August 4, 2020

If a cable sings in the woods

From Paul McGowan From PS Audio  had to smile while reading this comment to a recent video: “I agree with most you say….except about the wires and power cables….but I still subscribe and like! so there!” Yes indeed. So there. This issue of wires and cables making a difference for some and not for others […]

OPINION: Is it an unfair pecuniary advantage?

By Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green. July 27, 2020. These two laws shown just how serious a matter they are considered by the Courts Obtaining pecuniary advantage by deception: A person who by any deception dishonestly obtains for himself or another person or entity, any pecuniary advantage shall on conviction on indictment be liable to imprisonment for […]

Capturing soul

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Listening to a beautiful piece of music, Variations on One String on a Theme By Rossini: Moses Fantasie – Janos Starker – Janos Starker: Virtuoso Music for Cello, on Qobuz the other night, and I found myself somehow connected with what felt to me like the soul of the music. Rossini and […]

The Food Industry puts profits over public health using Big Tobacco’s Playbook

In certain cases, preemption—when a higher level of government limits the authority of a lower level to enact new policies—can devastate public health. By Gigi Kellett / Independent Media Institute Public health advocates were winning. City after city was innovating ways to reduce smoking and protect public health between the 1960s and 1970s. As former industry lobbyist […]

‘We will coup whoever we want’: Elon Musk and the Overthrow of Democracy in Bolivia

By Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano From Independent Media Institute On July 24, 2020, Tesla’s Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that a second U.S. “government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people.” Someone responded to Musk soon after, “You know what wasn’t in the best interest of people? The U.S. government organizing a coup against […]

The problem with staying at home

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio …for me, at least, is the close proximity of the kitchen and, worse, the pantry. Arrgghh. Not much more than 1 year ago, after successfully following my doctor’s instructions to “lose that gut” because I was borderline diabetic, I engineered a surefire way to lose weight and keep it […]

Sanders: A tale of two neighbours

Article by Sir Ronald Sanders, From OECS Communications Friday, July 24, 2020 — (The writer is Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the United States and the Organisation of American States. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and at Massey College, University of Toronto. The views expressed […]

The meaning of analog

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio “That sounds so…analog.” What does that actually mean? And what are we saying when we suggest something sounds “digital”. I wonder if our terminology isn’t out of date. We offer praise when a digital reproduction sounds analog yet we know analog has limitations that digital does not. I would never suggest that while […]

Front row seats

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Don Grusin’s great disc Out of Thin Air is my favorite example of how a piano should sound. It is by far the best piano recording I have in my arsenal of great recordings. And yet, some find the recording a bit too close for comfort. And, I get it. When […]

OPINION: Vote them OUT in SVG

By Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green. July 12, 2020 Almost every country in the world, including the UK and the US, has a citizenship by investment program except SVG, North Korea, China, and most of ALBA including Cuba and Venezuela. Why do you think that is? The answer to that is simple. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines […]