2.8.17: OccupyHifi.org Under - ReConstruction: Some foolz decided it was OK to grab a'hold of the Key (digitally) to my entire iCloud account(though I was instructed NOT to even bestow upon them the Now-in-the-21st-Century credit of "hackers."). It SUCKED: EVERYTHING I EVER FEARED bout someone reading my old school analog-journals! It was an invasion of the worst sort. But, I had to make a choice: Dwell in the past that was detailed in those journals, or blaze a new path. It may've taken me longer than some of my friends and family would've preferred - but it's time. It's time to get Back to Basics. In the meantime we got some work to do here as some of the editorials were messed with. I wholly appreciate your patience and for ALL OF THE SUPPORT FROM MY READERS: You have no idea how much it has meant to me. Music Saves Lives - Great Sound Moves Souls
We're Here, Like it or Not.
We're OccupyHifi. Our collective passion for High-Fidelity grew around our sheer love for the music. Now, are there GearHeadz amongst us? Of course. The gear is, much like the medium, another art-form. However extraordinary, and some of the high end audio componentry that playback our tunes are exquisite examples of what creative minds can do in a modern age. There's no escaping the simple fact that the gear is merely the vehicle; however. It's the sound of our music that keeps us chasing that audible dragon. Michael Mercer (a.k.a Mercer) Founder of OccupyHifi.org was lucky. He's crossed oceans to DJ in places like The Dungeons in London (Whoop Whoop! - Remembering Bob deRosa), and got to work for, learn from, 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 and other major labels. 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/reviewer, 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...
Some folks got bent about the last Occupy HiFi column in The High Fidelity Report. They 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 THFR! Some changes have been good, some not-so-good: But as we all know, the clock only moves forward, and when 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: We suggest comin' to school!