My friend and I found some plans online and built a pretty badass vinyl record shelf. Here are some photos of the process, as well as some information on how you can build your own.Read more →
I’ve been a fan of Sound Tribe Sector 9 for quite a while now, and have seen some pretty awesome shows over the years, but I’ve never had a chance to see one of their acoustic (“Axe the Cables”) performances.
So when I heard that they were doing an Axe the Cables set at a Winery in Saratoga, it was a no brainer for me – I bought tickets as soon as they went on sale.Read more →
I recently started collecting vinyl records. I built a pair of Dayton Audio BR-1 speakers (which I plan on posting about in more detail when I have the time) and bought a “beginners” turntable – an Audio-Technica AT-LP60. For a few weeks, I used a Sony receiver that my roommate had sitting around. But I knew I wanted something older. I did a bit of research, and lots of people seemed to think that some of the vintage Marantz receivers had great sound, if you could find one at an affordable price. So I began to scour Craigslist.Read more →
My Eton Rukus solar-powered Bluetooth sound system came in the mail over the weekend, and I had some time to play around with it yesterday.Read more →
Every year there seems to be a lot of confusion over the car camping situation at Coachella. Not everything is explained as clearly as it could be. Your spot will be 10 ft x 30 ft. You can’t occupy a car camping spot without a car parked there. There’s no limit to how many people are allowed in one campsite, but I’d say that 3 tents is the most that you’d be able to fit, and that’s pushing it.Read more →
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is a free yearly music festival held in Golden Gate Park. As the name implies, the festival features artists from a variety of genres, including (but not limited to) bluegrass. I saw some amazing acts over the course of the weekend…Read more →
My girlfriend and I spent a good part of this past Saturday night/Sunday morning making a birthday cake for my roommate, Paul. He seems to be partial to the mandolin, so my girlfriend thought it’d be a good idea to try and make a cake that looked like the instrument. I had never done anything like this before, but I was confident that she knew what she was doing.Read more →