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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 31, 2012 7 comments
The fourth Doors album was not particularly well-received when first issued in 1969. The inclusion of horns and strings was for many a deal breaker, but what really made more pull back was the sense of a less than fully integrated ensemble appearing to come apart at the seams.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 31, 2012 9 comments
Pro-Ject's $299 Essential costs 25% less than the recently reviewed Carbon. So what don'tyou get for your minus $100?

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 29, 2012 13 comments
The stereo mix of Pet Sounds issued on SACD by Mobile Fidelity and on vinyl by Capitol a few years ago is interesting and was well done, but Brian mixed it and intended it to be listened to in mono, which is how it was originally released back in 1966.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 29, 2012 9 comments
When it seemed as if my Lyra Titan had at least 1000 hours on it I figured it was time for a re-tip. I took a USB digital microscope image and posted it on this site. I thought it showed some wear but before sending it back to Lyra, I sent it to my friend Wally who produced much better and more definitive images using an optical set-up.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 28, 2012 17 comments
Dear Michael:

You wrote the following on your website:

"I’ve never gotten an email or letter along the lines of 'Dear Mikey: I took the plunge and bought a turntable. What a waste of money. Records sound terrible. You’re nuts.'"

Well, here's your first. Or a close approximation.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 27, 2012 7 comments
Mrs. Willke does not perform the first version of "#9" on the second album of the two LP set How To Teach Children The Wonder of Sex. However, both she and Dr. Willke make a lot of sense on the second album of this two LP set.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 26, 2012 3 comments
Dr. and Mrs' J.C. Willke's double LP set "How to Teach Children The Wonder of Sex" is taken from a videotape of a lecture given by the couple to the faculty and staff of the University of Kentucky Medical Center back in 1966.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 24, 2012 24 comments
ometimes a large record collection yields up unexpected treasures. Last week Tea Party/GOP Missouri Congressman Todd Akins asserted in a television interview that when it comes to rape, “The female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 24, 2012 7 comments
Watching the aged PBS fund raising audience creep ever closer to my demographic has been a thirty year creepy creep. First it was fund raising aimed at the WWII big band consuming generation.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 24, 2012 7 comments
I will be presenting my "world famous" Turntable Set-up Seminar, this Saturday August 25th at 1PM at J&R Music World, 23 Park Row 10038. It's an hour long presentation complete with visuals.

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