Interviews

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Michael Fremer  |  Jul 31, 2020  |  2 comments
Annette Funicello’s The Doors connection, Walt Disney’s role in creating famed Sunset Sound Recorders and 15 year old Ron Howard’s role in “The Haunted Mansion” Record album released when the Disneyland attraction first opened are only a few among the many fascinating items gleaned from my interview with Randy Thornton, long-time Walt Disney Records Supervising Producer and Musical Historian.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 26, 2020  |  1 comments
You never know what to expect when you call up someone to conduct an interview. In the case of Charles Lloyd, all I knew was what I heard on record over his 60 or so year vinyl and CD recorded output. That told me Lloyd was adventurous, eclectic, at one time idealistic, spiritual, and you might say over-optimistic, and someone willing and eager to mix it up within various musical genres. He's played with some of the world's greatest musicians both as a band member and as a leader. The latest release, the deluxe box 8 recorded two years ago, celebrated in concert his 80th birthday. Were it not for the Coronavirus outbreak he'd either now be on tour, or preparing to tour and too busy to talk, so getting this interview was kind of a lucky break.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 20, 2020  |  14 comments
This is the final installment of Ken Micallef's interview with me. He's a really great editor. Impeccable timing. Makes sense. He's a drummer. Plus I was on fire.
Michael Fremer  |  Mar 19, 2020  |  0 comments
I think this video wraps up Ken Micallef's interview with me. It covers more jazz LP favorites, Rudy Van Gelder's legacy and plugs my turntable set-up DVD. It includes anecdotes, humorous asides, etc.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 15, 2020  |  4 comments
Here's part 3 of Ken Micallef's interview conducted here a few weeks ago. I was on fire but not on anything....just be clear.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 13, 2020  |  2 comments
In the second video interview Ken Micallef asked me to talk about the Transco/Apollo lacquer fire and that led to a discussion about Scientology's use of metal parts to store L.Ron Hubbard's speeches. Or at least as much about it as I know.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 11, 2020  |  23 comments
Jazz Vinyl Audiophile and Stereophile writer/reviewer Ken Micallef recently visited and interviewed me for his YouTube channel. Thanks to snappy editing and photo insertions, he's produced a fast-paced video you might enjoy watching. This is part 1 of 2 parts.

Michael Fremer  |  Jan 09, 2020  |  28 comments
At the 2019 Rocky Mountain Audio Show, "Cynthia, the Audio Belle" asked if she could interview me. Of course I said "yes" and that turned into 47 minutes worth that she's edited and split into two parts. I'm posting before watching so I hope it's okay!

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 29, 2019  |  13 comments
Discogs founder Kevin Lewandowski at the Discogs headquarters entrance (Photo: Michael Fremer)

AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer first encountered Discogs founder Kevin Lewandowski back in 2013 at the giant Utrecht Record Fair in The Netherlands. Lewandowski was there to promote Discogs and of course to buy records.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 26, 2019  |  1 comments
At AXPONA 2019 Western Electric's Charles Whitener introduced me to Russ Hamm, president of Sonic Presence, a company that manufactures the VR15-USB Spatial Microphone™ a headphone-like in-ear microphone system that turns your head into a virtual "dummy head", which for some of us is easy! While that was interesting, it was Mr. Hamm's earlier experience as president of Gotham Audio in New York that got my interest.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 12, 2019  |  16 comments
Electronics engineer Darren Myers is responsible for designing many recent P.S. Audio products. He's finishing up the new P.S. Audio Stellar phono preamp. At AXPONA 2019 AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer sat down with Mr. Myers to discuss the new phono preamp. He also learned that Myers was influenced years ago by an email exchange with Fremer that helped set him on a positive career path. More very soon from AXPONA 2019.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  13 comments
The day before he received the L.A. & Orange County Audio Society's Founder's Award in early December of 2018, AnalogPlanet Editor Michael Fremer sat down for a lengthy interview with film maker Ben Williams (who remained off-camera). Williams calls it a "guest monologue".
Michael Fremer  |  Nov 02, 2018  |  14 comments
1974's Blood on the Tracks (Columbia PC 33235) was for many at the time a "Bob Dylan's back" album. He was back on Columbia Records after leaving for David Geffen's Asylum for a pair of not particularly well-received at the time albums backed by The Band. But more importantly Dylan was back in the more familiar role as folk-poet and story teller—though spinning more deeply felt tales from various points of view that many observers wrongly thought were personal chronicles.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 26, 2018  |  21 comments
Tom Fine, re-mastering producer of the first two soon-to-be-released Analogue Productions Mercury "Living Presence" titles talks with AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer about the all-analog mastering process, with lacquers cut by Ryan K. Smith from the original 3 track master tapes.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 12, 2018  |  5 comments
Sad to report the passing of legendary loudspeaker designer/innovator Siefried Linkwitz. Mr. Linkwitz had been suffering with prostate cancer for some time and had been receiving home hospice care.

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