Ever since I was a young kid, I’ve been fascinated by old–especially mid-20th century–technology. Especially aircraft. Since I got to climb around in an abandoned DC-3 at a Florida airstrip in the late 1970s, the sights and smells of sculpted metal, sun-baked plastic and cracked wiring have fascinated me.Read More
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for stray dogs of a certain sort. Occasionally, that includes actual stray dogs (I live with one).
But in this case, I’m talking about discarded or otherwise trashed audio gear. I just cannot leave an old, cool–well, come to think of it often completely UNCOOL–piece of gear to the trash heap. So when this old Tannoy ribbon mic came across my transom, I was even more excited than usual.Read More