I'm sure 2017 will be more of the same.
Though it does look like you missed the ubiquitous: Why so many brand X for sale?
Happy and Healthy 2017 to all here at the Forums!!
Hey randy, sorry and yes the Predators slipped my mind, just an oversight. Thinking of ponying up $600+K to put the wamms in my den. Bdp24, I hear you, think the same. I'm not sure whether it was more people passing in 2016, or just being more aware because they were closer to our (at least my) age. I prefer to think us boomer's are coming to the last two decades of our time on the planet.
Don't worry be happy.
Every new year brings us all closer to our last year.
That sobering observation reminds me of what
someone said quite awhile ago:
"I should have made more mistakes."
"Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage, against the dying of the light."
All the more reason to get busy with this hobby,
and life in general. It's way too short.
All the best,
This thread made me realize my father died when he was 6 years older than I am now. Geez. I've never smoked, am in relatively decent health and I have had more health issues through this age than my dad did up to the same age. Guess it's time to start partying like there's no tomorrow.
2016 was a very stable audio year for me. No component changes- at all!. I said it a year ago "I'm done" and I meant it! Found other things to spend $ on.
Oh, I’m fine jetter, one of the healthiest people I know. I take no credit for that, other than having observed the old expression about doing everything in moderation, nothing to excess. I owe my health to genetics, my Dad passing his healthy gene’s onto me. My sisters aren’t as fortunate, getting my Mom’s. I don’t have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. I’m not an alcoholic or drug addict, and have never smoked. My hair is turning salt-and-pepper gray, but I still have it (and my teeth)! Other than needing to lose 15-20 pounds, I can’t complain.
Excessive weight is a HUGE problem in the USA, an epidemic even. I don't know about the rest of the world (except Asia, perhaps because of their leaner diet?), but it's even worse up here in the Northwest than it is in S. California, I have discovered since moving here. It causes lots of health issues, many of which both my obese sisters suffer from. They take pills for everything, I take none.
eddy - Drumpk is the family name of our next President
Symphonic Bombast - I took that from Stereophile's equipment reviews, where they say that just because it isn't in this years Recommended Component's does not mean it is not as good as when it was Recommended
Predator - the new Wilson high-end speaker looks like one, so i added that too
Enjoy the potato-potato sound!
Donovan, under-appreciated imo. His early Fairytale album proved him to be a fully developed artist at a relatively young age. My favorite lines from a song of his:
"First there is a mountain
Then there is no mountain
Then there is"
It's about the circular nature of the increase in consciousness and gaining of wisdom.
randy, go for it., You got me curious, and "A desmodromic valve is a reciprocating engine valve that is positively closed by a cam and leverage system, rather than by a more conventional spring."
bdp24 I really agree with you 100% about Donovan, on the oldies stations you rarely hear any of his songs, perhaps Sunshine Superman once in a long while. Somewhere in my collection I have a multiple set of Donovan LPs I picked up along the line. Will dig them out when my Thorens is back up and running. He had a lot of hits way back then.
Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger did a version of Season of the Witch that I liked back then. Super Session, wow, It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry, good memories.
Actually, I have all these old albums packed away in my basement. I am in the process of having a Thorens TD 160 brought up to spec so should be fun playing a few old favorites. Actually, not sure of there condition after all these years.
I had forgotten about Julie & Brian’s version Jetter. I really liked their albums together. Cross your fingers on the basement-stored LP’s---basement moisture may have taken it’s toll! If you don’t already have an LP cleaner such as the VPI HW-16, consider getting one to restore them.
Another great song that has had many cover versions is The Band’s "The Weight". None are as good as the original, but none as bad as the version of their seldom-covered "Chest Fever" by Three Dog Night. PU!