OK, that's funny! Thanks for the levity.
We don't cover wine, just non-alcoholic stuff (the MP3 files in my metaphor). I like my liquid MP3
alright, but I do enjoy a good vodka (vinyl) or glass of wine (well-made CD), sometimes listening to
well-recorded music over a good stereo system.
BTW, no doubt the Rach 2nd on that old RCA LP is the electronic recording. The timing is slightly
different from the acoustic version on the CD and some of the playing is different, but remarkably
similar interpretations, I guess Rach and Skoki liked how they did it the first time. I thought the
instrumentation was clever on both versions, working around a limited medium to get the point across
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The TV thread...
I do get Tom's point, but when Tom FINE talks about "the deeper
experience" of "FINE wine" from BEVERAGE-Digest.com I wonder if there is
something subliminal going on here!
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
On 12/8/2010 9:18 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> like thinking about fine wine (here made akin to high-resolution media
>> played back on good equipment in a comfortable but not necessarily
>> convenient location) vs. Coca-Cola from a vending machine. It's are you
>> thirsty or do you wish for a deeper sensation of taste and feeling? I
>> think younger people don't even know the deeper experience is out there
>> because they are drowning in a sea of thirst-slaking. The
>> sea of junk-media is time-sucking and all-encompassing, so when is there
>> time to enjoy "fine wine"?
>> -- Tom Fine