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SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2007 0 comments
What a day : NJ train late, NYC subways halted, temperature headed to 97º, humidity already at 5,000%. By the time I melted in to work today (having walked/sweated 20 blocks, my chestnuts long since roasted), I wasn't merely ready to let it snow....
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 06, 2007 0 comments
Perhaps you noticed the phrase that has been touting, among other things, the Neil Young Archives/Performance Series: "Because Sound Matters." It refers to the fact that each CD+DVD title includes 96-kHz/24-bit "high-resolution...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 06, 2007 0 comments
Saw the last U.S. show of this first leg of the Police's '07/'08 tour at Giants Stadium last night. Having never caught them back during their heyday, this was a must-see gig. (Geez, did I really pay THAT MUCH [take a guess] for these tickets back...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 02, 2007 0 comments
"All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks." "Hollywood is like being nowhere...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2007 0 comments
Hell's bells! AC/DC is at last offering its entire back catalog for sale online. However . . . for those about to click, we advise you: Catch No. 1: It's not on iTunes. It's only on Verizon Wireless (at least until March 2008). Catch No. 2: It's...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments
No, not that Koch. I'm talkin' Koch the record label, which seems to be especially frisky these days. Yeah, Koch the distributor - which has been around for nearly 20 years - is the main claim to fame for parent company Koch Entertainment. But the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments
It was with shock that within hours of learning, belatedly, of the death of one of my two closest cinematic heroes — Ingmar Bergman — I now hear of the passing of the other. What a week this has been, and it’s still only Tuesday. A generation of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments
Extra! "The multichannel sound available for homes has arrived for the car." So says a teaser on the front page of the Automobiles section in this Sunday's edition of The New York Times. This must be news indeed to engineer Elliot...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments
That's right, if you've been waiting to play that multichannel Tapestry in the car, now you can finally do it. A full six years after the dawn of surround SACDs, Sony has introduced the first car SACD player, the MEX-DV2000 (above, $280). I...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2007 0 comments
"He better stop doing that blues shit." So sneered a fairly svelte brunette seated in front of me during the classic-rock two-fer show I saw at PNC in NJ this past Friday (7/27): the Doobie Brothers and the Steve Miller Band. In this case, "he"...

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