Kristen and I are back from Chicago! We had a great time (maybe I'll show some pictures when she uploads them all), but now it's back to the grind for both of us. A big thanks to Joe at Instrumental Analysis for holding things down while we were away, and to Ashleigh from The DC Scene for her guest post as well. I hope all of my readers aren't leaving for their sites now, ditching my pithy commentary for the real deal!
Some of you might know that last week was my birthday, and Kristen bought me a record player, which I have been wanting to get for years (my old one, rest its spirit, is long gone). It's a totally awesome gift, and as I sit here listening to Neil Diamond's Hot August Night, I am trying to convert my neighborhood to the warm, more authentic sound of vinyl. If you're in the market for a decent record player with a preamp, check it: Audio-Technica AT-LP2DA LP-to-Digital Recording System. It works fine with your component stereo system.