C60Crew is back in a big way, opening up my mind and embiggening my ears. Legendary DC dj Kim (aka KK), who hasn't been on the radio in decades but whose voice is still sometimes recognized around town by deep savants, has dished up some delights for our delectation.
Here's the page. Everything from "Touch of Evil" on up is new. Even if your tastes are relatively adventuresome I suggest you start on "The Mash and the Fury," a winsome wash that's like the memory of a hot-day tour through open countryside. Warm and easy on the ears, it's been accompanying my mornings every day of late, soothing and salving my sore soul.
By the way, my only stereo these days is iMac > Halide HD > Audioengine A5+ powered speakers. I love the Halide and I still highly recommend the speakers even if you run them off your computer's soundcard. For those who enjoy my various hi-fi writings, I just ordered the Audioengine S8 8-inch powered woofer for the desktop system (the woofer will reside on the floor, though) and I'll be reporting on that in a future Open Mike. I'm hoping the woofer will enable me to get the speakers raised off the desktop, putting them a little more into free space and dispensing with the bass reinforcement of the boundary.
C60Crew will not be for anyone who says "I listen to all kinds of music," because what they'll encounter is in the nature of all kinds of music, and they will not like that. But if you have big ears and miss real radio, a treat. Hope you like "The Mash and the Fury." If you like that one, try "Blue Bonnet" next.
(Thanks to KK)
"Open Mike" is the Sunday off-topic page of TOP.
Original contents copyright 2015 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
(To see all the comments, click on the "Comments" link below.)
Featured Comments from:
Andrew: "Thanks for the link. I enjoyed 'The Mash and the Fury' very much. Some familiar and new tunes. I'll work through the rest of the lists.
"In these days of Spotify et al it's great to listen to playlists compiled by music fans with depth of knowledge rather than algorithms."
Dennis: "Man, I hope the metals used in the converter were mined and refined during the proper phase of the moon because that makes all the difference.😂😂"
Mike replies: I don't know what you mean. The Halide HD is not even close to being an expensive digital-to-analog converter...in fact, it's not even expensive as a USB-to-RCA interconnect! If you want an expensive DAC, try the Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference for $4,995, the Light Harmonic DaVinci for $20,000, or the dCS Vivaldi for $34,999.
And when I bought my Halide, it cost $600. The current price of $465 puts it close to a budget component. I think it's a very good deal and very high value. And you get the interconnect thrown in for free, which warmed the cockles of this particular cheapskate's heart.