And Now From Beautiful Downtown Burbank . . . .

Happy to be here; it's been a long time coming. That's a Dancing Great Blue Mudskipper to the left. I first developed an interest in music by listening on a remote mountain top on Oahu to F. Valli on an AM transistor radio station KPOI (really) lead the Four Seasons sing "Sherry" in the middle of the night with perfect silence around and a starry sky above for a soundstage behind the music. I almost literally don't remember music before that. And then I got ahold of my father's new from Asia Sony TC-530 7" R to R in 1963 and recorded dance show music from the TV like Sadaka's "Tallahassee Lassie". I still have the tape and the deck--mint other than needing new rubber. I went to refinishing the 18" tall cabinets of a homemade set of speakers a friend gave us and hooking them up to a fold up record player and buying 13 albums for $1.99 from Columbia Records so I could listen to the speakers. Then on to a Harmon Kardon Nocturne 330 and Goodman speakers somehow, and then a Garrard SL-95 turntable and finally some JBL 100's with the burnt orange egg carton grill. I literally made my way through 200' of waist-high flood waters racing down the city street to get into my trailer to get those babies off the floor and up to a higher level so they would survive. Stolen to my everlasting disappointment a few years later. But that loss created a need and so I went in 1982 to check out Fried Speakers in Philly to maybe buy some bookshelf speakers I hoped to be able to afford, and Bud got a hold of me among all the other shoppers and took me into the back room, his work area, stock room, lab, and office and played me a set of G/2 floor standing loudspeakers that weren't on the showroom floor. Moody Blues I think it was. I left with a set of those of course, at I think it was, $1,825 each. I can't believe he didn't try to sell me a set of bookshelf speakers to go with them. He was a trip. My other stuff is just quality consumer stuff, but its listed here and compared to the rarified acoustic environment you folks listen in, it's OK with me if you have a little knowing smile on your face. You earned it.
 

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Say, do you know how I'm supposed to add my system info, such as it is?
That is entirely up to you. Whatever you decide to do, don't go down the low power tube amplifiers and horns rabbit holes. There is no going back from there. Keep in mind, we are a bunch of enablers here. ;)
 
I am apparently spinning wheels here trying to upload pdf files. I must be cancelled already.
 

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MikeyFresh

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I am apparently spinning wheels here trying to upload pdf files. I must be cancelled already.
I see those PDFs as attachments, but for photos you don't want to use PDFs, jpegs can be embedded directly into the post as opposed to included as attachment only with PDF.
 
I see those PDFs as attachments, but for photos you don't want to use PDFs, jpegs can be embedded directly into the post as opposed to included as attachment only with PDF.
I tried jpegs because that is how they are all originally saved. That didn't work so I converted all to pdf. I've never been embedded. So if I click Attach files below, and select the jpegs, that works? Nope, not yet. I'll get help.🍻
 

MikeyFresh

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I tried jpegs because that is how they are all originally saved. That didn't work so I converted all to pdf. I've never been embedded. So if I click Attach files below, and select the jpegs, that works? Nope, not yet. I'll get help.🍻
Don't attach files, in the toolbar at the top of every new post you are composing, there is an icon directly to the right of the chainlink icon that looks like a little landscape, click that and use Insert Image to add the jpeg directly into the post.

If you hover over any of those icons it will tell you what it does, and the three vertical dots reveal additional toolbar icons.
 
Don't attach files, in the toolbar at the top of every new post you are composing, there is an icon directly to the right of the chainlink icon that looks like a little landscape, click that and use Insert Image to add the jpeg directly into the post.

If you hover over any of those icons it will tell you what it does, and the three vertical dots reveal additional toolbar icons.
Thanks. Later for this. Gotta walk the horse. Thank you very much. Challenged but willing to take up arms.
 
BTW, anyone interested in seeing a short video of Robby Krieger's studio? Got that too, not the control room or the isolation booths.

Added: I learned after the fact that my captions for the photos did not come with them. The studio shots are in Robby Krieger's recording studio here on the border of Burbank and Glendale. I was helping a friend set up for a video shoot. A lot of the guitars, amps, keyboards and so forth are Robby's, some are my friend's. If the video is of interest, it's only about 6 minutes and its a bit of a flashback to the '60's.
 
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Don't attach files, in the toolbar at the top of every new post you are composing, there is an icon directly to the right of the chainlink icon that looks like a little landscape, click that and use Insert Image to add the jpeg directly into the post.

If you hover over any of those icons it will tell you what it does, and the three vertical dots reveal additional toolbar icons.
Mikey, those were really helpful instructions; thank you so much. I know they must be basic to nearly everyone else, I'm just never on sites where I participate so I never bother to learn them. This one seems different. Those photos seem huge, so I hope they were embedded properly.
 
Welcome to the Haven. Burbank CA?
Aaah I see. "From NBC Studios in Beautiful Downtown Burbank" was Johnny Carson's line because at the time, Burbank was boring as hell after hosting the Tonight Show from New York City, he was pissed about the show being transferred out here, and he enjoyed his after work beverage and had to work to find the right place(s) here. So he was being sarcastic. Maybe only Don Rickles and Burbank CA residents got the sarcasm.
 

MikeyFresh

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Mikey, those were really helpful instructions; thank you so much. I know they must be basic to nearly everyone else, I'm just never on sites where I participate so I never bother to learn them. This one seems different. Those photos seem huge, so I hope they were embedded properly.
No problem, and you're certainly not the first to miss those toolbar icons initially. The photos look fine to me, rendering nicely on my end.
 
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