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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Loudspeakers

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Loudspeakers

Posted Nov. 23, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
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As the good ole shock jock Plato so eloquently put it, music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. Loudspeakers are instrumental for that kind of education. A crossover network, transducers, an enclosure, additional parts and the complicated interactions of the aforementioned parts form the system of a loudspeaker. A system more complex than the aforementioned paragraph would have you think: Each and every facet of a loudspeaker’s performance and the resulting cost comes with a trade-off, which makes it difficult to come loudspeakers from different manufacturers. Sure, one might be able to compare single specifications, but then again it does not speak for the performance as a whole. As I ...

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Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail (November 2017)

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Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Blag Dahlia is the singer for punk band the Dwarves and co-hosts the podcast We Got Issues. Since forming in the mid-1980s the band has ...

Guest Column: Poli van Dam (The Bombpops)

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Posted Oct. 22, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

SoCal punks The Bombpops formed back in 2007 and released just two EPs in their first decade as a band. As cofounders Jen Razavi and ...

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Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Leave Your Phone At Home

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Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Leave Your Phone At Home

Posted May 6, 2012, 6 p.m.

Blag Dahlia is the singer for the Dwarves and host of RadioLikeYouWant.com, a weekly podcast. He is the author of two novels: NINA and Armed to the Teeth With Lipstick. Leave Your Phone At Home I inherited Michael Jackson’s hyperbaric sleep chamber, so I myself am not getting older. But I’ve heard that the road can be tough on old folks (and young ones, too) so SPB has asked me to say a few words about touring through your twilight years. There are many things I could suggest about agents, promoters, travel bureaus and the like, but ...

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Jeffrey Roy on ADR mixing and Andrei Tarkovsky’s "Stalker"

Regular Columns Jeffrey Roy on ADR mixing and Andrei Tarkovsky’s "Stalker"

Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
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Jeffrey Roy is busy. Check the link for his credits and you will see a vast list of projects. In ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Turntables

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Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
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I do travel. A bit. An iPod or portable device is a great, convenient yet soulless asset to have. It ...

Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail (July 2017)

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Posted July 11, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

Dear Blag,Why are you so old and such a white man? Don’t you know that old white men ...

Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail

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Posted June 18, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

Blag Dahlia is the singer for legendary punk band the Dwarves and co-hosts the podcast We Got Issues. Since forming ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) -  A Hot Sauce Tour

Regular Columns Guest Column: T (Vegas) - A Hot Sauce Tour

Posted May 16, 2017, 1:51 a.m.
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SPB contributor T is a global traveler. In visiting countries he’s a fan of music (that is the Scene ...

Guest column: Josh Allamon (Reservoir)

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Posted March 19, 2017, 8:49 a.m.

Its 7:55 on a Monday morning. I’m sipping a cup of hot water and Folgers coffee crystals as ...

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