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Taking Our Carolina Soul Worldwide

By | March 7th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I became a music lover around the age of four when I discovered my parents record collection and convinced them to let me touch the knobs on the family All-In-One Quadraphonic stereo. Tweaking the 2-Channel and 4-Channel switches back and forth, moving the speakers, adjusting the bass and treble, I quickly became aware that better and tailored sound could be achieved. One could say this was the moment I unknowingly became an audiophile, as the largest amount of energy spent by most audiophiles is in the tireless pursuit for absolute involvement with the music.Read the full article

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MOOGFEST 2017 // Part Two 

By | August 13th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , |

by Eric Franklin Shook

By this point in my two part series on MOOGFEST, (part one can be seen here) I am now a bonafide convert, fan, and proponent of all things Durham. I’m easily sold with good evidence.

My writer friend Cheyenne Noelle and I discussed how the misconceptions of Durham and the changes it’s gone through in more recent years have reconciled themselves, and left us with a truly delightful and charming jewel of the south. Here’s an excerpt from our conversation.Read the full article

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MOOGFEST 2017 // Part One

By | July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , |

by Eric Franklin Shook

Their mission: “Grow a community of futurists who explore emerging sound technologies and design radical instruments for change.” Seems simple enough.

A writer friend of mine, Cheyenne Noelle asked me if I was going to Moogfest ‘17, a music festival that moved to Durham in the last few years from our very own Asheville, NC, and I confess with due shame that I had no such plans. If you grew up in North Carolina you were part of two camps of locals.… Read the full article

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