Category Archives: music

Beastie Boys Ill Communication was the first album I played in my very first car. So this is the song I immediately thought of when I heard the news last week.


Vintage design find of the month

I’m constantly finding low priced vintage items on Last week was no exception. I’ve been in search of a used turntable for some time, and to my surprise, this beauty popped up in the lastest ads:

It’s a vintage 1970 Electrohome Saturn 861 turntable. I quickly drove over to the owner’s house when they accepted my offer. Miraculously, there wasn’t a scratch on it – and it came with all the original elements, which quickly learned was rare.

I did some research and found out it is a Canadian design and the table top version exists in the permanent collection at the Canadian Design Exchange in Toronto. I love the simplicity of the floor model with it’s Saarinen inspired base.

Most importantly, it sounds great. The first album we played was The Who – Who’s next.

Song of the day

Best heard at a really loud volume on your headphones. I can’t express how much I dig this song.

Song of the day

Song of the Day

Have I used this as Song of the Day yet? I have a crush on it, so I don’t really care. I love it.

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It’s a grey kind of day

Song of the Day

Paul McCartney and his Sheepdog, Martha