About a week ago I was watching audiophile and jazz critic Ken Micallef’s YouTube video on the new Tone Poet reissue of John Coltrane’s classic album Blue Train, and suddenly my name came up. As if that weren’t flattering enough, I got a message from Ken a couple days later with a request … More→
After over two years of waiting, I finally had the chance to visit Japan. I met my Japanese fiancé, Ako, through Instagram in November 2019. She visited the U.S. for extended stays twice in 2021 but I wasn’t allowed to enter Japan — not even…
One of the more exciting finds from my Midwest road trip this summer…hard to beat a clean, fairly-priced vintage pressing…
Back for the first time in a while with an original mono pressing! There’s a pretty fun story behind my acquisition of this record, check out the video below to hear all about it.
This is the new format! All spoken, nothing written, I hope this works for my DGM readers! More→
This week I’m reviewing the 2010 Legacy reissue of KOB cut by Kevin Gray. I’m also introducing a new system with this … More→
I’m back, once again. Vinyl Spotlight posts began back in January 2014 and have been a cornerstone of this blog for the past eight years. Well, I recently acquired a new camera and decided it was time to bring Deep Groove Mono into the 2020s … More→
(Ed. Note: I originally intended to do a formal interview with Joe and Kevin, but as the day progressed and the friendly vibe between us grew, I became less and less interested in the idea of shifting gears into being “on the record”. So I kept it casual. As a result, this article … More→