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RIP Christine McVie
"Prove Your Love" (Heroes Are Hard To Find) and "Keep on Going" (Mystery to Me) are two of my favorites. The latter was written by Bob Welch, which is rare because when it comes to Fleetwood Mac songs, the songwriter usually did the lead vocals. ... 
My Amp is good but probably the weak point
The Music Room (TMRAudio.com) currently has a # 8 for $4199 and an S5.5 for $3841; BUT, there is a listing for a S 5.5 on US Audiomart for $3100. I love my Coda amp and adding it certainly took my system to another level. Since you are happy with... 
Disappearing Jazz?
Many of my recent jazz discoveries have come from listening to "The Don Was Motor City Playlist" on WDET in Detroit. If you are not in Detroit, the program can also be accessed on the WDET website (WDET.org) or Spotify. BTW, Don is the current pr... 
What selections do you play when showing off your system to others?
Too many to list. I've got custom made demo discs for multiple genres, live recordings. etc. So, hopefully I've got something to please and/or impress everyone. But, I agree the best impressions are more often made when the guest picks the tune(s)... 
Ohio - Over the Rhine
@ghdprentice I'm hard pressed to think of another band that has as many "evocative" songs compared to Over The Rhine; so, you reaction is totally understandable. My favorite from that album is "Lifelong Fling."  
Sad songs- We love them- We need them
@fastfreight , good call on Lloyd Cole. Everything But the Girl - Riverbed Dry Prefab Sprout - We Let The Stars Go The Smiths - Back To The Old House  
Best Examples Of Cymbal Decays On A Recording
Del Amitri - "Crashing Down"  
Record collecting versus hoarding
I think the one important word that has not been mentioned yet is "completist." That obsession leads to collecting and/or hoarding; so, different people will define those two words in different ways.  I think there are probably more "music colle... 
Record collecting versus hoarding
1) There are always exceptions to every rule. 2) My exact quote was: "Within my circle of friends." That's what's known as a "small sample size."  
Record collecting versus hoarding
@sokogear , I think that the equipment hoarder is a very rare beast when compared to the hoarders of the physical music media (albums, cassettes, CD's). Some of the things that perplex me about the music hoarders are: 1) How do you find the space... 
Record collecting versus hoarding
Within my circle of friends it is evenly split between the hoarders/collectors and the audiophiles. The one thing the collectors have in common is that they own a lo - fi or less audio source (in one case only a boombox), while the audiophiles ten... 
Why does rock concert sound suck?
After attending a couple of terrible sounding shows at an outdoor venue in San Antonio, I swore I'd never attend another show there. That is until Steely Dan was booked. I figured if their sound guy couldn't tame the sonic issues there, then no on... 
Why does rock concert sound suck?
The larger the venue is, the worse it will probably sound. When you add in the stratospheric prices at most of the larger venues, this is not a good mix. Learn where the good sounding venues are in your area and support them. In the past year I'v... 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
"Terence Boylan" and "Suzy" - Terence Boylan Musical guests and top session players includes: Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Steve Luthaker, Jeff Pocaro, Don Henley, Tomothy B Schmit, Don Felder, Jeff Gordon, Victor Feldman, Jeff Baxter, Donald Fagen... 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
@Almosthome Thanks for the reminder about The Mark-Almond Band. Can't believe I forgot about them.