Friday, August 15, 2014

Frank Sintra

From the Ralph Rumpelton Collection of Fine Art.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

How Paul McCartney Really Died


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Akward Moment

I went to the library yesterday. I’m wearing a Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” tee-shirt. This guy comes walking toward me wearing a  John Lennon tee-shirt. Lennon with the long hair and beard. Do I say something to him like, “nice shirt.” Or say, “his post Beatle career sucked.” Maybe nod to him to acknowledged his shirt.
Nope, I did none of the above. I just kept walking.

Food Discount Cards

Pathmark and Waldbaums did away with their discount cards. Now you get savings without the card.
I have mixed feelings about this. Good thing is I don’t have to carry around the cards anymore. Bad thing is everybody will get the discount now. I used to feel special when I had the card. If the person in front of me didn’t have the card, they would par full price. I’d be thinking “sucker.” While they were bagging they stuff and I was paying, the cashier would say, “do you have your card.” Give her my card, she would swipe it and say, you saved $11.50.” I’d be thinking, that idiot paid full price and I saved money. Now that satisfaction is gone. We’re all equal.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Vintage Stereo Equipment

I just joined a Vintage Stereo Equipment group on Facebook and I went searching online to see if I could find my first real setup. Found them all except the turntable, and that’s because I don’t remember what kind I had.
Pioneer 424 receiver. A big 12 watts per channel. This baby really pumped out the power.
Acosti Phase Monitor Speakers Phase 1. For the money, these speakers were excellent. They were made by a small company in Vermont. I bought all this stuff from Crazy Eddie. I just found out that they were the main distributors of these speakers. 6 inch woofer and 1 inch dome tweeter. I think they might have been one of the first to have the dome tweeter.
Akai CS-702D tape deck. To tape with Dolby or without? That is the question.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Crying Soccer Fans

I’ve been watching the World Cup. Never seen so many crying players and fans in my life. Look, half the teams that play lose. If your team loses, there’s no need to turn on the waterworks.  I bet most of these crying fans are the one that shove it in your face when their team wins. You lost, deal with it. It’s not the end of the world. Mickey Mantle don’t pay your rent.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Ralph Rumpelton Oil On Canvas Painting

An original Ralph Rumpelton oil on canvas painting. Part of "On The Road To Bora Bora" series.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Jazz Musicians

Got this from Stereophile magazine.

Friday, June 20, 2014


From the Ralph Rumpelton Collection Of Fine Art.