I ordered some new speakers earlier this week.

Last weekend I went auditioning, and couldn’t find anything that was exactly what I wanted, but the AV123 rockets fit the bill with a less bright top end, and a little bit more punch for rock music.

Anyway I got the AV123 Rocket 760s:

Rocket 760

As well I got the RSC200 Center (Affectionately referred to as ‘Bigfoot’):


And the RSS300 Surrounds:


As you can imagine I am pretty excited and have been watching the tracking. Well today where do they end up! COUNCIL BLUFFS! If you are a huge Tim Kasher fan (Cursive/The Good Life) you would know that he lived near there and has referenced Council Bluffs in a few songs off of The Good Life’s Album of the Year:

Album Of The Year:

spring was popping daises
around rusted trucks and busted lawn chairs.
we moved into a studio in Council Bluffs
to save a couple of bucks.
where the mice came out at night.
neighbors were screaming all the time.
we’d make love in the afternoon
to chelsea girls and bachelor number 2.
i’d play for her some songs i wrote
she’d joke and say i’m shooting through the roof.
i’d say they’re all for you dear.


When you said you’d leave me…well, why haven’t you left me? What are we still doing here, so desperate for company? There’s a greyhound on Jackson Street, there’s an airport in Council Bluffs…hell, there’s a car in the driveway – fifty ways to get lost.

Two of my favorite songs on the album to boot! I figure that this is a good omen. I hope that Tim’s stuff sounds great on the new speakers!