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iranian disco night

August 24, 2009 :: Comment

antalya visit has been very good thanks to my brother and his family. many thanks go to mehmet, my audiophile friend who recommended very good local restaurants and a great hammam. i had written a few days ago i would post more about antalya, after i absorb it (seeing my brother after all these years). well, i have not been able to absorb much yet. suffice it to say, that it was one of the most worthwhile trips i have ever taken in my life. amazing how our love continues to grow despite the distance and not seeing each other all these years.

last night in antalya: iranian disco night on a boat, shattering any (negative) pre-conceived notions of iranian social life.

antalya, turkey

August 19, 2009 :: Comment

today i flew to istanbul and then antalya, turkey. saw my brother after 30 years. met his wife, his 17 year old son, and 21 year old daughter for the first time. things we take for granted in our lives….and the blessings we can not count.

as soon as i absorb it all (or even partially), i write more.


August 19, 2009 :: Comment


August 19, 2009 :: Comment

hans kortenbach’s home & atelier

August 17, 2009 :: Tags: , :: 3 Comments

arrived in amsterdam at about 8 a.m. after checking in the hotel (grand hotel amrath amsterdam), and a long shower to wake me up, drove to hans kortenbach’s home – thanks to a very good dutch friend of mine. had a great visit with hans and his wife kikie. and ate lots of delicious food.

visiting hans kortenbach’s atelier where he makes his musical affairs speakers is eye opening. so much so that i seriously encourage anyone who is considering the purchase of a pair of musical affairs speakers to visit the musical affairs atelier. you see the equipment, some modern, some old fashioned. all clean. everything meticulously organized. hans can explain how he uses each piece of equipment, and you can see him in action. you will see how he passionately and lovingly works on each step of making his masterpieces. seeing is believing. in this case, hearing is believing too. hearing musical affairs’ beautiful sound.