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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 04, 2016 11 comments
Fred Hellerman's obituary appeared in today's (Sept. 3, 2016) New York Times. Hellerman was the last surviving member of The Weavers, the folk group that helped usher in what became known as the "folk revival" of the late '50s and '60s.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 01, 2016 17 comments
"Why would you fly to San Francisco for one day?" friends asked when I told them recently that I was visiting Elite Audio Systems for a one day in-store appearance and flying home the next day.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 30, 2016 Published: Aug 29, 2016 10 comments
Here's a special three hour AnalogPlanet Radio WFDU HD2 tribute to the late Rudy Van Gelder that aired today. Below in the set list but not inserted in the list are the many segments of an on-air interview pianist/musicologist Ben Sidran conducted during the mid 1980's with Rudy Van Gelder used here with Sidran's permission.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 26, 2016 12 comments
The last time we heard from the adventurous Jamie Saft, he'd released The New Standard an all-analog straight ahead jazz trio album engineered by the great Joe Ferla.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 26, 2016 Published: Aug 25, 2016 15 comments
Legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder passed away today at age 91. The great jazz engineer and friend to many musical greats began his recording career as an amateur enthusiast in 1952, using the living room of his parents' Hackensack home at 25 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey.

Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 25, 2016 Published: Aug 24, 2016 49 comments
VPI just announced a new, easy to accomplish modification for its full line of 3D printed arms that turns the unipivot into a dual pivot design that creates a fully stable arm that fully eliminates "wobble".

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 24, 2016 Published: Aug 23, 2016 38 comments
The Prime is the first turntable designed by Mat Weisfeld. What that means in this case is more a series of smart executive decisions rather than a “from scratch” effort (for you vegetarians, the headline incorporates all three USDA grades of meat).

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 23, 2016 3 comments
Legendary veteran record producer Joe Boyd (The Incredible String Band, Richard Thompson, John Martyn, R.E.M. Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, etc.) recently announced a new Kickstarter Project you should be aware of.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 23, 2016 Published: Aug 22, 2016 10 comments
Today's show theme is "Strings Attached". All of the songs feature strings though none of the artists or groups normally use them. There's jazz and rock.

Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 20, 2016 Published: Aug 19, 2016 36 comments
Surely you’ve seen the YouTube guy who uses wood glue to clean records. He brushes it on and when it’s dry, he peels off the glue and the record gets a “facial peel.”