Responses from mei

Leaving my amplifier on ok?
I left my Naim 42/110 combo on for forty years: no problem.  
Whats the weirdest concert you ever attended?
1967- The Doors opening for Simon and Garfunkel in Forest Hills NY  
Stephen Stills
His playing on Judy Collins's recording of "First Boy I Loved" perfectly complements her amazing delivery of the song.  
Most amusing album or song titles
Joe Walsh : The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get  
What happened to all the highend stereo shops
Finding dealers that are knowledgeable and who really care about music is rare these days. I found a great shop in Mt. Kisco called Accent on Music. Recommended.  
Richard Strauss Recordings
A favorite: Richard Strauss - Lucia Popp • Klaus Tennstedt, London Philharmonic Orchestra* – Four Last Songs / Death And Transfiguration on EMI      
Great find: A really good streaming FM radio station.
I just tuned in. Sounds good, and the program listings look very interesting. Now I just have to get used to the time difference. Thanks.  
What is your favorite Strauss The Last Four Songs?
Janowitz and Popp are my two favorites, but Barbara Bonney, with only piano accompaniment, is also delightful.  
What are your top three favorite classical compositions?
1. Beethoven Eroica 2. Bach Goldberg Variations 3. Verdi Lat Traviata  
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
In an interview I once heard, Neil Young was asked about whether anyone else in his first band could sing. He laughed and said nobody in the band could sing.  
Classical piano solo—Your one favorite performance and recording
Impossible to choose one, but I'll put in a good word for Clifford Curzon's Eroica Variations.  
Need suggestions: High pitched female singers
Emma Kirkby  
Best Sound Track Ever Vote for One
Lawrence of Arabia- Maurice Jarre  
Highend tube preamp w/no headphone jack - help I wanna get a pair of phones
I'm dealing with the same issue. No headphone jack on my Rega Elex-R. I'm planning to buy a budget headphone amp (and some Sennheisers too), feeding it with the "Record Out" jacks, which should not affect sound quality to speakers.   
The Most Philosophical Song You Ever Heard
Two old, but wise, songs: Life is just a bowl of cherries Don't take it serious Life's too mysterious You work, you save, you worry so But you can't take your dough When you go, go, go Keep repeating, it's the berries The strongest oak must fall ...