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SV Staff Posted: Jul 03, 2007 0 comments
Saw my boys Rush at the Jones Beach Theater on Long Island last night. (Oh, sorry, NIKON at Jones Beach Theater.) The Toronto trio were in fine form, despite the typical "windy" Jones Beach acoustics. That's the price you pay for being at an...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 30, 2007 0 comments
Don't laugh. After all, 292,000 fans can't be wrong. That's how many people bought Bon Jovi's new "country" album, Lost Highway (Island), in the first week of its release, enabling it to enter The Billboard 200 at the top spot in the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 28, 2007 0 comments
Yes, high-def fans, there is music on those formats. There just isn't much of it, relatively speaking. Back in the January 2007 issue of Sound & Vision, I rounded up the first batch of titles in a review called Found What We're Looking For!...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 28, 2007 0 comments
One of the things we’ll be doing regularly here in da Bitstream is discuss music and DVDs we’re otherwise unable to get to in the magazine proper or cover over in the website’s Entertainment review section. (Ken Richardson has more on that manifesto...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 28, 2007 0 comments
For those who are camping out all night waiting for an iPhone (they go on sale tomorrow at 6 pm), I say save your money. Check out suckbusters.com and read more. And if you do go ahead and get one, drop me a note and let me know what you think. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 27, 2007 0 comments
The view here, as you can see, is merely of the top of my head. Yes, it’s your humble Entertainment Editor with his humble Reporter’s Notebook, covering the 2006 South by Southwest Music Festival. And who are those two tykes? They’re band members,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 26, 2007 0 comments
You can watch it in France, you can watch it in Spain but you can’t watch one of America’s greatest masterpieces on DVD in America — not unless you import it and buy a multi-region player too. Where the heck is my The Magnificent Ambersons DVD? ...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 26, 2007 0 comments
Not always, really, but a lot. So I like it when people start talking about something I consider important but largely overlooked — color, for example. Maybe we take color for granted, or maybe it’s just too vague. The things people get hung up...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 21, 2007 0 comments
The 180-HQ vinyl version of of Rush's Snakes & Arrows arrived on my doorstep yesterday. Yee-hah! Can't wait to do a listening session. One error I noticed on the back cover (yes, I know we've got the front cover pictured here): The last track...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 21, 2007 0 comments
USA Today reports that PricewaterhouseCoopers is predicting that HDTV sets will be in 59% of homes in 2011, up from 12.7% at the close of 2006. As for DVRs, 39% of all homes will have 'em in 2011, up from 11.8% in 2006. Coolness. Me, I've got three...

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