All in Music + Audio

The Ears Have It

Since retiring, air travel is no longer a frequent occurrence, but a recent holiday trip to Buffalo was a reminder that my audio listening gear for travel left something to be desired.  I like to have music or podcasts at the ready to fill the travel time as well as to afford some private listening time when the spirit moves.  But the corded earbuds I picked up at an airport kiosk in November 2017 were just not cutting it…

"Somewhere There's Music..."

When I wrote my first blog post about “Music + Audio” for this site in December 2015, I spoke of some of the ways in which my spouse and I were listening to recorded music in our home that particular day as an illustration of how much things had changed from the preceding decades of playing LP’s and, later, CD’s. The three different ways of streaming music I described at the time were: 1) using an Apple TV in the kitchen to tune into a free internet jazz radio stream, 2) listening to a classical station on Sirius XM via the iPad (with a Bluetooth-connected Bose speaker) , and 3) sampling a new jazz artist on the Apple Music subscription service on another the desktop Mac in my office…

A Friend in Need...

This summer I had a leisurely pre-concert dinner with some friends that I first met nearly thirty years earlier while working at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.  Over our dinner conversation, my friend shared his continuing struggle with being able to consistently transfer music from his CD collection to his PC and then onto his iPhone - the ultimate destination of this content for listening to music in the car and on-the-go…