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    Audiophile Style Podcast: Episode 8 | Music Photographer & Audiophile Charles Peterson Interview


    Episode 8 is up and being delivered to all the podcast platforms right now. In this episode I talk with famous music photographer, music lover, and audiophile Charles Peterson about some of his most iconic shots, including Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Johnny Cash to name a few, and his home audio systems. The show concludes with how to purchase Peterson's prints and a round of bonus questions where there are no wrong answers. 


    You can see more of Peterson's work at these links:






    Here are a few photos discussed on the show:


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    Listen via the embedded player below or subscribe on any platform.


    Podcast Setup.jpgAs much as I'd love to deliver this show to everyone in lossless high resolution audio, the podcast platforms only accept MP3. So, I record everything as lossless WAV files using a Neumann TLM 103 transformerless cardioid condenser microphone, then convert to 320 Kbps MP3 to give everyone the best quality currently possible. Given that I'm using a Merging Technologies Anubis analog to digital converter to record, I technically could do everything at DXD (384 kHz) or DSD256, but that's a bit over the top, even for me.


    A big thanks to David Chesky for allowing me to use the track East Harlem, from the album The Body Acoustic. The album can be purchased and downloaded at 24/96 from the Chesky Records site here


    All AS Podcast episodes can be found here, or you can find / subscribe on every podcast platform known to man. If I missed a platform some people use, just let me know. Here are links to the most popular platforms.




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    55 minutes ago, charlesphoto said:

    Thanks Chris! That was so much fun! I'll get the link out onto social today and post a few more pics here. I'm not super keen on listening to myself (who is?) so hopefully somebody else can chime in and tell me I didn't make a fool of myself! 


    Best, CP



    Thanks for spending so much time with me Charles!


    No need to listen to yourself, you were terrific. 

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    3 minutes ago, Danny Kaey said:


    Absolutely killer photos!!! 

    Tons of amazing and iconic photos. I just can't get over the Nirvana record release part for Nevermind. People literally close enough to sing in Kurt's microphone!

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    2 hours ago, JoshM said:

    As a young PJ fan, I bought and obsessively studied the Place/Date book. Thank you for your work. It’s hard to capture the feeling of music visually, but you do it.


    You're welcome. That was a fun book to do, though in the end I wish we could have made a few changes. But Eddie took seven months to give his feedback on the layout, which of course he did right before it had to go to pre-press. Damn rock stars! ;)

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    4 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

    Lance is an old buddy of mine - good for him! Funny story - when I was on tour with PJ in '96 a very excited fan came up to me after the show in Portugal and nervously asked me if I was Lance Mercer. Sorry, no, Charles Peterson I told him. He was like, ok, and walked away with a very disappointed look on his face...


    Perhaps they know I'm a long time customer of Hawthorne, the Naim and used gear dealer that were up the street from them for decades when Definitive still had a showroom Seattle... ;)

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    Saw PJ at the ACL Musicfest in 2009...now known as the "Mud Year"....15 inches (or so) of rain over 24 hours caused the base soil to ooze up through the grass at Zilker Park...Dillo Dirt FTW!!  (Dillo Dirt is sterilized wastewater solids that is used for base dirt).  That was a magical year: Them Crooked Vultures, The Dead Weather, and closed by PJ in front of 80,000 standing ankle deep in the mud.  PJ put on a great show. 


    @charlesphoto any pictures from this show would be great!


    They returned and closed Sunday night again in 2013 but this show was a bit lame...Eddie had a bit too much wine (i think two bottles of wine on stage) and forgot lyrics, etc...Thank goodness for Mike McCrary.  Did not help that Eminem closed Saturday night...I am not one for that brand of music but that was the most exciting, electric show I have seen in my many years at ACL.


    I did see Eddie at Bass Music Hall during his Ukulele tour.  Show was opened by Glen Hansard.  That was an entertaining evening...regardless of the stone A$$hole who kept yelling out.

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