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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments
That would be Mike Bloomberg (at left in photo), a.k.a. Michael R. Bloomberg, a.k.a. The Mayor of New York City. And the TV is indeed the world's largest 1080p plasma set, a.k.a. the professional model TH-103PF9UK - which can be yours, too, for...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments
After the 1973 original LP and the 2003 surround SACD, now comes the, um, hard-rock version of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon. Just kidding! The hard rock here is actually a 3x10-foot section of a brick wall from a 175-year-old...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2007 0 comments
If you follow S&V with any regularity, you know that I'm a HUGE fan of satellite radio. So I was quite pleased to see yesterday's reports of the possibility of a la carte pricing plans for Sirius and XM in hopes of pushing the proposed merger...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2007 0 comments
Saw a killer Crowded House show last night in an intimate setting of about 300 people. It was one of those "secret show" deals that are never really all that secret - Paul McCartney did some of these recently himself in L.A. and NYC - but they're...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2007 0 comments
Okay, I'm not trying to make fun of the deadly incident itself . . . But c'mon, folks, hasn't anyone noticed the eerie similarity between the steam-pipe blast in New York yesterday - alias "Midtown Volcano!" (NY Post) or, more...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2007 0 comments
I'm not kidding. Not to be outdone by Warner's recent launch of MVI, Disney announced yesterday that, on August 7, the self-titled Hollywood Records album by those pop-punk kids at left, the Jonas Brothers, will be the first release to appear on...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2007 0 comments
Recently, I did something that I hadn’t done in a long time: flipped the side. The record was King Crimson’s Red, a 1974 gem that rejoined my collection last May when an old college roommate unloaded a bunch of vinyl on me (not surprisingly, several...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 13, 2007 0 comments
Yearn to unleash your inner Liberace? Jimmy Crystal can help. (I'm not sure if that's just the name of the company or the name of an actual guy. Billy's brother, perhaps?) He can encrust  pretty much anything in crystals, it seems, and some of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 13, 2007 0 comments
Make that Dave Matthews and fellow guitarist Tim Reynolds. Way back in 1999, they released Live at Luther College. Now, 8 years later, they're Live at Radio City. Make that, of course, Radio City Music Hall. RCA announced on Wednesday that...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 12, 2007 0 comments
"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself." -Johann Sebastian Bach The bust at left resides in the onsite S&V soundroom (we've got an offsite facility...

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