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“Mr. Vertigo” by Paul Auster

November 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Mr. Vertigo is the life story of an urchin (Walter Claireborne Rawley, a.k.a., Walt the Wonder Boy) from the streets of 1920s St. Louis, who, through the most horrific processes imaginable, is taught to levitate by an eccentric Hungarian Jew, the Master Yehudi. After working out a routine, a performance of sorts, the two take […]

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Carter Hotel review – Manhattan, New York

November 12th, 2008 · No Comments

This budget hotel is located in the mid west side of Manhattan (on 250 West 43rd Street), A minute walk from times square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. I needed to find a hotel for a few days in Manhattan. In my previous visits to Manhattan I stayed at two budget hotels: The West […]

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Haynes Service and Repair Manual – Vespa P/PX125, 150 & 200 Scooters, 1978 to 2003

August 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Did you know that Vespa is the best selling scooter ever? Piaggio has made more than 17,000,000 Vespas since 1946, which from, 2 are mine (new PX200E and restored ’68 Sprint) . The Vespa scooter is an icon for youth, good taste, romance, durability and more. The P/PX family is considered to be the most […]

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Review: In-Ear Maxell silicone earphones VS iPod “Apple In-Ear Headphones”

August 16th, 2008 · No Comments

MAXELL: I bought the Maxell earphones (Maxell digital stereo earphone MHP-EP02) after I thought I’ve lost my iPod original ones. The Maxell make an impression like quality earphones, but are they? The package comes with an extra 2 pairs of replacement silicone cups. A big sized pair and a small pair. The medium pair is […]

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Sony MDR-V150 “Monitor Series Headphones” review

June 24th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Although these Sony MDR-V150 headphones are called “Monitor Series”, they are NOT really Studio monitors, but they are fine enough for listening to music on your Sansa or IPod or other portable player OR home stereo. These headphones are light, and small compared to real studio monitor headphone . They are adjustable for any head […]

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Mixer Wiring Diagram – From the instruments-to the mixer-to the computer sound card

June 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

This is the alternate way to connect your mixer to a computer’s sound card. When I bought my mixer, I followed the manual, but I wasn’t satisfied with the results- too many wires, too many loops, not enough preamp that seems to get lost somewhere in between. So, what I did, is keep things simple […]

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Vocals Microphone – Shure SM58 review

June 16th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Sales wise, the Shure SM58 is probably the Toyota Corrola of professional microphones… It’s one of the best selling microphone in the USA, maybe even in the world. The SM58 is best suited for recording vocals (lead or backup), but you can record just about anything, like piano or drum, while the popshield is removable […]

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Johann Sebastian Bach

June 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Soundtrack – Music from Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Pianist Glenn Gould with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra. I’ve been having this vinyl record for ages. Now it’s on a CD. This is not just for the classical music lover, but for anyone who wants to get away, and listen to something completely […]

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“The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics” by David Dodd

June 13th, 2008 · No Comments

It took me some years to understand what’s the meaning of “I saw a Dead Head sticker on a Cadillac” (“Boys of summer” by Don Henley). I had to become a Dead Head first I guess… It did take me a while to digest this iconic band. At first I really didnt fully connect to […]

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Soundcraft Compact 4 mixer review

June 12th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Lately I’ve been starting to get into music making once again. For this I needed a good but affordable mixer. I planned a budget of around 100$. What I needed in a mixer: be able to use both Dynamic microphone (Shure SM58 for ex.) and/or condenser microphone play (and record) electric & bass guitars preamp […]

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