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by Nicolson
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What was your first concert?
Replies: 33
Views: 6708

Nice to know that someone else had Manillow on vinyl!

(I believe I still have a VHS tape in a closet somewhere of the made-for-tv movie of "Copacabana," featuring Estelle Getty and Joseph Bologna, in which Barry played Tony the bartender.)
by Nicolson
Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What was your first concert?
Replies: 33
Views: 6708

Age 5. Barry Manillow. (And yes, I asked to go. I was a little "fan-illow". My first record was a 7 inch of "Can't Smile Without You.") I'd like to think I was ahead of my time in an ironic appreciation of Manillow, but the truth is I just loved the man for some unfathomable reas...
by Nicolson
Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Time for a new stereo--advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 5639

Your search has ended, Nicolson-behold, the McIntosh MXA60 : Only $7,500! It is pretty, but for that price I'd have to be able to live in it for the next 14 months. Turns out the stereo search is on hold until after Christmas, since I realized I should be getting some dough for the holidays. So tha...
by Nicolson
Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Time for a new stereo--advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 5639

The technical term you're going to want to ask for is either a phono stage or a phono preamp (it's the same thing, IIRC), assuming that the receiver you either have or want to buy doesn't have one built-in. Right, I was telling them I needed either a phono stage or an auxillary port that I could us...
by Nicolson
Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Time for a new stereo--advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 5639

Here's another question for you all: Where do you go to shop for electronics? I'm all in favor of Amazon, etc....but where do you go to give things a listen before you buy? I took a trip to Best Buy and a few other places over the weekend and was totally annoyed by the complete inability of sales pe...
by Nicolson
Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Time for a new stereo--advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 5639

My personal recommendation would be to avoid getting anything with a built-in ipod dock if you hope to keep it for another 11 years, because that shit is bound to be useless in another year or two. Point taken on the question of an integrated dock. I've been looking at a couple of Onkyo shelf syste...
by Nicolson
Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Time for a new stereo--advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 5639

Time for a new stereo--advice?

My Aiwa system (11+ years old) is finally giving up the ghost. Any recommendations for a shelf system that you have and like? I'm hoping for something that: has an Ipod dock and CD player; aux port for a turntable; decent sound for under $200. I'm tempted to ditch the CD player and go all digital......
by Nicolson
Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What's lifted you up recently?
Replies: 46
Views: 26875

Let's see...Buying "Clash: Live at Shea Stadium." Planning on buying "Live at Folsom Prison: Legacy Edition." Seeing Neko Case and New Pronographers at the Hideout Block Party. And, of course, there's always Ted Leo (okay, Chisel in this instance) "It's Alright, You're Okay&...
by Nicolson
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Where the Wild Things Are
Replies: 36
Views: 14867

Love that Grandaddy song, but honestly, the video? Um...anyone ever see that episode of CSI about "furries"?
by Nicolson
Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Anyone ever use a Boostaroo?
Replies: 5
Views: 2441

Yikes...well, I'm just sort of actually getting back to listening to things at normal volume after a nasty ear infection in June that left me with a seriously messed up ear/balance problems and a bad case of tinnitus (that's just finally starting to subside.) Trust me...I'm going to test everything ...

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