February 16, 2011
Listening Journal: Day 13
17:45 – I finally received word that my rDAC shipped overnight, so it should be here tomorrow afternoon! Exciting.
Started with Sarah McLaughlin. I used to not like Fumbling Toward Ecstasy. I don’t know what I was thinking. Lovely; maybe her best. “Your love is better than ice cream…”
While my new media students took their exams this afternoon, I read about Steely Dan. Good stuff. In the FAQ, I learned that Becker and Fagen played on Rosie Vela’s record Zazu back in the day. Dude! Well, I immediately went looking for a copy. No luck. Not only is it out of print, the used copies are going for $30 and higher, so I looked for it on Google. As luck would have it, I found the flac files via Cydney. As soon as the disk is re-released, I’ll pick up a “legal” copy. This will be one of the first to come through the rDAC tomorrow. Thanks, Cydney.
On to Surfacing. Great strings on this disk. I must have never listened to this on a hi-fi before. Not everything is great, but McLaughlin’s vocals are right in front, as they should be.
Casandra Wilson’s Blue Moon Daughter – the first album of Wilson’s I owned, and probably still my favorite. Her voice defines sultry.
More random stuff. Finished @ 22:00.
Day 23 awaiting my rDAC. Jolida: 38:30; MA1s: 52:30