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post #16 of 114
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and Bill - we gotta get you a girl who's a music and tech addict.

There should be no problem there!!

 

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Hahaha. I know, right? Seriously, though, I'm not rushing it.

 

I'm enjoying being single right now. I get to buy and use any kind of year that I want after all!

I used to ride dirt bikes a lot (haven't been out since 2005, hoping to start up again...).  My dear mom always told me - "you'll never meet a girl if you spend all your time out in the forest riding dirt bikes."  I ended up marrying the identical twin sister of my best riding buddy's wife (sift through that convoluted relationship tree if you can)...  My point, if there is one, is that if there is a perfect fit out there for a goofball like me, there must be one out there for everyone who wants one.  Took me till I was 44 though...  Heck, Bill, you'll probably find one that will buy the gear for you.  In fact, my lovely wife bought me a bike before we got married.

post #17 of 114

Well, most of y'all know my story already.  I kind of fell into Head-Fi when I started doing a lot of commuting by train a couple of years ago.  From lurker to poster to moderator to meet organizer and beyond has been my main hobby over the course of the past year or so.  These days, I even dabble a bit in audio journalism.

 

In my day job, I'm a mild-mannered consumer electronics product developer.  What that means is that some company will tell me they want a product of a certain type to compete in a certain space.  If it exists, I source it.  If there's something kinda like it, I develop it.  If oit doesn't exist, I design it.  And if need be, I'll pull engineering resources to engineer it.  It's creative, fun, and challenging - but hey, it's a living.

 

M'lady Christine and I have been together for 15 years, and we have our little mutt Toby, but no kids.

 

Also, technically I'm not a Bay Area Head-Fier... but since I'm there for every meet and would like to help organize them as well, I guess I might be able to get honorary Bay Area status?  smile.gif

post #18 of 114

My turn to join the local lovefest. Hey guys, I'm Joshua "uzi" Uziel.  Like you, I'm inflicted with headphone-itis. I live in Moraga (in the East Bay near Walnut Creek and Berkeley) with my wife and two little girls. Been with the wife for 17.5 years now and married for 9 of those.  I've got a pretty good set of ears, but she's the one with perfect pitch. While she's not as into this headphone thing as I am, she's still a music nut and reaps the benefit of bumming off my toys. We're of course raising the little ones to be music lovers.

 

I work in SF as a software engineer as music streaming service Rdio, where I've been for almost 4 years. I'm certainly happy to chat about music streaming, so feel free to hit me up. Otherwise, I'm a long-time Linux geek and used to do Linux kernel hacking at a number of companies in the valley.

 

My big interests are computers, music and photography. I used to do music photography before the whole kid thing happened, but I don't have time for that so much anymore... nor playing music, but I still bust out my bass guitar every once in a while.

 

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I ended up marrying the identical twin sister of my best riding buddy's wife (sift through that convoluted relationship tree if you can)... 

 

That sounds like a pretty awesome double-date... assuming you're all still on speaking terms.

post #19 of 114
It's been a great double date. My sister and brother in law jokingly apologize frequently (my lovely wife is a bit of a pistol). Really though, best thing that ever happened to me.
post #20 of 114

Great story ammerford. My cousin married my wife cousin and they were both in our bridal party when they met over 36 years ago. They live in Los Gatos and I visited them while I was avtthe CAS4. Looking forward to coming back next year.

post #21 of 114
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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post

 

I used to ride dirt bikes a lot (haven't been out since 2005, hoping to start up again...).  My dear mom always told me - "you'll never meet a girl if you spend all your time out in the forest riding dirt bikes."  I ended up marrying the identical twin sister of my best riding buddy's wife (sift through that convoluted relationship tree if you can)...  My point, if there is one, is that if there is a perfect fit out there for a goofball like me, there must be one out there for everyone who wants one.  Took me till I was 44 though...  Heck, Bill, you'll probably find one that will buy the gear for you.  In fact, my lovely wife bought me a bike before we got married.

 

Haha, that sounds like a plan!

 

She won't have to contend much with my headphone hobby, though. I'm pretty much at the end of the road already. Once it comes out, the Audeze closed-back prototype may well be my end-game of all times.

 

I still enjoy the hobby, and will check other gears out from time to time, of course. But in terms of what I want to get out of my audio gears, I think I'm there already. It's been quite a journey!

post #22 of 114

Hey! Its my turn! To start off, I'm a spoiled little sh!t! Anyways, I'm a 14 year old who loves headphones and music. I got to San Mateo High School, and its cool.  I solder when I can, and recently, I got into writing reviews(for companies((only 1 so far)) and for just my own pleasure) and its very fun! I play baseball a whole lot, and have traveled across the US to play, its cool, I must say. 

 

Thats all I got, I haven't lived muchtongue_smile.gif

 

No girl friends either, my friends have them, but I'm a picky person. 

post #23 of 114
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Hey! Its my turn! To start off, I'm a spoiled little sh!t! Anyways, I'm a 14 year old who loves headphones and music. I got to San Mateo High School, and its cool.  I solder when I can, and recently, I got into writing reviews(for companies((only 1 so far)) and for just my own pleasure) and its very fun! I play baseball a whole lot, and have traveled across the US to play, its cool, I must say. 

 

Thats all I got, I haven't lived muchtongue_smile.gif

 

No girl friends either, my friends have them, but I'm a picky person. 

you're not as little as you think

 

cool to see we got some peeps in the East Bay/Berkeley area.

I live up in Sonoma - but my brother lives in Antioch and I used to live there for a bit,

so I know the area real well.

 

We should plan a Head-Fiers record shopping trip to Berkeley

post #24 of 114
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

cool to see we got some peeps in the East Bay/Berkeley area.

I live up in Sonoma - but my brother lives in Antioch and I used to live there for a bit,

so I know the area real well.

 

We should plan a Head-Fiers record shopping trip to Berkeley

Heh, I think it's just me so far.  I've lived in this area for about 3.5 years now (bought the house 2 years ago), but my wife grew up here, so I'm pretty familiar with the area, too.

 

Funny, I just went to Amoeba and Rasputin last weekend for a couple of hours with my 2 year old in tow.  A bit of an adventure, but I was quite proud when she waxed a whole top dog by herself.  Didn't really end up buying anything... was a little tempted to grab the Dark Side of the Moon MFSL, but was a bit overpriced and I might just get the black triangle version at some point and call it a day as far as redbook versions go.  Coincidentally listening to the 2003 SACD version as I type this.  (Alas, with just a crappy Pioneer DV-610AV which does handle SACD hooked up to the Burson Soloist.)

post #25 of 114
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Heh, I think it's just me so far.  I've lived in this area for about 3.5 years now (bought the house 2 years ago), but my wife grew up here, so I'm pretty familiar with the area, too.

 

Funny, I just went to Amoeba and Rasputin last weekend for a couple of hours with my 2 year old in tow.  A bit of an adventure, but I was quite proud when she waxed a whole top dog by herself.  Didn't really end up buying anything... was a little tempted to grab the Dark Side of the Moon MFSL, but was a bit overpriced and I might just get the black triangle version at some point and call it a day as far as redbook versions go.  Coincidentally listening to the 2003 SACD version as I type this.  (Alas, with just a crappy Pioneer DV-610AV which does handle SACD hooked up to the Burson Soloist.)

Nope, @HifiGuy528 is also in the East Bay area!!

 

LOVE Rasputins!!!!

post #26 of 114

I'm in the pleasant, family oriented cultural wasteland between Sac and the East Bay - does that count?

post #27 of 114
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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post

I'm in the pleasant, family oriented cultural wasteland between Sac and the East Bay - does that count?

of course!

 

We all Bay Area, even those of us here who live in LA (like @warrenpchi) - have the Bay Area spirit!!

 

So when we all kickin' it??

post #28 of 114
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We all Bay Area, even those of us here who live in LA (like @warrenpchi) - have the Bay Area spirit!!

 

So when we all kickin' it??

 

Sadly, I probably won't be back there until next February... frown.gif.  But y'all better get together for some listening sessions and make me proud!  LOL!

post #29 of 114
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

Sadly, I probably won't be back there until next February... frown.gif.  But y'all better get together for some listening sessions and make me proud!  LOL!

Hell

 

Many of you have seen one of my rigs, which is ready to host at least 4 listeners at one time!!

As @aamefford said - that ALO "party amp"!!

 

Yeah lets make a plan stan

post #30 of 114

Mercer, when you come up to see your brother, we have to go to Slow Hand BBQ for some MEATs.  The ribs kicks ass!  You will not be disappointed. 

 


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