was in the mid-90’s when grunge and alternative were all the rage and I had spent plenty of time listening to both. There isn’t a shining moment for my decision to listen to jazz. I didn’t grow up with an older brother or … Continue reading Cosmic Language

Audio Technica AT-VM95SH Cartridge with Shibata Stylus Review

After a few months listening to the Grado Prestige Black cartridge, I started to miss the sound of my previously owned Audio Technica cartridges. Being stuck at home during a pandemic allows for more listening time than usual so, after much research, I decided to upgrade to a more expensive cartridge, this time opting for … Continue reading Audio Technica AT-VM95SH Cartridge with Shibata Stylus Review

Mending things…

This blog post by Austin Kleon reminded me of a few projects I’ve worked on the past couple of weeks. First, it’s worth noting that I haven’t been excited about working on any vintage receivers this week. I needed a break from a few projects that have me stumped. I find when I pressure myself … Continue reading Mending things…

Tapeless Deck

Today I stumbled across this awesome project called Tapeless Deck which recycles an old tape deck to a digital playback device. What I love the most is the ability to use a skin on the digital device to create the look of a cassette playing. Check out their website for more information! Continue reading Tapeless Deck