This week I bought me 2 new audio toys. Okay, one secondhand.
First a brandnew AKG K 701 headphone: after some reading this appears to be true value-for-money, so I should own one. Here’s a stereophile 2006 review: AKG Acoustics K 701 headphones.
I intended the AKG for the main system, but it really sounds good so I will use it with the computer system and stow away the cherished Grado (SR 60i).
Plus this saturday a second (see my April 14 post) Denon DVD-3910, colored ‘Champagne’ this time and again in a mint condition. Weigth a 9.3 kg (or 20.5 lbs) each, that’s about 20 kg pure CD/SACD/DVD high quality playing. So I’m all set and Bob’s your uncle: no streaming audio on the main system.
Well, I’ve noticed ‘Wuthering Heights‘ is playing in Rotterdam. This being the latest Andrea ‘Fish Tank‘ Arnold movie, with the unkown actor James Howson playing Heathcliff and beautiful Kaya Scodelario as Catherine Earnshaw.
Scodelario, Scodelario? Yes, Kaya Scodelario, best known for her Effy Stonem character in the British tv serie ‘Skins‘.
Quite popular on Tumblr that Effy personality: there are a lot (a LOT) of animated gifs showing dark Effy smoking, crying, yelling “fuck”, smoking, kissing and cutting her wrists. All gifs created and re-posted by all the other sixteen year old girls of this world.
What do I know? It is like this ‘Virgin Suicides’ quote:
Doctor: What are you doing here, honey? You’re not even old enough to know how bad life gets.
Cecilia: Obviously, Doctor, you’ve never been a 13-year-old girl.