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    Audio File: The magic in music

    What we're after is a transcendent experience — no big deal
    Music is an amazing thing. It's also a silly thing, viewed abstractly. In terms of sound wavelengths, actual difference in makeup of a Childish Gambino track and a Sonic Youth song is small, if you examine closely. Full Story
    Audio File: Music is made to make you feel, and that's what's most important
    Joy and music go hand in hand. I remember my middle school punk band getting access to a serious PA — two 18-inch subs and two mains with a 1 kilowatt amp — and I remember most the intense feeling of physically vibrating to our music while standing in the midst of all that power. Full Story

    Audio File: Synergy matters
    I recently landed a dream job that taps into my passion for high-end audio equipment of all shapes and kinds. Full Story

    Audio File: New local funk, fuzzy name changes and a dope record to bump
    High performance audio equipment is cool and all, but let's remember this hobby is about enjoying music. Full Story

    Audio File: Music you know like the back of your hand is a useful tool
    I'll go out on a fairly robust limb to guess that not one of you has ever hooked up an old VHS cassette player to a state-of-the-art flat-screen TV. Full Story

    Audio File: Stream it, don't dream it
    Life in a two-job house with a 2-year-old and a needy puppy leaves little room for dusting or sweeping, so we hire someone to occasionally deep-clean-up after us. Full Story

    Audio File: Internet-served audio is a step up in quality and connectivity
    In the past several weeks, I've moved relatively slowly through this series on audiophile basics, describing in painstaking detail the starting point of a well-appointed music playback chain and the music itself. Full Story

    Audio File: Medium well done
    If you've checked out my Insta, you know I'm an Indian Peaks Wilderness junkie. My half-fox, half-squirrel dog and I are up there every weekend poking around, looking for moose and avoiding other people. Full Story

    Audio File: Digital music takes the cake when it comes to potential for great sound
    I like to listen to finger music. That's right, I'm a digital guy. Woah, that was a bad joke. Well, as a father of a toddler, I guess it's time I stock up on some of those. Full Story

    Audio File: Groovy tunes are why vinyl has a major following in the digital age of music
    Before the dawn of the iPod and smartphones, a Sony Walkman was probably the most complete modern personal music system we had available for portable use. Full Story

    Audio File: Independent musicians rely on fervent fanbases to turn their songs into records
    You gotta love our independent, vibrant music scene. Follow any number of local groups of any genre, and you'll see self-promotion, rigorous social media presences and, most difficult of all, self-publishing of their own albums. Full Story

    Audio File: Give your carefully crafted system the good stuff
    Can you imagine someone buying a Porsche 911 just to leave it in the garage and admire the way it looks? Full Story

    Audio File: Homogeneity of volume is the game, plus a happy birthday to a local virtuoso
    "AND A LITTLE BIT SOFTER NOW. AND A LITTLE BIT SOFTER NOW..." Jacob Silj is one of the best "Saturday Night Live" Weekend Update guests of all time. Full Story

    Audio File: Hi-fi basics for beginners
    Part of the reason the minds behind the Colorado Daily ask me to yak about audio equipment here is because a cultural shift took place in the last 10 or 15 years, and more folks are appreciating better sound and music than ever. Full Story

    Audio File: Fire up the canyon
    Friday is the night. You don't have plans any more, because what you should really be doing is heading up Canyon Boulevard around 8 p. Full Story

    Audio File: Back in the studio
    There's a pretty righteous beer store a couple blocks from my house here in Boulder, and as many of my neighbors are of the mid-30s bearded sort that I am, the proprietor keeps it stocked with a wide variety of dank, local brews. Full Story

    Audio File: Zippers and speakers
    A thought occurred to me the other day when pulling up my zipper. No, not that zipper. It was early morning and I was zipping up my puffy jacket and trying not to wake the girls upstairs. Full Story

    Audio File: Down-low lowdown
    If you know me or have heard my stereo system, you know I like-a the bass. But specifically, I like to hear accurate low bass in good recordings, so you might not be blown away by my system's low end, at least at first. Full Story

    Audio File: Albums of the year
    I love music, and I love musicians. I grew up in a house full of musicians and as a maestro's son, I bore witness to hordes of them throughout my childhood. Full Story

    Audio File: Enchanting spaces
    They call New Mexico the "Land of Enchantment," and while nuclear secrets and alien evidence might sound enchanting, I once had an experience that did seem a bit out of this world in that southwestern state. Full Story

    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

    Full Story
    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story