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Finding a matching center channel
i'm still using the cobalts in my bedroom system--as auxinput states, the cc800 pops up regularly on ebay (you can use the function which notifies you when one is listed). the cobalt line (which i've always liked) does have a different signature t... 
Whats playing on your system today?
paul kelly, comedy--very smart melodic folk/rock on the order of neil finn or freedy johnson, but with the punky verve of early kinks. huge in australia, fwiwchris stapleton, from a room--a country record for people (like myself) that don't always... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
nirvana, "frances farmer"--what a brilliant song 
RIP Chris Cornell
i'm decidedly in the minority, but i think his bond theme (from casino royale) was the second best ever (goldfinger being of course the ultimate). from what i read he suffered from depression, which led to drink/drugs, but was sober of late. all v... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
the hollies--midas touch. their own songwriting is kind of spotty, but graham gouldman is one of the  unsung songwriters of all times and the drummer is surprisingly greatgo betweens--before hollywood. everyone should run out and buy at least two ... 
Best Debut Albums
byrds, mr tambourine manmoby grape (suggested above)feelies, crazy rhythmthin white rope, exploring the axisgraham parker, heat treatment 
80's iconic artists
gbv/pollard is ridiculous--i just checked and in their various incarnations he's released over 110 unique lps and eps plus countless singles, scores etc. (over 2000 songs). what's surprising is that almost all of the (probably too many) i've heard... 
Tune of the Day
thanks ruebent--great cover. i can't find the album on spotify, but i think i have it on cassette somewhere and will dig it up. as payback, i'll recommend the pernice brothers, overcome by happiness--sorta big star melodicism crossed with brian wi... 
80's iconic artists
I love Hitchcock too, but he's another guy that puts out too many records. His latest, BTW, is vg 
80's iconic artists
Bdp, I half agree with you on Graham Parker. His records declined significantly after his recognized masterpiece, squeezing out sparks, tho I felt it was less an issue of losing his songwriting muse and more  his struggling to find a right musical... 
80's iconic artists
great nostalgic thread--you're hitting on a lot of the artist (feelies, twilley, etc.) that really got me obsessed with music. i'd throw in dumptruck, husker du, meat puppets and graham parker. 
Tune of the Day
ty, very kind words. i've always admired robert christgau's (ex-village voice) reviews--really concise and caustic. i  inevitably disagree with his musical tastes--he's a real snob who generally skewers anything populist or popular--but his writin... 
Tune of the Day
thanks, ghosthouse. i also aspire to be verbose and obscure....reubent, i'm not generally a country guy, but i'm a big steve earle fan--i'd put him squarely in my top 20 living songwriters. he's a self-proclaimed terrible singer (though i like his... 
Tune of the Day
curiously, i was listening to camper van beethoven the other day as well. like ghosthouse, i always admired them from a distance--they're skillful and there's some very good songs, but there's a certain cynical/collegiate quality to the proceeding... 
Whats playing on your system today?
badfinger, ass--their resident genius, pete ham is oddly subordinate on this one, with only two songs, but i think it's their most listenable overallmatthew sweet, in reverse--i've sorta overlooked this one but it impresses on close listen; ambiti...