Author Topic: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit  (Read 2591 times)

Offline Larry

Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« on: January 31, 2019, 02:23:48 PM »
The more I hang around this forum, the more I see that there are many people while being audiophiles (and associated hobbies) they'often have another hobby or interest that they're equally or sometimes more crazy about.   :goofy:

Lets learn a little more about fellow forumites...  ;D

I'll start:

Right, so the other thing I'm nuts about is wine, I love the complexity, variety, art and expression of wine.  So much so that I spend far to much on it, and tend to drink it and not keep it.  I keep record of what I drink, I write a description of every wine, and compare notes on new vintages  :shh:

You know how you get blank stares from people when you talk about audio, gear, sound stage, detail, tweeters, drivers etc....?

I also get that when I talk about wine..... :tongue:

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Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 03:24:51 PM »
Bikes.

Dirt bikes, Superbikes, Dual purpose bikes even touring bikes.

Just not cruisers - I'm not old enough for them yet! And certainly not a Hardley :cr@p:  :puke:

It's a passion I share with my son, whereas hi-fi is a passion I share with my daughter. Yet the love of music is shared with both of them!

I can talk bikes with more authority than hi-fi gear, probably because I've owned/ridden/built/maintained bikes for a lot longer.

I completely understand those blank stares you're talking about too - with bikes I most often get the "I could never have a bike, I'd kill myself on one" BS statement along with the blank stare.

I printed some T-Shirts with a "road map" of the "22" & text "22km of Pure Ecstasy" on the back, and text on the front "The 22. Not for pissies", only given to those who had joined the insane & done Woodsman to Kiepersol turn off & back & back in under 15 minutes.

*edit* - found it. A mate took a video of the '22 some years back. Gazza is fast as f*ck - Steve had the camera & is even quicker....: https://youtu.be/wqj72OHuIFs

We did the same for Long Tom Pass a few years back. Enter more blank stares!  :facepalm:
« Last Edit: January 31, 2019, 03:34:49 PM by Trompie67 »
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Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 03:36:59 PM »
Whisky, Whiskey and Fortnite
In the word : Scent, is it the S or the C that is silent?

Offline Larry

Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 03:41:17 PM »
Love, love, love bikes.

I describe bikes as having been my first love, and I like them Japanese or Italian.

For various reasons I won't go into, I no longer ride them, but when I hear bikes the hair on the back of my neck rises and my heartbeat still picks up!


Offline Larry

Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 03:42:27 PM »
Whisky, Whiskey and Fortnite

Love whiskey too, but not like I love wine....

Me and Fortnite, we didn't get on!  ;D

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Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 03:53:23 PM »
As per Trompie.  .........And as per Larry. - even more so.

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Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 04:20:12 PM »
Splatterpunk novels

Splatterpunk was a movement within horror fiction in the 1980s, distinguished by its graphic, often gory, depiction of violence, countercultural alignment and "hyperintensive horror with no limits. The term was coined in 1986 by David J. Schow at the Twelfth World Fantasy Convention in Providence, Rhode Island. Splatterpunk is regarded as a revolt against the "traditional, meekly suggestive horror story". Splatterpunk has been defined as a "literary genre characterised by graphically described scenes of an extremely gory nature."

Edward Lee is a favourite, Richard Laymon, Matt Shaw, Clive Barker, Richard Matheson, Brian Keene, The Barns Brothers are all high on the list

Horror movies

Watched 1000's of them. The Event Horizon is a favourite. The Exorcist, I Spit on your Grave, Martyrs, A Serbian Film, Hostel, The Human Centipede, The Ring, The Devils Rejects, The Collection, IT, Raw, ABCs of Death are all high on the list.
Favourite movie ever still remains Se7en although it is not horror.
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Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 04:26:36 PM »
... Harleys....

 :giggle:

And dogs.
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Offline Mongoose

Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2019, 04:28:38 PM »
My son

My wife, she has things to offer that no amount of music can offer  :EGrin:

Bubbles aka Poepsie! The stray I picked up last year

Woodworking - World of Warcraft

Fortnite! Didnt work for me either

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Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 04:37:11 PM »
Books , F1 , Books , F1 ,

Try to do at least 1 to 2 races every year.

The social calendar for the F1 season revolves around the time of the races.

" Life is too short for mediocre sound"

Offline legro

Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 05:08:10 PM »
Bikes.

https://youtu.be/wqj72OHuIFs


Ok, just back from putting on some fresh underpants. Fcuuuuk.. :faint:

Although I did notice one or two road laws being broken ;D.

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Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 05:26:26 PM »
Not as crazy as, but:  Computers. Books/reading.  Travelling.  Genealogy
Music is the shorthand of emotion

Offline Curlycat

Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2019, 05:29:52 PM »
CARS

All of them, the classics, the oldies, American muscle, Italian supercars, EV's, 4x4's and Motorhomes. All of it.

Online Jason Willemse

Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2019, 05:41:06 PM »
As per Trompie.  .........And as per Larry. - even more so.
As per Trompie, as per Larry and now Katji. Bikes... many, many of them. I too no longer ride, but have no doubt they will return to my life sooner or later. It was something I needed to let go of for a while in order to focus my attention on other things.

Hard to pick my favorites, but two standouts were a little Italian and German masterpiece.



Bike touring saw the need for us to have 4x4 support vehicles for the really remote stuff, which became another passion that I still enjoy very much.





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Offline Larry

Re: Things you're More Crazy About than Music and Audio Kit
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2019, 05:52:11 PM »
Splatterpunk novels
Horror movies

Watched 1000's of them. The Event Horizon is a favourite.

Never would've guessed on the Splatterpunk!

Event Horizon is epic, I'm not one for horror, but definitely SciFi