dawgfish

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Cartridge for my friend
I  don't have, but have heard and been impressed by both the Hana S and the Dynavector 10x5 Mk II.  Both are at the top of your budget range.  They're also both MC so his phono pre would have to work with that format.  Happy listening --  you're a... 
I wish these albums were available on vinyl
Melody Gardot "Live in Europe" and Patty Griffin, "Children Running Through" 
Help Me Name a New Band
Objects in the Mirror 
Worst Concerts You Have Attended ??
I'm a big BB King and the first two times I saw him, he was really great, even at this advanced age.  The final time, though, the Thrill Was Most Definitely Gone.  He played snippets of his own song, interspersed with about a dozen renditions of "... 
Keith Jarrett
I love Koln, agree with mot of jjss49 suggestions, and also recommend "The Melody at Night, With You" 
Eva Cassidy Documentary, Kay Commercial and New Album
When my mother passed away a few years back, we used Eva's versions of "Wonderful Life" and "People Get Ready" to accompany a slide show of family photos at her celebration of life.  Not sure what more I could say to tell you how I feel about Eva'... 
~$15K floorstanders: opinions sought
A bit more than you're looking to spend, but there's a beautiful pair of Vandy 5A carbons on A'gon for $18.8k.  Can't imagine you could do better for the money.  And I have no affiliation with the ad or speakers listed.  Happy listening. 
Newbie to the awesome audiophile world
That was supposed to read, "a bit more" ... 
Newbie to the awesome audiophile world
I'm sure your head is already spinning faster than a 45 rpm Mo-Fi reissue, but I'll throw in a couple other ideas you might want to keep in mind.  These are observations based on years in the hobby.  I'd like to consider them common sense, but sen... 
Album Filing System
Trying to focus on the music rather than the recording, I file by musical genre, then alphabetical by artist within genres, and generally chronologically within each artist.  At least in theory -- I probably bat about 90% in following my own syste... 
Sexy singer(s) and/or song(s)
Some that might not have been mentioned:Chris Isaak "Wicked Game" (OK, maybe influenced by the video)Patricia Barber's cover of "Light My Fire"Lucinda Williams "RIghteously"Nina Simone "Feeling Good"Happy Monday's "Bob's Your Uncle"Dave's True Sto... 
MOFI Yes "Fragile" UD1S (One-Step, Supervinyl)
Like big_greg, I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive.  Better check my receipt! 
Billy Cobham Question
Great find.  My guess is that Nancy Goldstein did PR for GRP and was reaching out to journalists trying to create buzz for the album release.  Apparently, if you weren't aware of the album until now, she wasn't completely successful.  :-)Happy Lis... 
Best father daughter dance song for wedding? Not Butterfly Kisses...
My daughter and I danced to KC & Sunshine Band's "Boogie Shoes," but that was something of an inside joke and probably not one anyone else wants to replicate.  But it was special to us.  Which, by the way, is likely to be the case for you too ... 
Vandersteen Treo CT vs. 5A
Not sure why Bob thinks the Quatro's "give you the benefit of the onboard subs" vs. the 5A's.  The 5A's also have on-board, powered subs.