November 21, 2019

Cayman: Pirates Week SOS – Sounds of Soca Weekend

Swanky Kitchen Band joins Pirates Week Music Lineup [George Town, Grand Cayman – Tuesday, 29 October 2019] – Pirates Week is pleased to bring a great line up of local and international music to the Festival this year, including Cayman’s premier traditional ensemble; Swanky Kitchen Band. You can catch the Swanky at the holiday Monday […]

CUPRA Ateca Limited Edition: Eye-catching design and a resonating sound

CUPRA adds increased levels of sophistication and performance to the definitive high-performance SUV Akrapovic exhaust reduces weight and brings a unique, dynamic sound while Brembo brakes increase stopping power Newly designed and exclusive 20’’ copper alloy wheels increases track width Carbon Fibre elements add aesthetic finesse and improve aerodynamic performance Just 1,999 CUPRA Ateca Limited […]

After Math: Stand and delivery

By Andrew Tarantola From engadget Things happened this week, such as Alphabet commencing commercial flights of its Wing drone delivery program in Christiansburg, Virginia. But they weren’t the only tech corporation that decided to put things where they previously were not at speeds the public is unaccustomed to. Uniti’s quirky three-seater EV costs less than […]

American Music Awards nominations led by Post Malone, Seven, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish

From All Access Music Group The AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS nominees have been announced, with POST MALONE leading the nominees with seven nods, followed by SEVEN, ARIANA GRANDE, and BILLIE EILISH nominated in six categories and TAYLOR SWIFT and LIL NAS X in five. Artist of the Year nominees include DRAKE, ARIANA GRANDE, HALSEY, POST MALONE, […]

The search for panaceas

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Silver bullets kill werewolves. Penicillin cures all infections. Cod liver oil eases aches and pains. Aftermarket fuses always improve the sound. We’re continuously in search of magic potions, silver bullets, clear remedies to improve our systems. One magic cure for all is the shortest path to audio nirvana. Who […]

REPORT: How young people consume news

From Reuters Community Broadcasters and newspapers that are struggling to reach under-35s will need to think differently about content, formats and platforms if they are to engage a generation that has fundamentally different expectations. This is the key conclusion of a new report commissioned by the Reuters Institute and authored by strategic consultancy Flamingo. The […]

Understanding insurtech M&A

From Lexology Don’t miss out on an upcoming webinar hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP on 24 October 2019, 3:00PM BST which I think will be of interest. M&A in the insurtech sector continues to grow, but a successful transaction requires more than simply a cookie-cutter M&A approach: insurtech M&A brings its own challenges and potential pitfalls. […]

Jamaica’s heritage in dance & music

From JIS Music and dance have always been integral elements of a people’s culture; in Jamaica this is no different. Jamaica’s musical and dance forms are rich, powerful and vibrant and reflect both the high and low points in the society. They are aspects of Jamaican life which represent the general sentiments of the working class […]

Clearing the cruft

By Paul McGowan from PS Audio I was answering a New Zealand Hi-Fi Family member’s question recently. Without warning, a question popped into my head. If he lives inNew Zealand, where’s the Old Zealand? The origins to our own New England, New Haven and New York were fairly obvious given our British roots, but New Zealand? I don’t know of any city called Zealand. Wikipedia to […]

Does polish hide perfection?

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Much of modern music is perfect to the point of boredom: Singers not hitting the right notes are tone shifted. Drumkits are replaced by beat samples. Mistakes are corrected. Nothing is left to art. Raw music is far more interesting because it’s believable. When I hear Johnny Cash singing […]