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A Musician’s Life

My interest in music started early. I wasn’t offered piano lessons or encouraged to learn to play an instrument by my parents or through programs at school. But I did spend hours sitting in front of [...]

AIX Records Site: Reborn

The AIX Records and iTrax digital music download sites have been down for many months. The machine that served both sites (and some others including this blog) couldn’t be upgraded to accommodate newer software so I [...]

T.H.E. Show: A Great Show by Audiophiles

The 2019 edition of The Home Entertainment Show is over. Unlike years past, I didn’t drive home every night. After an unfortunate experience at a nearby Travelodge (loud music coming from the adjacent room and no [...]

T.H.E. Show: Long Beach This Weekend

Attending trade shows gives audio hardware and software vendors a chance to demonstrate their products to new customers, connect with existing customers, and maybe garner some attention from the audiophile press for their products. I’ve participated [...]

Graduation Day 2019!

The Class of 2019 walked across the riser at CSU Dominguez Hills at yesterday morning at the 9 am graduation ceremony. I couldn’t be more proud of the DMA Recording Arts students that received their degrees [...]

Hi-Res Music Challenge Again: Doing It Right!

It’s been over a month since my last post. Time flies when there’s travel (Charlie and I had a road trip to the mountains of Colorado for some late season skiing), a weekend in Big Sky [...]

Cables, Cables and More!

You want to guarantee lots of clicks or comments on your blog, audio site, or FB page? Write about cables. My last piece on the nonsense of power cables prompted a lot of responses and apparently [...]

Hi-Audio — Getting the Basics Wrong? Part II

It’s another rainy day in Southern California — time to follow up on the blog I started the other day. The first part is available at Hi-Res Audio — Getting the Basics Wrong? I was critical [...]

Hi-Res Audio — Getting the Basics Wrong?

How is it possible to get basic information about Hi-Res Audio so wrong as we usher in a new year — almost 20 years since the idea was considered in 2000? I happened on a recent [...]

Devon Allman & Duane Betts:Fast Forward to Yesterday

I’m typing with one eye swollen shut on this rainy Super Bow Sunday. After having a suspicious, discolored, quarter-sized portion of skin removed from above the right corner of my right eye the previous week, I [...]