Originally Posted by Redcarmoose
My Dad was an Outward Bound instructor in charge of raft tours down the Snake River then we moved to Northern California and the Kayaking ended up being something I had to do at 13. I enjoyed it but I guess anything your told to do till your like 17 years old gets viewed as work?
Must be a great way to make money. We have rafting about 20 min from my house now, I only go twice a year and just to show visitors. Still fun.
I started sea kayaking on the Chesapeake Bay about 10 years ago, and then when I began enjoying playing in rougher water (I'm about 2-3 hours from Ocean City) it dawned on me. I live and work near Potomac MD. River-U.S. Olympic Whitewater team trains near here. Duh! Got a certification and teach for the company I took lessons for. Just for fun really. No real money. But, I get a great discount on gear.
And, I can shove a little extra $ for whatever audio gear I'm dreaming about. Currently thinking about the Music Fidelity M1Transport and DAC which will seriously upgrade my source. So-I would have a separate DAC and transport for CDs rather than one CDP unit. Then, I can also use the DAC for my computer, Sonos....feels pretty versatile.
I know it's old school-but I've got enough CDs to warrant better playback of CDs methinks.
Or upgrade my shelf to tower speakers. But, I listen in a small spare bedroom/office space-10 x 12. I'm thinking full towers might be to much.
On the electronic thing, I've been listening to Ben Frost. His current album Aurora. One of my fav 2014 non metal pick ups.
I was intrigued by a review that compared his style to black metal. It's electronic, but he goes for these big epic sounds interspersed with chaotic, unsettling sounds. Lots of percussion. Some is minimalistic a la Brian Eno or maybe Swans.No guitars here. It's not metal-but it's pretty cool if you like interesting, abrassive sounds/noise.