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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - April, 2014

A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - April, 2014

 

I've been reading a lot about habits recently. How to develop new ones and change old ones into better ones. All of the conventional wisdom shows that you start small. Really small, then you build up in miniature increments over the course of a reasonable amount of time...

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - April, 2014

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Keanu Reeves stars in the action-adventure epic, 47 Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and reclaim their honor. This band of ronin must seek help from Kai (Reeves)—an enslaved half-breed they once rejected—in their ultimate fight for redemption in a savage world of mythic and wondrous terrors. Kai becomes their most deadly weapon and the heroic inspiration for these outnumbered warriors to confront their enemy and seize eternity.

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - January, 2014

A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - January, 2014

I thought it might be fun to do things a little differently this month. Mother, as they say, is the necessity of invention. There's not much happening in the World of Rock that interests me presently so I decided to take a look at some Jazz titles that have been reissued by separate...

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - March, 2014

A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - March, 2014

I'm famously late. I was late to Nirvana because I was too cool to listen to the radio when I was 17. I was late to the Queens of the Stone Age because I was too lazy to follow up on their hit radio song that I actually enjoyed in the early 2000's. I've loved Led Zeppelin for as long as I can remember...

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - January 2014

 

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - March, 2014

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Sandra Bullock plays a medical engineer and flight specialist on her first space shuttle mission.  The story opens with her and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) in the middle of a spacewalk repairing a satellite.  They are suddenly alerted that a Russian satellite has exploded in orbit, hurdling a trail of debris right at them . . .

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - December, 2013

Record Store Day's Black Friday event came and went with a whimper this holiday season.  There weren't a ton of compelling releases on the docket and this might have been reflected in the length of the line outside Amoeba Records in San Francisco yesterday morning.  I was fifth through the door...

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - February, 2014

A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - February, 2014

I've lamented the premature decline of the Black Crowes at this site before. They're like the Mike Tyson of Rock and Roll. Started out like a house on fire, and then flamed out way before their time in a haze of bloated musicality and dysfunction. We still have those first three records...

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - December, 2013

After the death of Jean Gray, Logan AKA Wolverine has retreated to a remote wilderness to stay off the grid and avoid hurting anyone. Unfortunately his sympathy for a suffering bear...

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - February, 2014

The men in the Lake family have an usual gift, the ability to tavel through time. When Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) turns 21 he learns of this gift from his father James (Bill Nighy) and is told to use it for a better life. His first goal is to end his loneliness...

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - November, 2013

I'm a Jazz fan. I'm no expert, but I love the genre enough to capitalize the "J" when I'm writing about it. I started out making purchasing decisions based on serious scientific data like "how cool is the album cover?" At some point...

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