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HiFi Amusement -

Over the years here at Upscale Audio, we've had our share of customers... both good ones and bad. Most of you are an absolute joy to work with... but there's always one or two bad eggs... Below are some examples of the craziest people who have ever called or emailed us. We do not post these to gain sympathy for what we have to put up with sometimes... but rather to let you know this: No matter how crazy you think you're being with your question... there's always someone crazier! Crazy about Cary Before you listen to this recorded voice...

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Tube Hunting Trips -

I thought this was cute. In case NOS (New old stock) tubes dry up, I can always sell NOS sandwiches... Yummm! NOS Sandwiches means "Our Sandwiches." This was a sandwich stand in the south of France.   Tube hunting is tons of work, and a lot of luck. I had a tube T-shirt on while in Paris, and a gentleman walked up to me and asked "do you like tubes? I have this old radio..." etc etc. I have heard my share of old radio stories over the years, and my eyes typically role back into my head after about...

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Events -

EveAnna Manley of Manley Labs and I had decided that CES was full of posers and people being way too serious. So this year we made an announcement that we're going to go "Tube Pimp" style.I sent this picture out with her face Photoshopped in on the girl, then she responded in kind by Photoshopping my face onto the guy...   So we went out to Santee Alley in Los Angeles and bought assorted pimp gear. You can't read the "grilles" we're wearing in these pictures, but my grille reads "Tubes" and EveAnna's read's "Rule". EveAnna put her people to work...

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HiFi Amusement -

I was at the Rolling Stones concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and a couple weeks later a friend of mine called me and said that actress Jeri Ryan (from Star Trek Voyager and Boston Public) was checking me out, and he had a picture to prove it. I said bring it on,and heck if he didn't. Now it takes a little bit of imagination, and perhaps the Magic Bullet Theory from the Kennedy assassination, but the results are there. I guess she digs pudgy bald guys like yours truly.       Yours Truly with Chelsea Handler...

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Concerts & Stars -

What a great show, and I had great seats. I was three rows from the stage, off to the side. Then in-between acts I walked around like I owned the place, and took 4th row center. I really enjoyed Lenny Kravitz, but I couldn't take my eyes off his drummer, Cindy Blackman. She played with the most intensity I've ever seen from any drummer, and I've been to a lot of concerts. I kept trying to get a picture or video over, but the bass player was always in the way. Check out her website here: http://www.cindyblackman.com.       This...

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