When I was in high school my friend’s dad worked for a record company and we saw some great concerts, all while I imagine he was smoking joints backstage with the bands and perhaps fondling some groupies. While I’m jealous of that, it did enable me to get great seats and a ride to some […]


7 Jun
Planting Santa Cruz psych rock back on the map

Sleepy Sun, the fuzzed out, neo-psychedelic rock band from San Francisco (actually, from parts of California far-flung), is resuscitating a sound that hasn’t been quite the same since the transitional mid-70s, when peace signs were no longer cool, tie dye was forced to the back of the closet to make room for leathers and steel, […]


9 Nov
Bowers & Wilkins enters the headphone market for the first time

If you’re a picky bastard about how your music should sound, Bowers & Wilkins is a recognizable name in quality. I dig them. I’ve got their original Zeppelin and it sounds amazing. Have you seen the one that came after that, the Zeppelin Mini? I’m not sure how these headphones sound, but chances are pretty […]


16 Sep
Small can sound beautiful

I have the first edition of the Zeppelin from B&W and until I got it I was convinced that all iPod speaker systems were nothing more than novelty pieces of crap. B&W pretty much proved that amazing sound and visual beauty could coexist and indeed cohabit. Now they’ve got the Zeppelin Mini dropping in November […]

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