We're Here, Like it or Not.

We're OccupyHifi.  We got into high-fidelity because we love music. The gear is very cool - but it's merely the vehicle. Michael Mercer (a.k.a Mercer), the Founder of OccupyHifi.org was lucky. He got to work for, learn, and befriend two Giants of Hi-fi and Music: Harry Pearson, Founder of The Absolute Sound magazine and Arif Mardin, Producer/Arranger for Atlantic Records. He's taken his passion for music and great sound and turned it into a 20-year career of evangelism for both. He works as a writer, a columnist, social media strategist; and specializes in permission marketing and primal branding. OccupyHifi is his place to let it all go. We look forward to hosting other artists work as well. We hope you enjoy the ride...

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
— Victor Hugo

Some folks got bent about the last Occupy HiFi column in The High Fidelity ReportThey took it personally. There was never any intent to insult, or anything alike. The message seems pretty clear to many, and we're movin' as fast as we possibly can. Music consumption, music delivery, even the way we relate to music reproduction/playback has changed significantly since the advent of personal audio (headphone culture). Shit, alot's changed since Mercer wrote that last Occupy column at THFRWhen the world beats ya down, we gotta get back up. This isn't about any ONE of US. It's about the Music. It's also about the Hi-fi community, personal audio AND high-end two-channel (a.k.a in-room stereo). Feelin' like a Nujack? Well: Then we suggest comin' to school!