Mike Mettler

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is quite animated when discussing the current and future state of recorded music. Back in the early months of 2000, Anderson and I sat down in a hotel restaurant in New York City to discuss similar topics. It's interesting to see how things have progressed since then - or not...

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

Are we close to the point of seeing CDs disappear entirely? Could that happen? Hey, listen: Vinyl's almost disappeared. 78's disappeared. I'm not a soothsayer, and I can't really say if people are going to give up on the physical side of intellectual property.

Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

"Four Dead in O-HI-O." "Look at Mother Nature on the run in the 1970s." "We got a kinder, gentler machine-gun hand." "Time is runnin' out, let's roll." "I'm living with war every day." Neil Young has never been one to pull punches either socially or politically.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

So I was just in the S&V sound room, listening to the surround mix of Gillan's Inn.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

What do you think of downloading? In the days when I grew up, you really had to work hard just to find music.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 04, 2006 0 comments

With such a storied lineage, I have to ask you: When did you first become interested in gear and electronics? Well, despite growing up in a family famous for the invention of the 8-track player, unfortunately, I was not filled in by any of my relatives on the mysterious world of electronics.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 04, 2006 0 comments

Godsmack, Boston's multiplatinum metal growlers, took the nation by storm this past April by debuting at #1 with their heavy-hitting, aptly named fourth album, IV (Republic/Universal). And though the band's drummer Shannon Larkin loves his iPod ("every single song on it came from my own collection"), he still has a thing for CDs.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 04, 2006 0 comments

Musicians sound off about the merits and detriments of the CD and how they're dealing with a digital-delivery-oriented future

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments

With a slew of superheroes in theaters this summer - X-Men: The Last Stand, Superman Returns, My Super Ex-Girlfriend - we feel a musclebound DVD assessment is in order. Batman Begins, a benchmark title, ascended beyond this list to the pantheon of torture test discs and will be revered in a future issue.

Mike Mettler Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments
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