adventures in dysthymia

Friday, December 07, 2007

CURRENTLY READING John Culshaw's Ring Resounding, a bit of a classic book for classical music fans, audiophiles, recordists. Culshaw was a pioneer producer/engineer in the field of stereo classical music recordings. The narrative of Ring travels the road to the first complete recording of Wagner's complete Ring Cycle, but there's plenty else of interest along the way. Even though the book is from the mid-60s (and therefore somewhat obsolete as technical information), I'd recommend it to anyone who (like me) has both a bit of recording geek and opera buff in them. :)

Assuming one can find a copy, of course. It's long out of print; this one came from my late aunt's library.

I regret that I was just unable to get into reading Moby Dick as an e-book. I need hard copy that I can read of an evening, preferably in the comfort of my bed! I don't think I could take that much time sitting in front of a computer screen.

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