Sunday, July 22, 2012
My blood runs cold . . .
My memory has just been sold . . .
My hi-fi is the centerfold . . .
Hi-fi is the centerfold.
SOME MEN take pictures of topless women. Others gawk at the pictures the first men took.
One thing is certain, though. The gawkers will never have a shot at the angel with staples somewhere near her waist.
You can take that to the bank. Certain media moguls already have.
NOT ONLY THAT, the angels that some of the no-chance voyeurs already have are bound to be less than thrilled with their obsession with the angels they cannot -- they will not -- have.
And consider this -- you never need to Photoshop high-fidelity gear from 1956 after the shoot is done. Reality is good enough.
I know this because I am a geek. An audio geek, which totally trumps "dirty old man" in most societal measures of respectability.
And as a geek, I take artsy-fartsy pictures of my old audio gear when I'm bored late on a Saturday night. Which I then post on my blog, which is a whole 'nother world of geekery right there.
YOU KNOW what else is great about taking cheesecake shots of old tube hi-fi gear?
For a few bucks at an estate sale or on eBay, the object of your lust can be yours. And your wife will be tolerant about that.
BESIDES, unless the human centerfold of your X-rated desires spent a lot of time at Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl or Fukushima, chances are she won't glow in the dark. Because that would just be wrong.
No, vacuum tubes are where it's at. Trust me on that.