View Full Version : Mini Meet in Delaware and Annapolis
10-20-2008, 11:58 PM
I have been promising that I would visit my good friends Dipol Dan who recently located to Annapolis, right accross the street of the Navel Academy. And my good friend Joe (Hearingimpared). I have been promosing since last Spring that I would brin him a lovely Teac 4300 R2R that I refurbed and made to look shiny new. So, I was committed to visit Dan Saturday morning, go to Al's house, party a little shoot the breeze with all the best polkies in the world, then travel to Joe's. Our day began at 8:00 AM and ended at 2:00 in the morning.
Dan's wife Karen made us a feast of fried eggs, bacon, wheat and white toast with soft butter, We spooned homemade strawberry jelly onto the buttered cost and had at it. Yum! We washed it down with coffee and made our round around the campus. Check it out!
Too old to go back to school
Rich answer's to nature's call
Dan and I looking for a house to haunt
The Chapel is fabulous
10-20-2008, 11:59 PM
Very nice Carl. Glad you had a good time.
10-21-2008, 12:10 AM
Saturday was jam backed with a lot of fun activities. Annapolis in the morning, Al Ballard's house in the afternoon (great place) then off to Joes for an evening of rock, jazz, classical, you name it, it was on. Joe went out of his way to prepare some great food. Phyllisann wasn't there so we did some strange things in her foundations. Actually, all was well, limited traffic snarl the trip was fairly east. Joe's system is powered by the Musical Fidelity tube/SS hybrid amp. That's one baddddddd! amp
Check out some pics of me and my thugs::eek:
Joe is appalled at some of Rich's recommendation
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p97/schwarcw/Monitor5s152.jpgJoe holding court lecturing on the sublties of the nedle and cartridges.
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p97/schwarcw/Monitor5s156.jpg The holy grain
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p97/schwarcw/Monitor5s159.jpgRich has wrestled on or two animals.
Fun stuff! Wish you could have been there
10-21-2008, 12:28 AM
The beer was drugged! The food was fantastic!
I didn't make my target weight for the fest, so eff it! Fat needs a home too.
Joe's system sounds mighty fine! ....for a VPI table.:D J/K Joe. That is one STELLAR setup man! Both vinyl and digital.
10-21-2008, 12:39 AM
Very nice Carl. Glad you had a good time.
You stole the words out of my mouth. Very nice Carl.
10-21-2008, 08:53 AM
Looks like a nice time. Finally some pics to go with the stories. I enjoyed meeting Dipole Dan. He is a true audio geek-LOL. He bought an old 150 year old house and his main concern is referbing it with his audio gear upper most in his mind. My kind of guy! ;)
Also I have to say Carl is a great guy. We had a lot of fun all weekend but especially Thursday night after he and Rich (SCompRacer) (who I've met a few times, even been to his house) picked myself and Polk65 (Steve) up at the airport.
Rich was driving, Carl was shot gun and Steve and I got to share the cargo area of the mini-van with a pair of Carver AL III's (all seats folded down). We sat Indian style on the floor and had to hang on for dear life while we tried to find my hotel.
Rich is the master of the U-turn and we did a lot of them. He also has a saying (as all Chicagoans do who drive in rush hour traffic) "not a problem" as we are weaving thru traffic like we knew where we were going. Everytime a difficult traffic situation came up Rich just said "not a problem" and went for it.
Hope to meet you again sometime Carl, you are welcome in our neck of the woods anytime.
10-21-2008, 09:31 AM
I forgot to mention in my rush to get the post in place that the characters in the photo include Billy (LibertyC) he's the fair haired young man, Ed (Esavinon) is the handsome, dark haired man smiling in the kitchen photo, Joe (HearingImpared) is the scruffy, long haired, bug eyed monster, Rich (Scompracer) is the wellgroomed, man who drinks too much (JK). Some of you may recognize these hoodlums, we didn't appear in most of the galleries of Polkfest photos because we are not that photogenic or even interesting.:D;):eek:
10-21-2008, 01:37 PM
That is one sweet look'n rig....except for the small knobs on the MF. They should be 2-3 times larger, and of course, belt-driven. :D
10-21-2008, 01:42 PM
Joe's rig is sweet. Man I miss listening to it.
10-21-2008, 02:56 PM
No worries Brock! LOL Carl is Ichiban! (Although when awoken, he refers to 8AM as the middle of the night).:D
Gawd, I was jonesing for food after the delays Carl and I experienced on the way from PA. (An 18 wheeler failed to keep the shiny side up). We put that aside though, and our primary goal was shifted to rescuing two polkies trapped at the airport.
10-26-2008, 12:17 PM
I should use "Spell Check" once in a while. WTF am I typing?
10-26-2008, 03:20 PM
Well my internet is back up.
Polkfest was a great time and the after hours with Richie, Ed, Carl, and Billy was a gas (Ben don't take that personally:D).
Thanks to Billy for providing the snack and beverages.
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