How Much Are Vintage Andy Warhol Album Covers Worth?

November 29, 2015 | Posted in ART, VINYL RECORDS | By

Warhol Covers can Bring a Super Premium: Andy Warhol was a freelance graphic designer long before he become one of the greatest pop culture artists and icons of the 20th century. His vintage LP cover designs are now in great

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MasterChef Junior Season 4 Episode 3: November 20 2015

November 22, 2015 | Posted in EPISODE RECAPS, REALITY TV | By

MasterChef Junior Season 4 Episode 3 screencap

Last week it was the end of the journey for Chad and Annabelle, leaving twenty kids still in the MasterChef kitchen. There’s a giant mystery box awaiting them when they enter, and after a countdown the box lifts to reveal three figures in space suits: the judges, of course.

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MasterChef Junior Season 4 Episode 2: November 13 2015

November 16, 2015 | Posted in EPISODE RECAPS, REALITY TV | By

Screencapture from the November 13 2015 episode of MasterChef Junior

Last week we had our first taste of the new batch of MasterChef Junior contestants. Two went home, and 22 still remain. We may get to meet a few of the kids we didn’t get to see much of last week, including Amaya…

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Does Music Really Sound Better on Vinyl?

November 16, 2015 | Posted in VINYL RECORDS | By

Does music sound better from the vinyl grooves? I know this question has been asked many times, and of course it boils down to each individuals tastes. Personally, rarely would I choose the sound of digital, even rarer would I

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The Radiohead OK Computer and Miles Davis Bitches Brew Connection

November 13, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

OK Computer is an album that profoundly effected me when I first heard it only 15 years ago. Truth is I had not paid much attention to Radiohead.  I was turned on to this album because I heard it was

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The Most Groundbreaking Modern Jazz Albums of the 1950’s and 1960’s

November 10, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Since 1955 An impossible task trying to come up with a list as subjective as the greatest modern jazz albums of all-time. I decided to limit this list to “modern jazz” after 1955; I know this eliminates the be-bop era

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Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue: Is It Really that Good?

November 9, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

The greatest selling modern jazz record of all time! Kind of Blue, recorded March 2, and April 22, 1959 is certainly a timeless classic of American music, and I have often thought of it as a culmination of every style

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MasterChef Junior Season 4 Episode 1: November 6 2015

November 9, 2015 | Posted in EPISODE RECAPS, REALITY TV | By

Screencap from the November 6 2015 episode of MasterChef Junior.

Season 4 of MasterChef Junior is here, and it’s time to meet a new group of incredibly young and incredibly talented home cooks. Will they set the bar even higher than last season? Will we perhaps finally see a young girl win, after three seasons of boys being victorious?

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Buying Ceramics in Italy

November 8, 2015 | Posted in CERAMICS | By

A hand-painted ceramic serving dish, purchased in Ravello, Italy.

Italian craftsmanship and artistry is of course recognized around the world. If you are traveling to Italy, in almost any town or city you will find shops and boutiques overflowing with beautiful painted ceramics…

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The Most Interesting Miles Davis Tribute Albums

November 5, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Miles Davis is a tough act to pay homage to: Miles Davis just might be the greatest Jazz musician of all time, I could make a pretty good case for him being the greatest musician period, of all-time. When Miles

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