I recently posted about a used CD trading site la la. It’s been a about 11 days since I joined and I’ve sent 9 CDs and received 5. Overall, the website flow works really well. However, 3 of the 5 CDs I received were badly scratched. I can get them to play on my Bang [...]

First Take On Sunday, we went to see Ottmar Libert ( at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City. An Evening of Ottmar Liebert: Solo Guitar and Conversation 7:30 PM, Sunday, April 23, 2006 Fox Theatre, Redwood City Twice named New Age Artist of the Year by Billboard magazine, Ottmar Liebert is both a captivating guitarist [...]

I recently received a beta invitation to la la, a used CD trading site. From their site: Once you decide to start trading, you only pay for CDs received from your Want List. There are no hidden costs or monthly fees. Every CD you receive costs only $1 plus a standard shipping charge of $0.49. [...]

In trying to sell some old stuff on Craigslist, I’ve gotten some interesting responses. Recently while trying to sell some house music records I got this one: What do you mean by house records? I’m looking for records for a game room I have in my house. We are looking for records like boston, journey, [...]

We decided to check out Arturo Sandoval at Yoshi’s in Oakland last Friday. It’s been ages since I’ve been there and when I heard Arturo Sandoval would be playing, I had to check it out. The evening started with some wicked weather and a long wait to get into the venue. Since our schedules have [...] From their site, “At Pandora Media™ (formerly Savage Beast Technologies™), we have a single mission: To help you discover new music you’ll love.” Basically they use the technology they developed at the Music Genome Project to figure out music you might like based on a favorite song’s characteristics. So far, I’ve only put a [...]

I signed up for Yahoo! Music Unlimited for $59.88 per year. I figured I waste that much money on bad CD’s every year so at the very least, the service will allow me to fully listen to albums before I buy them. After a few months using it, here are my thoughts: Sounds quality – [...]

D:Fuse’s new album, People 3 is awesome! This album was recorded live in SF with D:Fuse at the decks AND playing electronic congas, bongos, tablas, and timbales. It also includes Mike Hiratzka on guitar, bass, and keyboards and Austin’s MC Flint on vocals. I had tickets for this event but got busy and didn’t make [...]