tylermunns

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Are You a Swifty?
It’s really sad that these comparisons are emerging here. Joni? Aretha? Adele? Madonna? JLo? Whitney Houston? How/why would Taylor Swift be compared to each of them? Her music and vibe is quite different from each of them… …hmmmmm…. …why would T... 
Eric Carmen
Celine Dion took a beautiful Eric Carmen song that borrowed heavily from Rachmaninov and reduced it to soppy, cheesy milquetoast for soccer moms.   “Let’s Pretend” has 10 chords, btw.  
A.I. music
Who needs human beings?   Nothin’ but trouble.   Maybe A.I. can enslave us and mine our “soulfulness” reservoirs and then figure out how to getter emulate the human factor in music creation.   Then we’d be set!  
Expectation and musical perception
Of course prior experience or “knowledge” affects how we experience music.   A whole bunch of things in our lives, experiences, memories, etc. do this.   I just sit still and listen.   If I don’t like it I move on.   If I like it I inquire further... 
I Don't Understand What Determines When A Thread Gets The Axe
An official Audiogon forum moderator said, “If your Forum Post or Discussion was removed, it is because a user flagged it…” To quote Ernest P. Worrell, “well, there’s yer problem right there.” In lieu of behaving like a sniveling child that goes ... 
Best Covers
Stevie Wonder, “We Can Work it Out” Harry Nilsson, “You Can’t Do That” Langley Schools Music Project, Desperado” The Brothers and Sisters, “The Times They Are a-Changin’” The Brothers and Sisters, “Quinn the Eskimo” Prince, “A Case of You” Tina Tu... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
Conrad Winslow makes wonderful music. He makes his own music and collaborates with many top-shelf artists around the country, often in the vein of the more avant-garde (not a lot of stuff that sounds like Mendelssohn or whatever). A collaborative ... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
The mention of Nonesuch vinyl makes me think of how good my vinyl copy of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot sounds. I’m pretty sure it’s a reissue but it sounds brilliant.  
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
Sorry, one more: larryi mentioned those live Carnegie Hall Belafonte LPs.   I have to concur.   Also, Belafonte recorded the song “My Old Paint” in ‘63, and this vocal track is on my short list of “All-Time Best Sounding Vocal Tracks.”   
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
It’s fun getting an LP because you like the music and being really surprised how good it sounds.   I found an original U.S. ‘Frisco Mabel Joy by Mickey Newbury for 25 cents at a thrift store about a decade ago.   The sound quality almost seemed l... 
"The Mystery Of Sound Is Mysticism"
@mapman: “The mystery of high end audio is way more mysterious than that of music.” This is like saying the functionality of a Cuisinart is more “mysterious” than the experience eating amazingly good food provides. a) the experience of enjoying ... 
Cost Incurred to Achieve a Vinyl LP Replay
If the OP has a particular neurodivergence that compels them to capitalize words that shouldn't be capitalized, I don't wish to be rude or insensitive.   I will say trying to read the OP made my head hurt.   Hard to understand what is being expr... 
Anyone listen to Music on a FM tuner anymore?
@pwerahera Go Nuggs!!  
Anyone listen to Music on a FM tuner anymore?
I love my handsome, fully refurbished, fully recapped Marantz 2285B.   The fact that is has an FM tuner of relatively good quality is cool.   Using that spinning wheel with the embossed(?) rubber for dexterity, seeing the glowing tuner display and... 
"The Mystery Of Sound Is Mysticism"
I also like that right after Dylan made that comment, Bradley asked him if he thinks he could write something like that again, and he said, “(mm mm)” 😆 (as in, the ‘mm mm’ sound of ‘no’).  That lack of hubris, expressed so bluntly, is great.   He’...