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RE: Muzikmike audio gear

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Posted on January 7, 2017 at 15:06:03
(Rod/Bored: Please do not delete this before fully understanding my intent. I know it "pushes the boundaries" of what is acceptable, but please try to understand my reasoning for posting here on Central. Thanks. Jim)

As some of you may be aware, I purchased Mike's Anthem pre- and Monarchy Audio monoblocks before he passed away. I won't go into the details of the sale, but let's just say he gave me a "Good Deal" and leave it at that.

However, I no longer have a need for them, nor can I foresee a time when I will, so as much as it pains me to do this, sometime in the near future I'm going to list them here on AA, and possibly elsewhere (local CL).

So why the post, you may ask? Good question!

Here's the deal: Along with Vinyl Asylum, Mikee's favorite hang-out on AA was probably right here: on Central. Many of us were introduced to him here, and part of his spirit will, I hope, remain here forever. Mikee was one of the "Original Centraliens" (anyone remember the Dookyheads?), and because, Once Upon A Time, we were such a close-knit (and dare I say it, damn near "Family") group, I'd like to make the following offer to other "Family" members (before listing them elsewhere): If you were a friend of Mike's, are interested in his old amps and/or preamp, and will give it/them a Good Home, in the spirit of Mike's generosity (if you knew him you'd understand), I would be willing to let them go for the same price that Mike sold them to me.

I think Mike would have wanted it this way.

If interested, drop me an email & we can talk. If I don't hear from anyone I'll go ahead and list them at what I feel is a "fair" price.

Jim

(I miss you, Mikee! More than I ever thought I would.)

 

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Dookeyhead!!!..., posted on January 7, 2017 at 15:48:23
kootenay
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How about a cookie then. Good day Jim hope you're doing well and yours.

If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing well
(Proverb)

 

RE: Dookeyhead!!!...Me too!, posted on January 7, 2017 at 15:52:44
kitch29
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If there's a 25 foot purple Blue Jeans IC pair around that was a gift I made to Mike way back then.

Good times.

 

Yup!..., posted on January 7, 2017 at 16:33:57
kootenay
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I'm not sure if you knew the history behind the design of the AA Dookyhead cookie. It started when Bob Crump give me a call one day. He told me that he needed a design that will represent the AA Centaralian inmates dookyheads mentality in a form of a cookie that he can take with him to an audio show.

After a few hits and misses I came up with this design that Bob was very proud of. And of course Rod M was in it too to make sure that it won't haunt the AA with copyrights infringement in the future. After that the dookyhead cookie was gracing the AA central for quite sometime until it went out of favor with the inmates.


If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing well
(Proverb)

 

I didn't buy any IC's from Mike. , posted on January 8, 2017 at 08:21:53
If there were some Blue Jeans IC's in his system, or his home (Mike had a few systems), I would bet that his kids still have them.

Jim

 

There it is!, posted on January 8, 2017 at 08:24:01
Thank you for bringing back some of the warm memories, "Millen"!

And I sincerely hope that you and yours (as well as that poor ball-less bear) are doing well!

Jim

 

RE: I didn't buy any IC's from Mike. , posted on January 8, 2017 at 08:33:39
kitch29
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Fine with me, Jim.

Really enjoyed meeting all of you at what I guess was the next to last Ribfest. And winning some awesome cables!

There was an Audiogon community from about 1999 to 2003 where I used this moniker that was very much like the group that later congregated here around Mike and you and Penguin and others and when I was often Outaline. I really miss them both.

 

Zat you, BE?, posted on January 8, 2017 at 09:26:21
Well....Shoot! How you been? Doing any more of that "crazy" cycling you used to talk about? (insert smilie here)

With regards to that, I had arthroscopic surgery on both knees last year (they removed 20+% of the meniscus on both knees), and while it hurt like hell, I was able to "rehab" to the point where I did a full Century last September! Didn't mean much to my fellow cyclists, doing the 100 miles, but it sure meant a helluva lot to me!

BTW, last I heard (before Barb passed) Mikee's speakers were still going strong! Ya done good with the x-overs!

(Edit: With regards to, "I really miss them both." As do I, my friend. Coming back here is pretty hard sometimes....)

 

RE: Muzikmike audio gear, posted on January 8, 2017 at 09:56:00
Mike B.
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I miss MM and Bruce also. They brought a lot of life to Central IMO. Good luck with the sale. How someone who know or had interface with Mike buys them.


 

RE: Zat you, BE?, posted on January 8, 2017 at 12:35:01
kitch29
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Had to give up Mt. Biking to 3 different flavors of arthritis, spine and hip. Sold the bike. Spending more time at the bench playing with high voltage.

Glad to hear you're doing well. Missing people doesn't diminish the wonderful memories they provided; stick around.

 

OMG!, posted on January 9, 2017 at 03:59:27
Neil E.
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I did not know that Barb passed away as well. That really sucks. Wishing the kids and grand kids all the best.

Good to hear from you Jim. Glad to hear you are well, or at least on the mend. Have not been checking in to AA as much myself lately.

 

RE: Zat you, BE?, posted on January 9, 2017 at 07:01:11
Brian Walsh
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Bill, it's good to see you back! Like Jim said, you did a terrific job on the refurbishment work. Mike was overwhelmed and so grateful.

Drop me a (amiouta)line!

Brian


So much music, so little time!

 

RE: OMG!, posted on January 9, 2017 at 08:17:35
Yeah. She had a massive heart attack. Ryan called and told me about a GoFundMe page they put together to help cover some of her healthcare costs (while she was still in the hospital), and I would have sworn I included you on the email blast I sent out.

If not, my sincere apologies.

Nice to hear from you, Neil!

 

RE: "I miss MM and Bruce also.", posted on January 9, 2017 at 08:21:40
Yup. Mike and Bruce (and Bob Crump) were, to me, what made Central, well...Central.

 

RE: Hi Brian, posted on January 9, 2017 at 17:06:41
kitch29
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Glad to hear it since I couldn't be there myself.

I've been building myself a pair of speakers I don't really need for about a year now. Motivation infrequently meets physical ability ;)

I did manage to drive all the way to Portland Oregon last year to spend a long weekend with my Tubegod pal Steve Brown who helped me complete a pair of mono blocks I was stuck on. What an amazing Country we have!

Hope your doing well.



 

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