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Listener-Supported

Dynamic Range Radio is listener-supported, just like NPR or PBS, and relies entirely on donations from people just like you to stay on the air. You won’t hear any ads in between songs on DRR, but the station needs to […]

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Why Compression Sucks

Dynamic Range Radio is one of the few radio stations, internet or otherwise, that adds no dynamic range compression to its audio signal. To learn more about what this means and why I think Dynamic Range Radio offers the best […]

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What Is Eclectic Radio?

Having been a fan of eclectic radio stations for many years, I’ve found that the term “eclectic radio” can be confusing for some people. I assume most people know what the word “radio” means, so the word “eclectic” seems to […]

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Hear Your Voice On The Air

I’m getting a little tired of hearing my own voice on Dynamic Range Radio, so I thought it would be fun to get listeners recording their own station IDs and sweepers. As long as you have the ability to record […]

 

Sennheiser MX 365 Earbuds Reviewed

Sennheiser MX 365 Review

I recently picked up a pair of Sennheiser MX 365 earbuds, and after having them for a few weeks I can highly recommend them for anyone looking for a great-sounding, inexpensive pair of earbuds.

I’d been using a pair of in-ear Klipsh headphones for a while, but I wasn’t satisfied with them, and I’ve always heard great things about Sennheiser, so when I saw these on sale at HMV for $30 I decided to give them a shot, and I haven’t regretted it for a second.

The only real drawback to the Sennheiser earbuds so far is that the earpiece is a little bigger than the Sony MDR-E818LP Fontopia earbuds I was used to, but when you consider the vast improvement in sound quality, it’s more than a fair tradeoff.

Those Sony earbuds were fine for the price, usually $10 or less, but they had a very bright sound with not much low-end, and could get a bit hissy on the highest frequencies. These Sennheiser earbuds have a far more balanced sound, and much cleaner, stronger bass, and I don’t mean the overwhelming bass you get with Beats headphones.

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Grand Piano Reviewed

Grand Piano Movie Review

Grand Piano is a preposterous thriller about a concert pianist making a comeback five years after an embarrassing on-stage meltdown. Now suffering from severe stage fright and self-doubt, the pianist is forced to play the same notoriously difficult piece he botched in public five years ago while a sniper in the audience threatens to shoot him or his wife if the pianist hits a single wrong note.

Grand Piano is yet another modern movie with a bad guy whose plan is infinitely more complicated than it needs to be, and like every other movie with a similarly convoluted premise, the villain tries to justify it by saying he wants to do something that will go down in history, which, of course, it never does, because these overly-complicated movie plots always fail, and for good reason. When the audience learns the sniper’s real motivation, the movie becomes even sillier than I’ve already described, and I was left wondering why he chose to do this in public when a private performance would have been a much easier way to achieve his stated goal.

The pianist is played by Elijah Wood, who has truly fallen on hard times after starring as Frodo in Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy, and his movie-star wife is played by Kerry Bishe, best known as one of the trapped embassy workers in Argo. They both do fine, if unremarkable work, especially when compared to some of the dreadful performances given by the no-name supporting actors who play the various friends, ushers, musicians, and limo drivers. And the sniper is eventually revealed to be John Cusack, who has become surprisingly adept at playing psychos after starting off his career as one of the quintessential nice guys of the 80s.

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New Music From First Aid Kit: “My Silver Lining”

First Aid Kit are back with a new single called “My Silver Lining” and I like its Nick Drake meets Neko Case sound. You can take a listen here:



“My Silver Lining” is from First Aid Kit’s upcoming album, Stay Gold, which is available for pre-order starting today. Will they be able to build on the momentum created by their breakout hit, The Lion’s Roar?

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Christina Hendricks Meets Everclear

Long before she was famous, and nearly ten years before Mad Men, Christina Hendricks was just another actress trying to make a name for herself. And, like many actresses before her, she landed a role as the requisite babe in a music video for a hot, young rock band.

The band in question was Everclear, and the video was for “One Hit Wonder” from their 1997 album So Much For The Afterglow.

Christina Hendricks Everclear

I was a big fan of Everclear at the time, but I never did like this video, or the weird remix of the song, so I haven’t seen this video in years, and I certainly had no idea Christina Hendricks had appeared in it until I read about it a few days ago. She’s changed a lot in the last fifteen years, and I never would have recognized her if I hadn’t been told who it was. She’s now known for having a quintessential 50s look, perfect for the Mad Men era, but in this video she’s pure 1990s.


Everclear – One Hit Wonder by Everclear-Official