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check it out! Turned my old poetry blog into a spot for ALL thing #SonicSatoriPersonalAudioLab: 
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#Music Is My Favorite #Drug  - My latest #MikeDrop  at #OccupyHifi :
I love experiencing great sounding music. It's my favorite drug. The high is everlasting, and the withdrawals are nothing compared to chemicals flowing through my bloodstream. When the music stops, when I have to take a break from it (maybe I'm not in my car, or in my room, and my attention is required elsewhere, and music is not a welcome accompaniment during that time period) the great thing is I don't suffer physical withdrawals like...
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Check out my new installment of Behind the Booths & Back Vol.2:
THE Show Newport 2016:

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"There's always somethin'..." Howard Mercer I don't mean to bite off my friend and co-PF scribe Andy Schaubs' style by leading with a quote for this installment of Behind the Booths & Back, but given the fact that the quote came from my pops, it seemed fitting. His words danced around in my brain throughout... Read More »
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Check out my latest Mic Drop at #OccupyHifi:

If you ever get tired of the way I choose to express the strange, wonderful, and occasionally morose journeys in my Hi-fi life here at Occupyhifi - I'm sorry I can't be more straight-up and editorial-like for ya. There are plenty of solid Hi-fi magazines and websites out there full of that. I even write for a couple of em, and I love that too. But OccupyHifi was meant to be something different. Like our beloved, yet long-gone Audio360...
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Latest #SonicSatori column at OccupyHifi.org:

Needed An Audible Time Machine Tonight

I cherished this spectacular article Harry Pearson wrote for his HPSoundings blog a couple years ago about his stereo systems being Time Machines. It was like he channeled my brain directly for that piece, because I feel the same way about my systems: Headphone and stereo in-room. But, I've gotta admit, I've been on some crazy stereo rides via my headphone/personal audio systems lately! There have been times over the past year when al...
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Bass For Miles Part II - The Power Of +Audeze, +SubPac, & The Force...
Miles has clocked plenty of game-time since Part I of our Bass for Miles column here at OccupyHifi. So I thought it was time to head over to Fort Miles (a.k.a Miles room at his mothers house, where his first-rate PC Gaming lair is located) and speak with Miles in his element. Admittedly, I had other motives: Like experiencing Star Wars Battlefront on Miles gaming system with my beloved Audeze LCD-X open-back planar headphones with the ...
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Occupy Pondering, Spreading Bass & Headphone Culture Domination
If you've been following my OccupyHifi On-The-Road series, you know it's been a crazy, shit, I'm sorry, it's been a crazy muthafuckin' year! OK, so I got it outta my system straight out the gate. If you can't move past that bullshit I still can't help you. Stop hatin' and move on to the polite section of the interwebs. I tried to hide how heavily this twenty-year divorce journey affected me earlier on Occupy. Think I said somethin' like...
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felt like sharing something I wrote w/ the Boing Boing community for the first time. Hope some a' you dig it.
I love experiencing great sounding music. It's my favorite drug. The high is everlasting, and the withdrawals are nothing compared to chemicals flowing through my bloodstream. When the music stops, when I have to take a break from it (maybe I'm not in my car, or in my room, and my attention is required elsewhere, and music is not a welcome accompaniment during that time period) the great thing is I don't suffer physical withdrawals like...
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Music Never Fails Me - my latest #MicDrop at OccupyHifi.org:

OccupyHifi readers know it's been a trying year for me. Ok, that's puttin' it rather mildly. Pardon my French, but it's been a clusterfuck of a year: Divorce after 20-yrs of partnership (as if that isn't difficult enough) while I was trying to walk-through many years of shared memories with my former partner, dodging the shrapnel that break-up left all over the place, surrounding its vast blast radius; I ended-up hearin' about all sor...
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#CanjamSoCal2016 - Behind the Booths and Back
A Personal Audio Odyssey 
Canjam SoCal 2016, A Personal Audio Odyssey feat. MrSpeakers, ModWright & Cavalli Audio
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#BANNERS Wraps Itself Around My Heart with Their 1st EP
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I needed music tonight, and I needed something new. As I drove home in the early-morning hours, cruising at the kinda speed that says to the world: I just don't give a fuck anymore, my brain was spinning. I felt the very worst of betrayals coercing through my veins. Someone I've known all my life, my blood, stabbed me in the back. I felt so sad it hurt, I felt helpless, and I was pissed. I was also heart-broken. I told this person eve...
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Check out my 1st Writers Choice Award for 2016 at #PositiveFeedback: #AstellnKern's amazing AK380 DAP (portable digital-audio-player):


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Writer, MusicBiz Vet, Audio Evangelist
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A lil' crazy, been called "too passionate" (is there such a thing), Music Addict & Sound Seeker.
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Made it to 40
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Founder - OccupyHifi.org, writer, columnist, editor
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music reviews, audio reviews (headphones - stereos), permission marketing, social media, primal branding