Creation Du Monde

This guy named Vangelis Papathanassiou is another amazing composer and artist I am just getting into. He records under his first name only, and has been making amazing pieces of music for well over 40 years now.

This one is …

Origin Story

Millions of years ago there was WFNK, or at least an idea for it.

I grew up in Cleveland listening to radio when it was a Real Big Deal. I was educated by media, public school, and public college. In …

What is Rock & Roll?

I won’t unload all my thoughts on this vast topic, but I’ll take a quick stab at it.

What exactly is Rock & Roll?

Is it a musical arrangement style? No.

Is it a particular instrument or group of instruments? …

The Masters: Playlist of Power by

No 1 hit wonders here!

The Masters convene in the Garden

Get On Up

Out fuckin standing. Mashup audio+video

with James Brown, Led Zep, Aerosmith, Run DMC, just straight up funky

Never Underestimate Sound

Sound waves as visual art.

Standing waves are around us when we listen to music. Good sounding rooms minimize them.

This video forgets to mention that the vibrations around us are detected first by our hair follicles and joints before …

The Modern Artist

I submit Bernie Worrell as the perfect model artist for this new age.

True, he came from the classic music world, at least the black side of it.

But before that he came from music conservatory and a strict granny. …

Roaming Crazy on Youtube

A little late (ahem) but finally Roaming Crazy has their own youtube channel.

Enjoy the fruits of this prolific Flux-adel Rock unit here:

Giving In To The Streaming Monster

I am always pushing for higher sound quality and reminding people about the limitations of streaming.

I’m also a modern man in this streaming world – one who is online 24/7. I can’t resist the addictive power of youtube …

Man Doing Machine

This track was originally composed with a drum machine on overdrive. Great programming.

Look at this bad mother rocking it out on drums. Stick around for the end!

Dumb vs Smart

It seems in many ways dumb devices are better than smart devices:

Why? Security, privacy, and quality.

Anything with a network connection can be hacked: smart TV’s, cars, streaming boxes, appliances, routers and every other smart device, or IoT device, …

Forgotten Audio Formats: MP3

The year was 1994.

Music was as popular as ever, with rock bands like Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins, pop artists like Ace of Base and Mariah Carey, and soul artists like Boyz II Men and Janet Jackson selling millions …

Proper Digital Audio Playback

The PonoPlayer got it right, whether they survive as a business or not.

There is a right way and a quick way to build a digital audio playback circuit.

The following information comes from Charlie Hansen, the designer of the …

Movie Lovers Coalesce The Vapors Around Streaming

It’s not just music lovers realizing that streaming has a long way to go to match physical media.

Film lovers see the same issues:  degraded quality, no extras, no ownership, unknown/ temporary access.

We give up a lot for …

The Problem With Experts Indeed


Interesting take over on RealHDAudio taking shots at a music producer.

I read and replied to his post but it’s not publishing over there, so here is:


Timing, timbre, and room sound.
Timing, timbre, and room sound.
Timing, timbre, and …

Anti-Audio Tech Sites, Pt. II


I’m an A&K and I take sound quality very seriously.

To followup on my rant against american tech sites like Ars Technica and how they completely ignore hi-res audio, I found some proof.

Check out Crutchfield, an american stereo catalog …

Required Viewing – The O’Jays Crush It

Daryl Hall has reworked his show Live from Daryl’s House and it’s still one of the best music shows going. Originally set in a barn on his rural property, it was a jam session sleepover recorded for our entertainment. He …

I Heard It’s Better To Burn Out

then fade away….

My rock band ROAMING CRAZY  burned out before finishing a whole album, but the 3 songs we knocked out are rock hard and worthy of fondling your eardrums daily.

They will soon be released in EP form, …