• "A long, long time ago, I can still remember,
    how the music used to make me smile.
    And I knew if I had my chance, that I could make the people dance.
    And maybe they'd be happy for a while. . ."

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The Scorsese

“You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin’ to? You talkin’ to me? Well I’m the only one here. Who the f*ck do you think you’re talking to?” Powerful lines. Iconic lines delivered by De Niro in Taxi Driver. A film by Martin … Continue reading

Infinity Reference Standard 4.5

I got to listen to my former speakers (not this actual unit, but same model) again after about 3 decades. A friend of mine was able to acquire this pair recenlty and he invited me to come over and share with him my old tweaks with the 4.5. My old pair went thru several mods … Continue reading

The PNB Vault (Bar/Cabinet)

. It’s nearing Father’s Day and I’m thinking of dad. In memory of man who loved a drink … ok, maybe more than A drink. 😉 But that’s another story. Introducing the PNB Vault. A cabinet bar that’ll surely keep those single malts safe and smiling. New from Woodstocks. ——– For more Woodstocks: https://bb3blog.wordpress.com/wood-stocks/ . … Continue reading

The Portable Cassette Player

I got turned on to music via the transistor radio. But the portable cassette player pushed the envelope further towards the passion. 1969 I listened to my first cassette tapes of Booker T. and the MGs, Led Zep, Temptations, Chicago Transit Authority, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, etc. on a portable Panasonic player. I slept … Continue reading

Born To Be Wild

1970 I was young. I thought I was built for speed after watching the movie, Easy Rider. My dream was slipping on a pair of boots and hopping on a modified Harley-Davidson chopper with the song “Born To be Wild” as the soundtrack of this flight of fancy. But there was no chopper. Only the … Continue reading

Mind Blowing Decisions

1978 Good music. Good friends. Good times No attachments. . . No complications. . . I thought I had everything until . . . I was nineteen. She was eighteen. Feelings that have been on slumber mode for some time unexpectedly stirred back to life the instant I saw her. Was it anxiety of what … Continue reading

Three Chairs

A wise man once said that you can tell a man by his chair. The chair is . . . ok, I lied. No one ever said that. I just needed a proper intro. Anyway, here we have three chairs. Three generations. And in a way, there are similarities between these chairs and their owners. … Continue reading

The Pioneer KP500 Super Tuner.

Back in the mid 70s, what car would be complete without the venerable KP500 ? … or ‘DeRelo’ as others would affectionally call it. Pair this with Jensen Triaxes and you’re good to go- with 50+ ‘pogi points’.  🙂 It was a spartan unit compared to succeeding models. Fastforward and rewind buttons don’t even lock … Continue reading