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So this is the ***p that Christoffer Berg abandoned our ''Klanger & Spår'' events for ...

Just kidding! Well done Christoffer ... congratulations on an fantastic project!

I had an amazing clip of this played live with Christoffer on piano (He of course was officially drum programmer which I think is producing but with beats?) and the NY skyline behind them. It's from the  ... again ... amazing ... studio they used when recording in NY but for some reason won't play for me any more. Here is a pic and link if you can get it to work!

http://dpchm.de/HeavenNPR

Continued and well deserved success for Maeve O'Boyle ...

I mentioned that Maeve had played a very special event but that it was rather secret or at least She had to wait on permission before talking about it.

In November 2012, after watching Maeve's Live ''Brothers in Arms'' you tube video (see also below), 'The Whitehouse' invited Maeve to come over and play at a special event. In December 2012, Maeve done just that ... an amazing 2 hour set. She said ''Martin ,,, the response was amazing ... they loved it''.

The news is now public knowledge. Maeve was asked to record for UK TV because of her work using Her own music school to help underprivileged kids but when She mentioned 'The Whitehouse' they of course got very excited. She recorded for UK television this morning (see photo below). 

So if that wasn't enough Maeve released the single 'Brothers in Arms' on itunes and is donating the entire income from the single to 'Combat Stress' charity. Just 24 years old and creating…

The little treat from LINN ... I spoke of ...

With a total of seven inputs including HDMi we now have a low cost stand alone solution from LINN that really can do everything you want.

It comes in a discreet white, black or silver chassis and of course is controlled from your tablet with Linn Kinsky. 

I'm looking forward to trying out the Bi-amping option that gives 2* 33W of power per speaker. 

I have been waiting on this LINN product for years ... Happy Days! 

18,250 :-

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Fantastic insight into music from David Gray ...

I remember buying David Gray's 'White Ladder' probably around 1998/99. I loved it ... ''Babalon'', fantastic track which really gives an insight into the Man Himself ... whom ''wears his heart on his sleeve'', some days it goes well, others not so well. I thought about this track when I watched the Youtube clip above yesterday. 

Everything is about His mood, the way He feels, His surroundings ... really great artist!

I think it was Macy Gray that I heard on the radio calling David a ''fantastic, sensitive beautiful man'' after She listened to 'White ladder'. It was the Irish that first caught onto David Gray and when He attended ''Witness Festival'' (Free Download)
I don't think He He could believe the response He received ... 

I was lucky enough to be there to watch His head shaking piano playing and listen to song after song. He had been warned of fines for playing over time but the crowd wanted more…

A great email to open when I came to work ...

On 18 February 2013 at 14:30 Olof Kårström wrote:

Translation:

''My LINN Lp12 has, in the last 20 years, been my reference for music delivery with respect to how it effortlessly delivers with ''life in the music''. I had given up for a long time ago, to expect the same relaxed delivery from a digital music based system ... at the price I could afford anyway - and was very doubtful that a small box for 2995 Sek would change that for me.

After having gone through Spotify, AIFF and ALAC files through the Maestro-50 I can conclude that there is hope for digital music reproduction.


Whatever it is that they are doing at AVA Media, Manchester, I can conclude that it's working. I've listened to  rock, pop. classical, and jazz and everything sounds alive and unforced. The Maestro doesn't seem to colour the music with either timing or clang. It's as anonymous at 'The black monolith in Kubricks 2001' and that's exactly how a good HiFi should be, in…

Just a few days left ...

Cloud based flac from Norwegian neighbours :)

Some great links to HD (24Bit) Music ..

In-house, UK Manufacturing by AVA (Tranquil) ...

Today it's Otis Taylor ...

Mark Knopfler - 'LINN-LOUNGE' EVENT Wed 13 Feb 7pm ... welcome ..

Join us at Peoples & Schmidt at 7pm on Wednesday, 13th February, Linnegatan 5, Gothenburg for Linn Lounge presents… Mark Knopfler and let us take you on a musical journey, uncovering his fascinating story from humble roots to global success as an inspirational solo artist and Dire Straits front man. We’ll be playing Knopfler’s latest album ‘Privateering’ in Studio Master - the highest quality download available anywhere, letting you hear the music exactly as it was recorded. Hailed as one of the world’s greatest guitarists, Knopfler considers himself foremost a songwriter and there’s a stunningly eclectic selection of tracks on his latest double side album – with everything from Celtic folk and sea shanty pipes to electric blues and dreamy Americana. Our Linn Lounge presents… events give you the chance to listen to iconic artists on a Linn system while learning all about their life, loves and inspirations. There'll be Linn staff on hand to answer any questions and a few beers &…

Day 07: My Top 10 albums of all time in no particular order ..

This is the first album I bought ''myself'' of Queen and YES-Ok, it's a greatest hits album, but I don't care and that's just it anyway ... ''It's the Greatest Hits''!!

From Spotify: QUEEN: Greatest Hits


'Live Aid' ... Oh How Queen showed how it's done ... 

'Bohemian Rhapsody'   ... that's a song ... definitely up there as one of the best songs of all time ... or?

Email from Maeve O'Boyle this morning ..

''Hello everyone,

I am delighted to announce that my new single is out TODAY!!!

But this is special...

EVERY PENNY raised from EVERY SINGLE SOLD will be donated to "Combat Stress" - The UK's Veterans Mental Health Charity.
"Brothers in Arms" was written after a meeting with a soldier who had suffered from PTSD. I am delighted to be able to support this charity who are coming to the aid of so many servicemen and woman who have left the military with psychological wounds.

PLEASE BUY the single here and lets raise some money for Combat Stress... '' ... Maeve ...


https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/brothers-in-arms-single/id599602540

Well a couple of years ago Maeve played in front of 100,000 audience at a concert dedicated to The Popes visit. Just before Xmas she sent the video for the single ''Brothers in Arms'' to a very special place, about the most prestigious venue on the planet I'd say. She was immediately invited to com…

AVA-Maestro 50. What is it with this little box?

This tiny box, about the size of your hand, has been taking up all of our attention since we received the very first prototype ever made back in December. The production models are literally flying out the door and for a while we had 100% hit rate on customers visiting our shop ,,, we are still close to that rate even 4 or 5 weeks into stocking it.

So it's small, very small. It comes in a machined from solid aluminium chassis (see above CAD), black anodised and laser etched logo and text, something unheard of at this price but rather associated with super high end products determined to get the absolute best shielding, stability and finish. So it feels and looks amazing, like 'real' quality, way over the expectation at that price.

It's 50W but I'm told, actually 65W so it packs a punch and delivers even with some impressive floor-standers. There is no remote and just two inputs, both digital (spdif & Toslink) and they are manually switched so it is very minimalis…