Tonight I arrived home and after a light supper, made myself a frothy hot chocolate and cut a slice of fine chocolate cake. I then retired to the sitting room. I took a small shiny disk and placed it into a silver box with a blue light and pressed a tiny button with a triangle on it. It was that this point that the members of the popular beat combo Nirvana entered my room and started up a small acoustic set. I sat back and relaxed as they took me through some of their favorite tunes in my own personal set. Part way through the second track Kurt complained that â€œThe bottom end was a bit boomyâ€, so there was a small break as the speakers were moved more into the room. “Much better”, he said, “but I feel somehow that I am not with the rest of the group”. Taking this to be another comment on the sound rather than a cry for help, some chages to the direction of the speakers and the sound stage was perfect. I could hear Kurt sitting on the right, and his voice echoing around the stage.
Thirteen tracks later and I was more relaxed than I have been in a long time. It has been a while since I have just sat down and listened to an album with no distractions from start to finish and I must say I remember now why I used to enjoy it so much. It made me appreciate just how much depth there is to a song that you just don’t hear in headphones while on the train or tram. So if you want me for the next few weeks then I shall be in the sitting room. ListeningListen to this podcast