Saturday, November 09, 2019

Corey Meredith plays vinyl Now That You Run from Me on $400,000 Martin L...

Songs of The Golf Wars came out on Vinyl in 2018.   Here is the album played on a simple, simply expensive and basically excellent stereo system introduced to us at the Hi-Fidelity Fair.
As for my own audio plans, I have a trio tube receiver that I imagine one day repairing... I've had limited luck with getting anyone to help with that.   I got a automatic record changing dual turntable from ebay which had its issues because of a decay in the mount for a grado cartridge, it's the same one that came with the denon turntable I've had for many years at home.   I like the Grado people in Brooklyn.   They used to actually take my calls but now it's replacement needles online, maybe using needle doctor?  The beige low end grado cartridges I'm using will take their more expensive needles.   This reminds me of the Bang and Olufsen cartridge Michael Duffy mounted on my Gerard turntable transforming all sound, and I've never been able to replicate that though I do have the B&O replacement needle.
The Gerard turntable always ran a bit fast and I had no idea how to adjust it.   Now the dual and the denon adjust and can match the piano tuning.  
The dual has a lighter tone arm. Also it plays stackable records so we can listen to the LPs laid out for stacking, mostly operas.
For home I use four bose speakers, two wood from 1985 and two plastic, for outdoors? to fill the room.
The amp is an akai transistor that is over 30 years old and just works continuously including the remote control.
To me it's all about the needle.   

2019 10 31 Halloween Joker at TNC - Peter Dizozza - Mike Hill

We played a late night set at Theater for the New City's 40th Halloween Ball, and one song references a movie I haven't seen based on a story animated in a movie I had seen on tv called The Killing Joke... Anthony Newley is amazing; I suppose the more distance away from him the more fun he is...  But Who Can I Turn to if YOU Turn Away???...

Friday, September 27, 2019

The joys of fatherhood affect a daily perspective of 60 prior years. 
Today I experience activities anew 
My long term job is in transition. 
Letting go is hard.  The feeling of investment with no return is strong. 

Then I realize my thought expression; it's as I write

(I'm letting other thoughts happen while I write of prior thoughts.)

I took on "per diem" work this morning with a 50H hearing scheduled for me to appear and conduct at noon.  Well, here it is noon and I'm still at court on the per diem matter, in this case before a judge with whom I've played music   He's a percussionist.  He's removed from the court room.   He's now walking back and forth in his office.
I must say hello but a lot of good it does when I'm in a bind of overscheduling done for the money I'll receive which is not much.  I'm calculating... 125 ...(1st appearance 75 + 25 each additional...)+ 85x 50H Hearings.  Idiot! 

(I don't have to bother thinking myself an idiot.  Let others use their moments of thought about me to  think that...)

At court without the other side there I could have just put in a paper to get on the list.  (by waiting for my "adversary," we're nearly last with each of the hundred cases on the calendar, each getting an especially pedantic attention, providing detailed opportunities to learn and relearn almost as if the holy words of codification require repeating at every opportunity... ultimately chilling the desire to add another word.)

Ah, momentary considerations.
And tonight is an Inn of Court CLE about discrimination, avoiding it in the law office, far removed from my concern, although recent activities remind me of the nebula of its impact.  This cloud upon us is fun-based in many ways... race and sexual orientation and gender...trans.... is that it?  People from all over the world, unique in ways, the same in ways.
All shapes and sizes and excitements are physically based. 
Where's the charge now that we are ...A Father? 
Parents existing in time with a future, 'cause we're leaving behind our bodes for the  body of a young'un, a young one. 
Now Gerald (Lebovits) is reviewing the orange folders, tossing about, looking into them, shaking his head, accepting help from his clerk.  He is of the shaved head group, also an orientation of sorts.
Now he's taken a pile.  He's leaning on the witness box.  There is an issue of the balding men.  (theirs is the higher testosterone level.   Magnificent!)
He'll sit at the conference table in front of his own bench on the dais, etc. 

Eventually we will talk about the upcoming RBG show and I'll have achieved completion at 1:30PM of the 10:00AM scheduled per diem status conference.

I since learned after missing my noon and 1PM hearing commitment, that if I need to be relieved I need simply inform the per diem group. 
When I noted to the per diem group that the assignment was running overtime they immediately cancelled my appearance and sent a substitute per diem attorney. 

By that time (12:30) I thought I was next and said no, no I must complete this, and sent away the substitute and waited ... another hour...

As for the case itself: There was a Dr. performing the usual surgeries on a car accident victim who billed and received notice that the No-Fault insurer withheld payment until completion of EUOs (Examination Under Oath).

The EUO apparently included him but without the insurer actually scheduling his EUO.  The insurer denied his payment of $12,000 for the two surgeries for failure to comply; he went before no-fault arbitration which found that the insurer's EUO notice was deficient and that they had to pay him. 

During that time the insurer sued the doctor??  that's why we were in New York Supreme Court. 

Several prior orders directed the doctor as defendant to appear for a deposition so rather than have the case dismissed I actually agreed he would appear...this was a very silly case... it looks like they'll get their examination...even with an arbitration order to just pay him...

now this is a matter that demands the attention of those with an obsession with the ludicrous... of which I am often one.

While this document seems objectively documented, we have yet to see whether I learn anything from it....

Perhaps worst of all is the taking of time to write this...