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Ken Richardson Posted: May 04, 2006 0 comments

That's what a lot of people want to know when they buy a Sony DualDisc and notice that the DVD side offers Enhanced Stereo. As Clark Novak writes on QuadraphonicQuad.com, "What the hell does that mean anyway? 'Enhanced Stereo.' That's kind of like 'connoisseur's popcorn.' Means nothing. Grr."

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Ken Richardson Posted: May 19, 2003 0 comments
Photos by Ebet Roberts

The scene: the London Planetarium. A fitting venue to visit The Dark Side of the Moon. But it's 1973, and this is the album's maiden voyage. And a quadraphonic mix, not approved by Pink Floyd, is being played on terrible, destined-to-be-forgotten speakers. The band members decline to attend and are represented by cardboard cutouts.

Ken Richardson Posted: Oct 05, 2006 0 comments

Looking around for jazz divas?

Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 20, 2012 0 comments

Some fellas look at the eyes
Some fellas look at the nose
Some fellas look at the size
Some fellas look at the clothes . . .

First I look at the purse.

Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 16, 2007 0 comments

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Ken Richardson Posted: Jun 11, 2013 0 comments

Black Sabbath: 13

New release (Vertigo/Republic; tour dates)

“What is this that stands before me — again?”

That’s the unavoidable question you’ll ask yourself when you hear “End of the Beginning,” the first track on 13. After all, this song isn’t just Black Sabbath; it’s “Black Sabbath,” the first track on Black Sabbath. That opening to the band’s 1970 debut had quiet, three-plucked-note verses alternating with massive, three-power-chord choruses, all taken at a slow pace until a choppy riff sped us away. “End of the Beginning,” from the original band’s first album together in 35 years, has quiet, four-plucked-note verses alternating with massive, four-power-chord choruses, all taken at a slow pace until a choppy riff speeds us away.

Ken Richardson Posted: Nov 04, 2007 0 comments
Limelight Velour
Music •••½ Sound •••½
Cue up this New York-based singer/songwriter's debut, and you might be re
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Ken Richardson Posted: Jul 13, 2008 0 comments
Disney
Movie ••• Picture ••• Sound ••• Extras ••••

I remember walking out of the first National Treasure

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Ken Richardson Posted: May 03, 2011 0 comments

Well, not all.

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Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 02, 2006 0 comments

It's directed by Steven Soderbergh, whose credits include everything from Sex, Lies, and Videotape to Traffic, Erin Brockovich, and Ocean's Eleven. It's scored by Robert Pollard, the former Guided by Voices leader, composing his first film music.

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