A Look Back At Air’s ‘Talkie Walkie’ Ten Years Later (Recap)

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For years people have been telling me that relations, love and happiness are the crucial things in life…Nowadays I realise that I can take or leave all that as long as I have this two way radio antenna booster in the world.

two way radio janesville mnOn Tuesday A Look Back At Air’s ‘Talkie Walkie’ Ten Years Later was a top story. Here is the recap: (Radio.com) Radio.com takes a special look back at Air’s 2004 full-length Talkie Walkie which turned 10 this month, and will be the focus of a special anniversary reissue package due later this year.
When the band Air emerged from Versailles, France, in 1998 with their debut album Moon Safari, the group’s dreamy sound swept over the music world like a cool summer breeze. From the opening instrumental, “La Femme d’Argent,” to the album’s appropriately cheeky left field hit, “Sexy Boy,” the duo’s mlange of lounge-intensive ’60s sounds with the whimsy of fellow countryman Serge Gainsbourg was an immediate hit in hip, dimly-lit bedrooms around the world.

Following Moon Safari, Air released the highly successful film score for Sofia Coppola’s gauzy 1999 movie, The Virgin Suicides. The duo’s upward trajectory stalled a bit with the release of the experimental 10,000 Hz Legend (2001). Heavy with Daft Punk-like vocoder and a dizzying variety of sounds, the relatively muted response to the record gave the duo a renewed sense of purpose when approaching its’ follow-up full-length.

“We were kind of pretentious going into 10,000 Hz Legend,” admitted Air’s Nicolas Godin during a recent phone call from France to discuss Walkie Talkie, now 10 years old (it was released on Jan. 27, 2004). “We were kind of full of ourselves after Moon Safari, so there was a lot of ambition on [10,000 Hz Legend]. I think we tried too hard with it. So for Talkie Walkie, we didn’t have any expectations or particular ambitions. It was just JB and I, no collaborators,” he said in regards to the band’s other half, Jean-Benoit Dunckel. “We just wanted to make something simple.”

Over the course of two interviews, both Godin and Dunckel looked back on Talkie Walkie with palpable fondness, placing it high in their personal rankings of the band’s discography. They answered questions honestly and frankly, particularly Dunckel, whose personal recollections of the time bordered on the TMI (more on that later).

Both members agree that Air is taking 2014 off to work on individual projects, including the first solo release from Godin (“all I can say is that it sounds nothing at all like anything I’ve ever done”) and Dunckel releasing the second album by Tomorrow’s World, a collaboration with vocalist Lou Hayter) but plan to reconvene for a new Air album and tour in 2015. In the meantime, they’re sifting through outtakes and live tracks from the era for a special 10th anniversary Talkie Walkie reissue.

Read more at http://www.antimusic.com/news/14/January/ts28A_Look_Back_At_Airs_Talkie_Walkie_Ten_Years_Later.shtml#uFLOo8uWPsyeDgOh.99

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The Two way radios With The Best Features

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Some of the trained writers on the internet are at such a top level that i ponder if any of them have ever printed a book? well every now and then i like to focus on these outstanding content pieces and here’s one i thought was fascinating the other day.

For two way radio lovers, there are some really amazing and sleek devices on the market today that will fulfill your ever wish and want. If you are in need of two way radios for sport or recreation or for business or play, the Uniden GMR1235-2 2-Way 12 Mile 2 Pack GMRS/FRS Radios are exactly what you need and some of the bestselling and most popular radios on the market today.

Including two radios in the package and having twenty two channels to choose from, the channel scan/monitor will be a highly useful thing for someone in need of this device. As there are over twenty channels, this can be a great tool for people in businesses where it is important to communicate with a variety of places. For example, if you are the head of a construction company, this will be a great way to be able to contact various road crews and departments that are in need of communication.

With a 12 mile radius, you can effectively reach someone twelve miles away and be heard clearly and crisply. Sounding a roger beep, you can contact people and be contacted in a way that is easy. The Uniden GMR 1234-2 radios are compact in size and so they can easily fit in your pocket or fanny pack or satchel with ease, just like a phone would. Weighing about one bound and eight by nine inches in width and height, this will be a convenient device to carry with you and transport.

Light in weight and bearing an LCD display, these devices will be excellent for you to use as you are on the go and need to communicate with people up to sixty three thousand feet away from you. Take them with you on a camping trip or some other kind of hiking expedition and be secure that you will be able to reach your fellow peers with ease and assurance. With its battery life of up to twenty hours, this product will assure you quality talk time without the pressing need to charge it repeatedly.

Another excellent bestselling two-way radio is the Motorola MR350 35-mile range 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way radio pair. This pair of Walkie Talkies has an exceptional 35 mile range and sports 22 channels, as well, each of them bearing 121 privacy codes for superior interference protection. This is perfect for policemen or security guards that do not want their personal conversations and communication hacked in on by would be criminals or assailants. For professional use, these cannot be beat with the iVOX hands free communication without any need for headphones or anything as it has speakers that you can both hear and speak into.

Also, it includes eleven weather channels along with alert features so if you are hiking or camping you will be able to tune in to the forecast and be forewarned before anything dangerous occurs. Finally, it includes VibraCall, a very helpful vibration alert as well as twenty different call tones. With its 2.3 inch width and 1.4 inch height and.23 pounds of weight, it is easy to carry around and will fit in your pocket with ease and efficiency.