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Worst Concerts You Have Attended ??
dwmaggie -- did I mention on this website that Steppenwolf played at my high school?  University High in West L.A. They were good. They didn't do The Pusher, probably at the instructions of the Principal. 
Are you troubled by the imaging of a symphony orchestra?
Orchestral imaging has always been problematic in my experience. How many mikes were employed? Overdubs? Was the venue truly good enough, or did the producers have to make due? Were the producers pressured by the label (or the conductor) into doin... 
If you had access to a time machine, what concerts would you go back to see?
Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl. My sister had a friend who had a very good seat.  She was supposedly hoarse for the next several days due to all her screaming.The Doors at the Whiskey.  I got to say, though, that I went to lot of legendary concerts... 
Worst Concerts You Have Attended ??
I saw many of the artists mentioned in this thread, and I'll bet many of the performances I saw were on the same tours where you guys saw them.  I'm in agreement with the assessments a good 80% of the time.  Clapton, probably my favorite electric ... 
Worst Concerts You Have Attended ??
Not that it was the worst, but I've just remembered a Byrds Concert.  At the Aquarius Theater in Hollywood (where, at the site's previous incarnation, my older sister actually had her sweet sixteen party). Crosby, of course, was long gone but Gene... 
Worst Concerts You Have Attended ??
Allman Brothers -- Yeah, it was during the classic period when Duane Allman and Dickie Betts (was that his name?) were trading licks all night, but Duane only seemed to play one lick -- the whoop-de-doodle-do one. After about three hours of it I d... 
Building a house
Had a house built and made an effort to get a first class sound room.  Lath & Plaster walls & ceiling. Soundproofing inside the walls and an exterior weight door to minimize disturbing the wife.  Dimensions not especially large (is it12'X1... 
What do you use for streaming Classical?
Primephonic is my go-to classical streaming service. My Mytek Brooklyn Bridge delivers it with excellent fidelity, and the choices they offer is immense. Damn what a library!  Paradise!  Qobuz sometimes (but not always) delivers even better fideli... 
SQ vs. Music
rv piano -- I might be the only one here who thinks this way but, for me, I don't primarily listen to Mahler because his stuff has the potential of being an audio spectacular. Instead, I listen to Mahler for the tunes, the emotions and the worlds ... 
SQ vs. Music
I think it was Frogman who asked what you first go for when you first switch on the machines...a particular piece of music or sound quality? In any case, it's a very good question. As for me, I almost always start off with a yen for sound quality.... 
SQ vs. Music
Ninety Percent of the time I listen for the music. I only get hung up on sound quality if the quality is truly outstanding or pushes my buttons the wrong way. Tizzy violin sections and buzzy male vocals do drive me nuts. As does boomy or excessive... 
My review of recent "Obscure Albums" post so far. Part 1
dadork --- Hey, I saw the Soft Machine live.  They got lots of hype on L.A. rock radio but talk about forgettable...  I think they opened for Hendrix. Or was it Iron Butterfly? 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
pehere & lpretiring -- I actually bought the Lord Such and Heavy Friends new in the '70's.  I quickly relocated it to the nearby Moby Disc(?) used record bin.  Maybe one of you guys actually has my copy! 
"The Analog Guy," David Fletcher passes away at the age of 81.
My old Sapphire still turns, almost 40 years on. I remember watching it shake while a good-sized quake rumbled through the San Fernando Valley.  Yeah, there was no shortage of wow from the orchestra's string section as the temblor tembled, but the... 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
dbp24 -- Not that Song Cycle is my favorite LP of all time, but when I lived in the San Fernando Valley in L.A., I'd regularly drive down Laurel Canyon to Vine street to go my barber, who alternately worked on Melrose Avenue and Beverly Blvd. Ever...