You obviously went to a better barber than me JD
Andy Clough is Brand Editor of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and whathifi.com
Ah ! The seventies. Simple records and tapes. NO mobile phones, NO P.C brigade.
it seems that after all the 70's were not so bad ... have been of your barber ...?
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Never mind my wife's point of view - I hate the look of a room stuffed full of hi fi gear. Takes up too much room and is just UGLY.
Which is why I am becoming increasingly drawn to an active set up. Or at least something tiny.
Let the music fill the room dude!
Currently listening to Gluey Porch Treatments by the Melvins. It's filling the room. I painted the walls in Downpipe by Farrow and Ball so I can't even see the speakers/cables etc.
BTW in response to another thread about the quality of recordings, I suspect this album is a very shoddy recording, but BOY IS IT GOOD????
... NO P.C brigade.
He's not a diamond geezer, or called Joe!
Yeah but that was a lot of money back then. I think I'm right in saying that even at its highest point, allowing for inflation recent petrol prices still did not reach the levels seen during the oil crises of the 70s.
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Andy ... have been of your barber ...?
Yes, at the VERY least indeed! Haha!!1!
Never let reality get in the way of nostalgia. They was all 'Golden Ages' and we was all 'appy.
(It dosn't count that OPEC quadrupled the price of oil, or that inflation was about 25 percent - sometimes more - or that the Government had to borrow from the IMF to save the country from total bankruptcy, or that industrial action was crippling the country and the IRA was successfully prosecuting a campaign of bombings and assasinations on the UK mainland.)
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All very true. However we got through it and is it not testament to mankind that we can now look back and say that it wasn't too bad or better? It could also indicate that we are incredibly stupid and live [particularly nostalgically] in a dream world. Mind you I haven't ABX tested that theory.
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Or put Black Ravioli under it ...
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Since it's got a little off topic, I think I can combine the 70's and the start of this thread.
My good lady wife professes to liking music, doesn't really listen like I do, enjoys without my level of obsession and isn't bothered about what it's played on.
As a for instance, said wife returned from work yesterday to me enjoying at some volume Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul - 'you don't half listen to some EDITED' was her greeting.
60's child you see, blimmin youth!
Sounds like mine. But if I'd put on Wet Wet Wet she'd have been over the moon. Music is for singing and dancing to apparently, not listening.
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Also cluttering-up the place:
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Yes, completely agree.
When the daughters aren't around (to frown upon it) my wife and I like a bit of a dance.
I can't sing but I frequently hear them singing along to the radio in the kitchen or to something playing on their computers. It cheers me up to hear it even though I am not a good enough singer to do the same.
People sitting in solitude, in a perfectly positioned 'listening chair', concentrating intently on the hi-fi/imaging/detail/recording quality etc. is a pretty weird sight if you think about it. What music was ever written to make you sit completely still, on your own, and stare at the wall? (Or a hi-fi rack)
Part of the the reason I hate 'demos' in hi-fi shops. It's reproducing something I don't actually do at home (unless I am listening to a radio play or a drama series maybe).
My wife would quite happily send my Hi-Fi to the garage - she hates the clutter and she can't stand most of my music either. She never listens to anything she likes on it - well she only owns 2 albums anyway. I'd spend far more money on upgrades if I could get away with it but if she found out I'd spent £2000 (I haven't by the way) on a new amp I'd be heading for the divorce courts. Now there's a thought. >)
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