New sounds

Not sure if I mentioned it, but I bought one of these as a birthday present to myself.

A Denon M38DAB, it is a micro CD player, DAB/FM/AM radio and amp combined. I’ve had it running for the past few weeks, balanced on a pile of books on a chair, and plugged into my monitor speakers. However, over the weekend, I moved some bookcases around, and now it is in its home, and connected up to a pair of old – but excellent – speakers that were my dad’s.

It’s probably been a couple of years since I had a decent music system in my lounge, during which I could always play stuff via my DVD player and TV, but it isn’t the same. This is a gorgeous sound, and I can see myself listening to a lot more music, a lot less TV, and therefore probably achieving a lot more, hobby-wise.

So having set it all up, I’ve been sorting through some CDs, which have been boxed up since the big decorating splurge. Something I forgot I’d bought is the delightful Luther Wright and the Wrongs’ album “Rebuild The Wall”. This is not a new album – it was recorded in 2001, but I only came across it late last year. It is a re-imagining of Pink Floydd’s “The Wall”, but in the style of country & western/bluegrass. It has to be heard to be believed.

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