Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wicked Nice iPhone Speaker

Dig the totally natural alternative to electronically amplified iPhone sound docks.

Using only the iPhone's built in speaker, the Koostik. acoustically amplifies the volume output by 2 to 4 times!

Think of a solid body guitar that's unplugged-you strum the strings and get a little bit of sound. But if those strings are placed over a hollow body guitar and you strum the strings-you suddenly have acoustic music. The same principal is at work with Koostik.. Simply place your iPhone into the center cradle, and immediately you hear your music acoustically amplified, way cool.

The Koostik is designed so it works with all generations of iPhone. All of the external buttons and controls of the phone are easily accessible while the phone is docked in the Koostik.

Very nice.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Episode 160: VuVu-A-GoGo


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Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Magical History Tour

Sweet! Here's another awesome Fab 4 thing to look forward to besides Martin Scorsese's upcoming George Harrison documentary!

This summer, you can join Beatles fans from throughout North America on the MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR to Liverpool, London and Hamburg. Fifty years ago, The Beatles journeyed to Hamburg, Germany, and fans will get to follow in the Beatles' footsteps in the city where The Beatles turned from boys to men. In John Lennon's own words, "I grew up in Hamburg, not Liverpool."

The visit to Hamburg is part of Liverpool Productions 27th annual "MMTour" from August 21-September 2, 2010, which brings fans to all the Beatles homes, schools, clubs, homes, early hang-outs and other sites in the three main cities connected to the history. Fans wishing to go to Liverpool and London only, the dates are August 23-September 2, and there are also options for Liverpool-only stays and shorter options.

Interested? I know I am! 50th Anniversary of The Beatles in Hamburg!

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

RIP: Jim Marshall

According to Rolling Stone legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall has died at age 74.

He died in his sleep in New York last night.

RIP Jim Marshall, thanks for all the great shots!



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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

RIP Alex Chilton

RIP Alex Chilton
Sadly istening to my treasured German white vinyl pressing of Big Star's Biggest. I was hoping to finally get this signed on Saturday at the Big Star show in Austin at SXSW...

"I never travel far, without a little Big Star"...

RIP Alex Chilton.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

SXSW: Austin Pawn Shop Unleashes Mother Lode of Music Gear

From the outside, Cash America Pawn in Austin, Texas looks like any other pawn shop — a place where the down-and-out and desperate wheel up to sell mom’s jewelry.

But behind the counter and through the doors leading to the back room, there hides a treasure trove of musical delights.

Read the rest thanks to Wired Magazine.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

The Splendid Table

Homemade Pizza!
Thanks to Karla and Lydell for the above, awesome homemade pizza! And muchas gracias to NPR and The Splendid Table.

NPR music critic Tom Moon has come up with some suggestions for music to clean up by.

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Story Behind The Remasters: Abbey Road

An insightful and exclusive interview with Allan Rouse, project co-ordinator of the Beatles remastered boxsets...

Read more - The Story Behind The Remasters: Abbey Road

Thanks to the audio freaks over at Bowers & Wilkins.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Destroyer Rocks!

Destroyer Rocks!

Kiss Rules! I actually went back in time for a few hours last night and had a cool time at the Scout Bar in San Antonio with my Madison High School buds Robert and Edward. You'll have to excuse the quality of these iPhone shots. On second thought, the more I look at them I think I'm actually kinda digging the old school look and feel of these captured moments, you know, the hazy ass lighting complementing the bumpy blurry immediacy of it all, just like back in the day.

As for the actual show itself, I wanted the best and I got a damn fine example of an awesome effort by Destroyer. Lots of Kiss Alive! of course some Destroyer along with a few from Rock & Roll Over and Love Gun. Could have done without some of the later Lick it Up, Love It Loud, I Was Made For Lovin' You material though.

God Of Thunder!

All said, awesome show, lame crowd though. The staff at Scout Bar was friendly and cool, but it really sucked that they had their club-within-a-club disco bullshit blasting with it's doors open during the entire Destroyer show. Stupid and totally direspectful to the band.

And although this was only my second time at Scout, the half filled room sounded only ok at best when standing in front of the sound board. At my first show, Riot a few months back, the room was packed and the sound was excellent. The half filled room sounded really flat, almost like an outdoor gig and the poor turnout was ultimately a drain on the overall energy and vibe as well.

2000 Man

I stood up front for the first few songs until this super spaced out double BudLite fisted idiot decided that tonight it was his turn to be Asshole Of The Day while the couple he was with, two metal mental midgets who were also probably drunk before lunch, an incoherent chick and her stumbling "Baby" as she called him, a wasted but polite man that grew progressively excited about seeing four guys dressed up like Kiss and kept yelling at Destroyer's Paul Stanley while waving a guitar pick from a Kiss show in Austin 8 years ago incessantly screaming "I'm the man! I'm the Man!" What a fucking dumb ass.

I digress... Destroyer Rocks! If you dig old school Kiss and you get the chance don't miss Dallas' Destroyer!

And speaking of Kiss...

That's right, dig my Ace Frehley signed Destroyer album! A funny thing happened while getting this signed...

And lastly, if you're truly a Kiss or Ace fan you'll dig: THIS.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Train Of Though Derailed Mystery Stream 118

This planet just lost one of it's best inhabitants. Rip Randy Goss - miss you already, I love you man!

Train Of Thought Mystery Stream Podcast

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Paperback Eiffel

Paperback Eiffel

Ok. True story.

I took this shot back in November of 1994. It's a group of French school children singing Frère Jacques, in Paris, right next to the Eiffel Tower. Pretty Disneyesque, in an It's A Small World After All kind of way, I know, but... So, fast-forward to 2008, I'm scanning the print, a print I developed in like, 1998, in the makeshift darkroom of my bud Patrick Gill, an awesome and primitive set up in Patrick's detached garage behind his flat in San Antonio. Anyway, so I'm scanning the print and The Beatles' Paperback Writer comes out of my speakers via my first iPod, Lani Makana, set on super-mega-shuffle. Singing along I start thinking, "Wow, this does kinda look like a paperback cover..." Hmmm.

I do a Google to get a bit more background info on the song in an effort to find a fake, yet convincing author name for the fake book and, thanks to the mighty wikipedia, man, did I get a some background! I've probably listened to Paperback Writer at least 100 times in my lifetime and never, ever, did I hear The Beatles singing Frère Jacques in the background, but sure enough, listen to it - it's there!

The more I learn about the Beatles, the trippier life gets.

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Dig: Hammond Eggs #073

Yeah, we know you sleep in on Staurday mornings, that's why we preserve each episode as a podcast so you can check it out at you liesure. The live show happens every other Saturday morning from 7am-9am, The Hammond Eggs Show on KSYM 90.1 FM in San Antonio.

Meanwhile, grab yourself a big fresh cup of java and tune in to Episode 073 of The Hammond Eggs Show! Click Hear: Hammond Eggs #073.

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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Hammond Eggs 73

It's on! 7am-9am tune in to KSYM 90.1 FM in San Antonio.

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