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The Tube Amplifier of Happiness

The Tube Amplifier of Happiness

See this? It’s an HH Scott Tube amp. I’ve owned two of them. When I moved into my mountain lair in 2005, the house was almost a time capsule. It came pre-wired for sound because swank people in the ’60s did that sort of thing — even in their...
How Tinder is Destroying Live Music

How Tinder is Destroying Live Music

Live music used to be one of the most reliable attractions at a bar.       It was an expected part of nightlife. “Do they have a band tonight?” If the answer was yes, chances were the house would be full, at least part of the night. Live...
REVIEW: Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner

REVIEW: Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner

Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality by Brad Warner My rating: 4 of 5 stars The strongest part of Hardcore Zen comes in Warner’s description of what Zen is almost like, but most definitely is not. It’s most evident in the...
Tony Bennett and Paying Dues

Tony Bennett and Paying Dues

Wow. Tony Bennett is still around. That’s him there with Lady Gaga. They’ve covered a bunch of old standards on an album called “Cheek to Cheek.” I guess they were on the Oscars or something recently. I don’t know whose career will...
Ski Resort Architecture and Artificial Warmth

Ski Resort Architecture and Artificial Warmth

Just a few notes on a neglected aspect of architecture: Namely, that cold tends to preserve it. <ahref=”http://billlabrie.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/IMG_0052.jpg”> I was originally going to go off on how ski resorts are stuck in time. Many of...