4 Gift Ideas For Audiophile Turntable Fans

October 30, 2015 | Posted in VINYL RECORDS | By

Mystery Writers by Nana B Agyei on Flickr

Audiophile turntable users are a different breed: Lets be real here, audiophiles are different. Audiophiles are always looking for the newest and best way to upgrade their music listening experience. They can be among the toughest to gift however If

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Mockingbird by Walter Tevis is Science Fiction You Must Read

October 30, 2015 | Posted in SCIENCE FICTION | By

"Mockingbird" by Walter Tevis.

In the 25th century, a robot wanders through the streets of a decaying New York City as mankind grows ever nearer to extinction. Those humans still alive exist in a state of near constant numbness and isolation, trained from youth to favor self-interests and internal thoughts over interpersonal relationships and all but the most trivial conversation…

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Tarbox Station by Rhonda Eudaly: A New Science Fiction Whodunit

October 28, 2015 | Posted in MYSTERY/THRILLER, SCIENCE FICTION | By

"Tarbox Station" by Rhonda Eudaly

Situated at the intersection of four wormhole gates, Tarbox Station plays an important—and unique—part in the operations of the United System Concorde. Originally built by the Aren Empire as a military outpost…

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Collecting Vintage Blue Note Records on the Cheap

October 28, 2015 | Posted in VINYL RECORDS | By

An original first press Blue Note LP 1568 from tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley recently sold at auction for more than $11,000. Nearly double the price of the previous record setter for Blue Note. An original Hank Mobley Blue Note 1568

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Dr. David D. Carrozzino – Classical Painter and Podiatrist

October 28, 2015 | Posted in TRADITIONAL ART AND PAINTING | By

"Hand to Foot" by David Carrozziono, inspired by Michelangelo.

Many of us have hobbies we enjoy pursuing in our free time. For Dr. David D. Carrozzino, a podiatrist practicing in Woodbury, New Jersey, that hobby is classical oil painting. David’s passion for art, particularly the art of the Italian Renaissance, has been an important part of his life for many years…

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Ikea’s Kallax is the Best Vinyl Record Storage Shelf

October 26, 2015 | Posted in VINYL RECORDS | By

Ikea Kallax Review

Kallax replaced the Expedit as the best record shelf Back in February of 2014, when I learned about Ikea’s discontinuation of the Expedit shelf, it was a total shock. Expedit was probably the most well liked, and perhaps the most

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A Little Too Broken by Brad Vance is a little too banal

October 23, 2015 | Posted in LGBT THEMES, ROMANCE | By

"A Little Too Broken" by Brad Vance.

Jamie and Tom are two “broken” individuals. Jamie hasn’t been with anyone since his last (drug-pushing, abusively dominating) boyfriend infected him with HIV—he’s convinced he’s now unlovable and destined to be forever alone. Tom, who is former military, lost both of his legs in Afghanistan…

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Half Way Home by Hugh Howey: A Half Way Good Read

October 22, 2015 | Posted in LGBT THEMES, SCIENCE FICTION, YOUNG ADULT | By

Half Way Home by Hugh Howey.

In the future, there is no faster-than-light travel, no wormholes to speed the exploration and colonization of other worlds. Instead, nations send out colony ships filled only with 500 blastocysts, ready to be nurtured into life if a planet is found to be hospitable to human settlement…

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We Want Miles and Star People: A Worthy Return to Form For Miles Davis in the 80’s

October 15, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

We Want Miles We Want Miles From 1982, Shows trumpeter Miles Davis almost returning to his past form, in fact, listening to this live double vinyl twice in the last few days. I am struck at how the music really

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Round About Midnight With Miles Davis 1957

October 14, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

‘Round About Midnight, released in 1957, but recorded in 1955 and 1956 respectively, was the first Columbia Records release from Miles Davis, and as you might expect, now a classic example of 50’s small group jazz. The album does seem

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