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by Rob P
Thu May 12, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abstinence Pledge = VD
Replies: 6
Views: 3927

I find it fascinating that the abstinence brigade gets so defensive whenever someone comes out with a study that refutes their beliefs. They're so delusional, they really must feel as though they can control every sexual situation, from a steamy encounter in a parked car to a carefully planned bedro...
by Rob P
Sun May 01, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: 10 best by year (or your own Pazz & Jop ballots)
Replies: 23
Views: 11748

I like lists such as these, just to see the interesting albums I've never heard of that someone will post. Keep them coming, and I'll try a post a year or two, so long as I'm not embarrassed by what I might put on it.
by Rob P
Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Hoffman's Buddy Holly compilation
Replies: 29
Views: 16146

I'm interested in the Grado mono carts, mostly because of their price and availability. They have two different models, one with a conical stylus and one with an elliptical. Denon is also supposed to make a good one. After that, the choices are too expensive. I have a decent amount of jazz records p...
by Rob P
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Hoffman's Buddy Holly compilation
Replies: 29
Views: 16146

Luke, I'm interested in purchasing a mono cartridge, but I can't ascertain (from comments on the internet) if it makes a positive difference in playing mono records. Which one do you use?
by Rob P
Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Santorum wants to muzzle National Weather Service
Replies: 12
Views: 6889

My first experience with Santorum was in 1994, when he ran a highly negative campaign to get elected to Congress. I was in Delaware at the time, watching Philadelphia TV stations. His 100% negative ads rained down on the airwaves. He came across as a jerk who would sell his grandmother for a dollar ...
by Rob P
Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Marvin Gaye on CD
Replies: 17
Views: 10736

Many people rave about the Deluxe remaster, partially because it contains the "Detroit mix" of What's Going On. This is the first mix that Marvin sent Motown, but after negotiations between the two sides, Marvin redid the mix and approved the more polished one for release. On the Detroit mix, the st...
by Rob P
Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: And the new Pope is.....
Replies: 10
Views: 6313

Hey, he looks like the Emperor from Return of the Jedi.
by Rob P
Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: And the new Pope is.....
Replies: 10
Views: 6313

And the new Pope is.....

Former Hitler Youth Joseph Ratzinger. Nice going, Catholicism. Way to think outside the box. :roll:
by Rob P
Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Hawkwind
Replies: 5
Views: 3193

I'd like to help you, but I have most of their albums on vinyl only. I never bothered to upgrade, even though I like the group very much. Space Ritual supposedly sounds superb on the UK reissue, but I haven't heard it.

Those CDs must sound way better than the vinyl pressings I have.
by Rob P
Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Elton John (Best CD's)
Replies: 89
Views: 58170

That's all I got, too. No CDs. It's funny, I know of no one who owns Elton CDs, yet he's one of the top sellers of all time. Perhaps many people simply held on to their Elton records.
by Rob P
Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: I love modern digital AVR technology
Replies: 28
Views: 19584

I guess the idea is to have room behind the couch to set those rear speakers up, but I can't imagine that's practical in most surround sound setups. Most listener's rooms are too small. It would be a somewhat similar issue with our environment. Plus, not many people want to locate their couches away...
by Rob P
Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: I love modern digital AVR technology
Replies: 28
Views: 19584

I didn't consider putting in a wall plate for the cable outlet. This gets me thinking. I haven't done a brand new outlet and box before, only switched out old ones. Do you use a reciprocating saw to cut the hole for the outlet box in the drywall? So the only clean wall is the one where the rear spea...
by Rob P
Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: I love modern digital AVR technology
Replies: 28
Views: 19584

I'm enjoying this discussion, but I thought I'd chime in with my own receiver story. After many different kinds of amps, including tubes, separates, single ended (don't ask, I got off that train a long time ago), I settled on a 2 channel Onkyo 8501, 100W/channel. This thing kicks all kinds of booty....
by Rob P
Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Robert Fripp mocked by his fans
Replies: 7
Views: 4296

That's mighty funny and dead on accurate, and I'm a KC (Fripp) fan. Not the first person in the world who thinks Fripp is kind of a jerk, that's for sure.
by Rob P
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Terri Schiavo Dies
Replies: 10
Views: 5892

I had a twinge of sadness when I heard she died, but I'm glad for her that she can finally move on. (And maybe now the other patients at the hospice can get the peace and quiet they need as well, without lunatic protestors harassing them in their last days.) Thanks for bringing that up. I can't imag...