Another post about a turntable? This one is exclusively at Best Buy. It’s a Pro-Ject Carbon Esprit SB, which is considered to be an excellent table. The list price is normally $600, but this one costs an extra fifty bucks because it’s a Beatles Edition.
A competitor of Pro-Ject, called Rega, had a Queen special limited edition turntable that originally went for the same price, but it was eventually offered at a discount. I’m not in the market for a new turntable myself, having just replaced the broken RCA plugs on my 30-year-old Thorens turntable, but I’ll be interested in seeing how well the Beatles table sells.
A long time ago I posted something about the Scopitone video I love so much of Neil Sedaka’s “Calendar Girl.” More recently I posted a song by Nino Tempo & April Stevens. Here’s the brother-sister duo that’s like no other doin’ the jerk on Scopitone.
What the heck will they think of next? This is a Kickstarter campaign. If it actually goes into production, the proposed cost of the Mag-Lev turntable will be $1500, which is reasonable, considering the novelty level, if nothing else.
A couple of years ago I wrote about a chance meeting with Donovan. He was in Boston last month for a show that Denro and I attended. Donovan’s singing voice may not be what it was, but the groovy vibe is the same as 50 years ago.
Lia Pamina’s presence on this blog goes way back, almost to its start ten years ago. I find myself supressing a sniffle or two at how proud I am of our retro 60’s girl, for sticking to her dream of presenting a lovely and sweet style of singing inspired by Margo Guryan and Claudine Longet.
Lia’s first album, “Love is Enough” is available for order in America at this link. To borrow Lia’s favorite expression, “So cool!”