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What CDs to buy
Any of the Steven Wilson remix's (Chicago - Jethro Tull - XTC - Yes) or any of the recent remasters of The Beatles, Joni Mitchell or Pink Floyd will get you started.  
RIP Tom Verlaine
I agree that the guitar duo of Tom Verlaine & Richard Lloyd are in the same rarified air as Duane Allman & Dickie Betts. I'd add Andy Powell & Ted Turner of Wishbone Ash to that exclusive club; and, Peter Koppes & Marty Wilson-Pipe... 
SPDIF Coax cable recommendation?
Over the last 10 years, I've tried SPDIF coax digital cables from: Audio Envy, Audioquest, Acoustic Zen, DH Labs & NBS. Of those, I liked the DH Labs D - 750 the best. It is by no means the most expensive cable in that bunch; but, I think my s... 
Favourite Guitarists
RIP, the one, the only, JEFF BECK!  
Favourite Guitarists
Michael Hedges Mick Ronson Among the not yet mentioned guitarists that also appeared on a Steely Dan record: Elliot Randall; Rick Derringer; Dean Parks; Ben Benay; Hugh McCracken; Jeff Mironov; Jay Graydon; Steve Kahn & Hiram Bullock.    
Heist/ crime songs
Concrete Blonde - Scene of a Perfect Crime Prefab Sprout - The Best Jewel Thief in the World  
Confession: I only like Norah Jones because so many others told me to
Norah has her moments; but, I get why many don't feel inclined to jump on that bandwagon. I was given a ticket to see Norah on her 2022 tour and I was excited when I learned that Brian Blade was the drummer in her touring band. I've seen Brian nu... 
What are your top 3 favorite female singers?
+ 1 for: Kate Bush, Neko Case, Annie Haslam, KD Lang & Joni Mitchell. Here's a few who haven't been mentioned yet: Karen Bergquist (Over The Rhine) Dominique Durand (Ivy) Jonette Napalitano (Concrete Blonde) Kim Richey Sharleen Spiteri (... 
Preamp with two volume controls?
Ormond Beach/Daytona (whatever) Phone: (386) 676 - 2004 Email: AF@AudibleIllusions.com  
Preamp with two volume controls?
Audible Illusions is based in Daytona, FL. and their tube preamps are well regarded. Also, their preamp has two "balance control" knobs (one for each channel), in addition to the master volume control. The owners manual describes the balance cont... 
What's the oddest thing in your music collection?
A compilation called "When Pigs Fly." Many highlights (lowlights?), with none better than Herman's Hermits cover of "White Wedding" (Billy Idol). Or, "Prozak For Lovers," which features bossanova lounge jazz covers of a variety of songs, such as:... 
RIP Christine McVie
"Prove Your Love" (Heroes Are Hard To Find) and "Keep on Going" (Mystery to Me) are two of my favorites. The latter was written by Bob Welch, which is rare because when it comes to Fleetwood Mac songs, the songwriter usually did the lead vocals. ... 
My Amp is good but probably the weak point
The Music Room (TMRAudio.com) currently has a # 8 for $4199 and an S5.5 for $3841; BUT, there is a listing for a S 5.5 on US Audiomart for $3100. I love my Coda amp and adding it certainly took my system to another level. Since you are happy with... 
Disappearing Jazz?
Many of my recent jazz discoveries have come from listening to "The Don Was Motor City Playlist" on WDET in Detroit. If you are not in Detroit, the program can also be accessed on the WDET website (WDET.org) or Spotify. BTW, Don is the current pr... 
What selections do you play when showing off your system to others?
Too many to list. I've got custom made demo discs for multiple genres, live recordings. etc. So, hopefully I've got something to please and/or impress everyone. But, I agree the best impressions are more often made when the guest picks the tune(s)...