To celebrate Linda Ronstadt’s birthday today, I had to spin a few old favourites.
These days, Linda cannot sing because of Parkinson’s Disease, however she has given us over 30 albums of music to enjoy.
Canciones de mi Padre – I love this album (from 1987), together with Mas Canciones (1991). Both albums contain her renditions of traditional Mexican classics and ‘ranchera’ folk songs from her family heritage. Continue reading →
Dr Hawksford offers plausible explanations of what I was hearing in my humble experiments a few years later, listening to different configurations of single strand copper wire as interconnect and loudspeaker cabling. Continue reading →
I was fortunate to catch James McMurtry playing at Workplay Theatre. A really nice all-purpose, small venue – in a city that seems to be re-vitalising, after the decline of the iron and steel industry in the 1970s.