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  2. I was watching the 2022 Japanese Romance/Drama TV series, "Silent" when I saw what I thought was a mirage: "Tower Records"!? To find out if it is/was a mirage, press PLAY to board the Wayback machine...
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  4. Millennials and Hipsters are (sometimes) astounded that they're looking at "old" (1974 is "old"!?) movies like "Blazing Saddles" and finding Cinema Gold. With Hollyweird spending mountains of cash on dumpster fires, it any wonder that people are "going TCM"? Here is the second oldest film I've ever seen, which has the "Georges Melies look." Press PLAY for bragging rights at a social gathering when a newbie talks about an "old movie," such as "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968).;)
  5. I recall seeing and hearing about "great deal all-in-one" music systems, but I preferred separates of known quality. (I did buy a Fisher AM/FM Cassette "boomlet," which sounded OK for casual me much later on.) "Techmoan" reveals a mistake from his youth and takes us on a tour of a sub-par "music system." Press PLAY to find out if anything still works...;)
  6. My sweet love, Johnny, just told me this a few minutes ago when we were talkin' on the phone tonight, and I couldn't believe it! I seriously thought he was playin' a trick on me! Legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby dies at 81 (nbcnews.com)
  7. Were you a "Pinball Wizard" in your little town? Do you crave the thrill of "flipping the silver ball" but don't have the room in your "8 mat dwelling" for such a huge beast? Fear not, "Techmoan" has found a way to scratch that itch. Press PLAY to find out how to be a "Bally Table King" once again in limited spaces.;)
  8. I was looking and commenting on "Die Hard" (1988), then this discussion + video came up. I watched it and thought that this forum might find it interesting. Press PLAY to find out why a "did not have a full season" TV show of more than twenty years ago has something to say in trying times.
  9. Is Science Fiction always a hard dramatic slog? Nope. Here's a short look at a town full of scientific geniuses and the (supposedly) normal Sheriff who rides herd on them. It's short look not because of a truncated season/studio cancellation, but what looks like a case of a YouTube reactor's burnout. That said, there's a new Sheriff in town, so let's go...
  10. I was watching "The Target Audience" look at the first episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" out of curiosity. In the 1990's everyone was talking about this show, but "I don't do Vampires/Werewolves/Zombies" is my mantra for movies and TV. It looked interesting, but this 2011 show was my "dive into the deep end" TV show of choice. So, get a medieval skull cracker out of Aunt May's trailer, call up Monroe the Blutbad, it's time to hunt Wesen criminals!
  11. Hello fans of Woody Allen's "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" (1966). Instead of the Heavy Adult Themes of Spike Spiegel and Jet Black, thrill to "Rick and Morty"-level dialogue. It looks like the producers of this "erase the original and schtick it up" production stopped a while ago. Oh well, press PLAY if you prefer grade school Anime...
  12. Crusing YouTube, you can find anything you want, things you don't, and things that stop you in your tracks. Here is a deep dive into the characters/places/backstory of "Cowboy Bebop.." Are you ready to board the "Bebop"? Press PLAY for a well-drawn look at "Anime's gateway drug" from the last century. Do you "carry that weight"?
  13. It has been said that the Human voice is the most expressive/hard to record since Edison's time. Can the "DCC" pull off a "PDQ Bach"-level performance? Press PLAY to find out.;)
  14. Are you ready to pick over the Christmas leftovers at the mall? How about a Flashmob concert featuring Pachelbel's "Canon in D"? Press PLAY for An Experience!;)
  15. After the local "you are there in Ukraine" battle of the deaf explosion makers on new year's eve, something to ease you into the coming week. Press PLAY for solo acoustic Heaven.;)
  16. I saw the "2001 Star Wars trailer" first and wasn't that impressed. I expect that Richard Strauss would be pleased at this pairing, Press PLAY for An audio-visual experience... "Star Wars" 2001 Trailer
  17. Got a spare hour to see/hear "Techmoan" wax poetic about 2022? You do? Take your snow boots off, pour a cup of Mulled Wine, and see what kind of Tech Matt got into this year. Press PLAY to take a trip on the Techmoan Wayback Machine. (Nothing to do with "Indiana Jane and the Wayback Machine" movie due to crash and burn next year.;)
  18. This song is a warning to record executives not to push your label artist too far. So, you want a "Christmas Album"? Here's one that can remove paint!;)
  19. It's Christmas Eve where I am, and surfing through YouTube, I came across this ensemble version of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad." Press PLAY for a warm fuzzy.;) A Korean guitar ensmeble/orchestra!
  20. Apple has it locked up this Christmas, but "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was a CBS staple for decades. The CBS brass nearly passed on this simple, heartfelt holiday special several times, but the producer Lee Mendelson, Bill Melendez and Charles Schulz stood firm. Press PLAY to "stick it to Apple..." "A Charlei Brown Christmas" OST "Linus and Lucy" on Solo Guitar!
  21. For English (or other language) subtitles, go to Settings and turn on/select. Something for a Christmas Love from a "Wham!"-type balladeer. Seasons Greetings. Original version of "Christmas Eve"? (Sorry, no English subtitles, but far more interesting.;)
  22. Sometimes, you come across the most interesting things when you're not searching for anything. Submitted for you "Internet Karaoke" fans, sing along with "When Can I See You Again?" It's a bright, happy song about...your local video game arcade. So grab a roll of Quarters, a can of Jolt! Cola, and sing for Ralph, Vanellope, Felix, and Sgt. Calhoun...
  23. Audiophiles are the strangest people on the planet. "Techmoan" takes a look at a "dawn of Stereo-like" Bluetooth headphone that has VU meters on the SIDE of the "Cans." Press PLAY to find out if these pricey ($300+) somewhat offbrand headphones are for you or that "got everything golden ear" on your Christmas gift list.;)
  24. What is it about isolated islands and "nightmare fuel monsters"? You're on the hunt for a new exhibit at Marcus Brody's museum when you get this message. Press PLAY to see what happened to the previous "relic hunters."
  25. Do your vinyl LPs sound like they were recorded at a pistol shooting match? (Sorry, Ian McCollum.;) Does you low end sound like Wehrmacht trucks are invading your space? Fear not, Pro-Ject will reduce this kind of audio interference by 8dB! "Techmoan," unable to score a 1,000 Pound Sterling SweetVinyl "SugarCube" LP surface noise reducer, gave the Box S3 a spin. Press PLAY to hear if their claims are sound or "just advertising noise."
  26. Before people start clogging up Apple TV to see "A Charlie Brown Christmas," here's a video about "Sparky's Little Folks" world. They did break these riles from time to time, but you'd have to watch all of the "Peanuts" specials to find out. Press PLAY before Apple TV steals, er, appropriates/buys this video!
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