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The Death of an Audiophile?

Discussion in 'audio' started by mercalia, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. mercalia

    mercalia pfm Member

  2. lsinclair

    lsinclair file under 'curmudgeonly'

    That's rather chilling - many similarities to the way my house may look ten years after my death.

    In fact if I'm honest it's not far off how my house looks right now.
     
  3. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    A bake off turned ugly?
     
  4. Moonbuggy

    Moonbuggy Active Member

    Nice photography with some touching images.
    I'm sure that Kingsmill will be alright toasted.
     
  5. muzzer

    muzzer Numb Nut

    The amps are guitar amps, maybe the owner was a musician.
     
  6. mfav

    mfav Member

    YOu should never put your bread in the fridge
     
  7. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy pfm Member

    You'd have thought someone would've sold it after the owner's death, rather than leave it to fall into disrepair. Very odd indeed.
     
  8. Yomanze

    Yomanze pfm Member

    There is a certain eerie beauty in those photos.
     
  9. Colonel_Mad

    Colonel_Mad pfm Member

    Wonder why all the music stuff is left there but few other household items? Maybe music was that person's life and they didn't own a lot else. I found those pictures disproportionately sad.
     
  10. pmac

    pmac lovesrecordplayers

    Who said he's dead? He might have just popped out to the shop for a fresh loaf.
     
  11. FireMoon

    FireMoon pfm Member

    That Carlsboro valve head is pretty damned rare and actually quite sought after. I'm assuming it's the gold fronted panel 50.
     
  12. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Nice pair of P5s in the garden, too.
     
  13. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The Farfisa keyboard looks fairly interesting too, may well be the type Can used.
     
  14. mercalia

    mercalia pfm Member

    seems like the ruin is going to get a few visits with a lorry ;)
     
  15. FireMoon

    FireMoon pfm Member

    Looking at the gear in general, it's all of a period which suggests it was possibly a band that had some success or maybe even signed a deal and that was their retreat as was the fashion back in the late 60s and early 70s. The WEM PA head and Italian echo, of which a mate of mine has one, were not cheap. It looks like the sort of place someone such as Caravan or The Strawbs, used to have to write stuff together.
     
  16. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Crumpets. I can hear crumpets.

    Yup - it's a Professional Duo.

    Also used by Jimmy Jackson of Amon Duul II / Passport / Tangerine Dream fame.
     
  17. FireMoon

    FireMoon pfm Member


    I know a bloke in California who'd fly over and row that back to the USA if it is that particular model. Funny thing with the Can connection, I remember seeing Karoli using one of those Carslboro Valve amps.
     
  18. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    Only a successful band would have had gear like that. I wonder if this was the contents of a stolen equipment van?
     
  19. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    I find the Derelict Places forum to be fascinating. I never imagined that there are a bunch of "derelict spotters" who go around sneaking into old abandoned buildings, photographing stuff inside and then documenting it all on a forum. I also find it intriguing that these places don't seem to be plundered, given that some of the remnant objects obviously have some monetary value.
     
  20. Rosewind

    Rosewind Lost in Translation

    Stolen equipment van - you better change the thread title then ... "The death of an audiophile thief"
    There is an eerie beauty in these pictures and possibly a sad story that would be worthwhile digging out.
    So which is it?
    - an abandoned and forgotten band retreat - because the band broke up and the house was nobody's responsibility (not even the manager's ...)
    - a musical thief's house
    - a touring musician's house abandoned when X happened
    Or ...?
     

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