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#265142 - 07/03/09 04:57 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? ***** [Re: CV]
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 Originally Posted By: CV

Well, I was going to listen to something, but my Audiobytes don't seem to be working. I'll have to troubleshoot tomorrow.


Youíre post made me think of how many times Iíve had a pilot call over the headset ďhey chief the (such and such) system isnít working. You climb upstairs look around and say ďSir, that system usually works best when the switch is in the Ďoí Ďní position.Ē

I hope itís not something serious. I live in fear of my Denon going out since itís the only thing Iíve got to run my speakers or headphones.
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#265148 - 07/03/09 06:04 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: grunt]
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#265204 - 07/03/09 05:04 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: grunt]
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 Originally Posted By: grunt
I hope itís not something serious. I live in fear of my Denon going out since itís the only thing Iíve got to run my speakers or headphones.


Well, I figured it out... kind of. Tunebite (part of Audials, which I've only used a handful of times, and it's been a while) had like 20-something sound devices set up. I don't really know how, but one of them became the default for playback. I set it back to the speakers.
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#265211 - 07/03/09 06:30 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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I seldom use Audials for playback, only to sample what Iím downloading but Iíve never had anything like that happen. Instead, Iíve become totally hooked on Media Monkey.
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#265212 - 07/03/09 06:33 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: grunt]
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I'll have to try Media Monkey out sometime.
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#265230 - 07/03/09 10:36 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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I admit it. I'm listening to some Ace of Base.
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#265246 - 07/03/09 11:28 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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#265332 - 07/04/09 02:28 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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 Originally Posted By: CV
I admit it. I'm listening to some Ace of Base.


For a nice late '80s, early '90s flashback, check out the new Black Eyed Peas Album - The End. This is my first Peas purchase and i was not blown away at first, but the old high school grove grows on you. It is not a 4 course meal like Dire Straits, but a bit of candy for the ears.

And the bass is rediculous, and well produced. Not a constant attack (1991 style), but rhythmic with bouts of stirring punch used for emphasis - loads of fun, unless you are a 6.5 inch bass driver on a tower! "Burp" \:o

Edit: Oh, and anyone that has never seen corner loading in action, just put you spl meter (real or spinal ) in a corner for the opening song. I got spikes (Max Slow) over 120db and sub 100 db main listening spot volumes. Fun for the whole family - the deaf family!


Edited by Zimm (07/04/09 02:36 PM)
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#265336 - 07/04/09 03:02 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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 Originally Posted By: wheelz999
 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
just got done listening to the Dave Mathhews Band cd: Big Whiskey and the Groo Grux King.

I wasn't sure if I really liked the album all that much the first time I listened to it, but it is really starting to grow on me. \:\)


The song "Alligator Pie" is dedicated to his daughter Stella, which has a neat story behind it. Basically, she mentioned to Dave one day that he has a song about his other daughter Grace, and she wanted to know when he's going to write a song about her, hence the lyrics "daddy when you going to put me in a song".


Ditto; first listen; so so. By the third I had it on my top 5 list. Main reason was critical listening versus casual. Loud and dead clear, you hear so many more layers than the recent offerings, so much more than you get from most modern music. It was also recorded in New Orleans, so I really wanted to like it. (And I have about 25 DMB albums so I was pretty sure I'd like it in the end.)

Funny thing about Cam's "Stella" story - it is my only disappointment in the album - well I don't like the last song either. You see, the song is about New Orleans and Katrina. The opening stanza is a brilliant description of the event, and then Stella describes the darkness that came after Katrina in a way that does more justice to the eerie feeling than any other phrase I have heard:
"Foatin in the lower nine
Waiting for a boat to throw me a line
See my Stella smile
sittin on a roof eatin Alligator pie
First Day the water rise
second day the sun is high
Third Day Stella cries
'cause nighttime's dark as a dead man's eyes"

Wow, it was that dark and that unnatural for anyone who lives in a modern city where true darkness never exists. Brilliant poetry. But then, to appease Stella (as Cam details) the rest of the song uses the refrain "Stella said Daddy when you gonna put me in a song?" Cool for his kid, and I can appreciate it, but every time I hear the song I think he was on the edge of a classic song for the ages; like the few enduring war songs from the 60's and 70's. For example, the next stanza ends with "...but the devil broke the levee and left us here to die...Stella said Daddy when you gona put me in a song." So Close. Still a great song, but "Stella cries 'cause nightime's dark as a dead man's eyes" would have been brought the whole song to a higher level.

Stay tuned, next I week I'll explain how Tchaikovsky screwed up the 1812 Overture with those damn cannons. ;\)
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#265341 - 07/04/09 03:43 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Zimm]
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