the Legendary
Helios Type 69
Mic Pre and EQ

Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and The Beatles all recorded legendary music with a Helios Console. We got our hands on two channels of the reissue Helios Type 69 mic pre and eq. Was the mojo all in the mic pre? We are going to give these beauties a test drive and let you know our results.
Helios Type69 Mic Pre and EQ

Estate Vineyards
Saratoga, California

Chi Diem Chau at Garrod Stables. Saratoga, California.
Chi Diem Chau with Jetta.
Saratoga, California.

On a perfect Sunday afternoon, our travels brought us to the Garrod Farms Stables for horseback riding through the Saratoga Foothills. For an hour, our horses (affectionately named Jetta and Lakota) walked and trotted their way through the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve, giving us breathtaking views of the Santa Clara Valley and San Francisco Bay. Soaring hawks, the silence of the wind against clapping hooves, and history lessons on the ways of the Ohlone Indians had us feeling in ancient times. Truly magical!

Connected to the Garrod Farms Stables is the Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards. The vineyard is certified organic and expertly uses sustainable winegrowing practices to create a truly world class wine. In the tasting room, all of our senses were schooled on the luscious differences of the various wines. These are some of the best wines in the world.

The wines are so amazing, even this joke became funny.

2014 Grammys
Pharrell Williams Hat
Albert Einstein Hair

I got MAD LOVE for Pharrell Williams. That’s my dude until my last breath. But that hat at the 2014 Grammy Awards? Whoa.
But hold on. Let’s dig a little deeper.
Pharrell explained “It’s a Vivienne Westwood Buffalo hat from when she was with Malcolm McLaren…It’s not vintage — I would’ve been really stylin’ if I had one from the ’80s.”
Who is Malcolm McLaren you ask? He was a British musician/artist famous in hip hop history for the smash “Buffalo Gals” in the 80’s. On Malcolm’s passing in 2010, Vogue Italia, proclaimed him, “The father of punk rock…We will all miss the irony of a genius of costume and entertainment. ”
Don’t be surprised when all the cool kids are rocking these Buffalo Hats. Remember Trucker Hats? It’s hard to question the fashion choices of Pharrell, so I won’t. I’m more concerned about what sounds and sights are in Pharrell’s head and less concerned about what’s on it. Kind of like Albert Einstein’s hair. Yes, I just compared Pharrell’s Buffalo hat to Albert Einstein’s hair!
Albert-Einstein Pharrell Book and Hat

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