Frank started the engine, set the coordinates on his onboard navigation system and lifted his Coupe Deville effortlessly through the thin Drodan atmosphere and into the dark of space...
Enjoy Frank's Escape.
Part II of Space Cadillac.
I took a chance on a more modern record and was not disappointed. Showbiz by Muse is great. And opening the album reveals this awesome shot... I like to display this by the record player as it plays.
I consider my stereo to be mid grade. But with my records, I have dialed in a sound that I love.
I am using a Dual 506 belt drive player through a Marantz 2220B driven by a pair of Technics 3 way towers.
Perhaps the most unique record I've ever come across, and one of my all time favorites, is Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull.
The bottom of the album unfolds before it is opened, revealing a full length newspaper complete with original articles, comics and games. Unreal!
So with this is mind, I want to take some pics of some of my favs that I have here.
I am listening now to Fragile by Yes.
The sheer size of an album lends itself to fantastic visuals as well. Opening a record to view the art while you play the music, or on its own, is a really big part of the package...
But there is much more to records than the sound itself.
Having the ability to touch your album is a big deal. In the digital age this becomes more and more relevant.
Respect is necessary when handling a physical record. That respect is extended to the music consciously or subconsciously....
I want to spend some time talking about vinyl records. In many ways, the analogue sound of the records, especially on a budget player, is inferior to the digital alternatives. Yet I, and many others prefer them over ALL other media.
As I understand it,the analogue sound wave is complete, unsliced and entire on the record. The digital counterpart is a bunch of cut samples put back together in a way you can't percieve.
The deep lows of modern music are definitely superior to record capability...
My top 10 albums of all time (in no particular order):
Astral Weeks, Van Morrison
Overnight Sensation/Apostrophe, Frank Zappa
Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon
Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd
Thick as a Brick, Jethro Tull
Disraeli Gears, Cream
One Trick Pony, Paul Simon
Santana (1), Santana
Hoodoo Man Blues, Junior Wells
Deja Vu, Crosby Stills Nash and Young
Elon Musk and Mars
They, the aliens on this 'safer' planet, will keep you isolated until your turn to die arises. Some people may live out their entire lives without being dismembered. But they will be incredibly lonely. Desperate.
When you disconnect from your planet, your species can only devolve into a more primitive form with less function, eventually dying out completely.
These monsters will do anything to keep their species alive.
Stories, podcasts and music from the Lost Coast.
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