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A taste for tastewar

MP3 @ 320 Kbps

  • AGI 511A preamp
  • Dual 506-1 turntable
  • Ortofon Super OM20 cartridge
  • Mobile Fidelity GeoDisc alignment
  • Shure SFG-2 Stylus Tracking Force Gauge
  • Anti-skating set on groove-less test disc
  • Pignose record clamp
  • 16-bit, sample rate 48000/sec
  • Residual noise on line input approx. -68 dB

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Moses supposes

The history of comic books has the Golden Age, that roughly lasted from 1940 to the mid-50’s, then the Silver Age, lasting until the early 70’s. I sort of think about popular music the same way, and one of the most popular publications of the Silver Age of Pop music was Tiger Beat magazine, featuring the writings of Ann Moses. Here’s an hour-long interview with Ann, talking about her life and work. Fun fact: Ann, like Steve Martin, worked at Disneyland.