"We were able to prove the effectiveness of the device under the most challenging of circumstances, and I feel that our work and investment in developing BOOMBOX
were proven beyond our greatest expectations."
"But with over 400 green spaces in the city, Boombox
Caerdydd is the perfect opportunity for the people of Cardiff to put the spotlight on the spaces that mean something to them - celebrating the places and people that put our legendary city on the map."
The music of BoomBox
went silent for a while when Randolph left the band.
Most directly, since the late '90s, he has intermittently produced a series of boomboxes
that cobble together vintage stereo equipment with elements of his larger projects to create totemic installations that double as working sound systems.
"We made a move to make Boombox
the public brand of the company," Little says.
In an era when listening to music in a social scene has been reduced to ear cans or the muffled sounds of an anemic Bluetooth speaker in small gatherings, it's hard to believe that at one point in history, boomboxes
ruled the musical and sound world.
The portraits have the feel of staged collaborations, where photographer and subject work together with props to express a personal identity and a situation: two boys with serious faces, decked out in Nike promotions and US flags, one with his foot on a boombox
and the other on a soccer ball; a couple in formal clothes at a table covered with a scarlet cloth sporting a Tanzanian slogan, sitting on the shore of Lake Tanganyika; a woman before a storm cloud looking thoughtfully into the future, as her daughter points to the camera and laughs.
Speaking from the Boombox
Studios, he told how his manager, songwriter John McLaughlin, has helped renew his passion for music.
Addressing the need to support aging technology with top-quality sound, AmpliVox Sound Systems, Northbrook, Ill., has introduced the SL1010 Boombox
($129) and SL1014 Listening Center/Boombox combination ($140).
For more retro shoppers, SDi has launched the iP4 Portable FM Stereo Boombox
Show your patriotic side with the Union Jack design, make a statement with the boombox
on wheels, or go totally over the top with the washing machine style.
co.uk, 08442 491001) Homeservice wireless radio PS39.95 (www.dotcomgiftshop.com, 020 8746 2473) Bush portable radio PS29.99 (www.argos.co.uk, 0845 640 2020) Roberts Revival DAB/FM radio in green PS148.49 (www.amazon.co.uk) Steepletone Brighton 1950s styled radio PS45 (www.pasttimes.com, 0845 450 9399) iHome iP4 Boombox
FM radio and iPod dock PS199.99 (www.firebox.com, 0844 922 1010) Sony XDRS16DBP DAB digital radio PS69 (www.asda.co.uk, 0800 952 3003) Mini radio and CD jukebox PS125 (www.pasttimes.com, 0845 450 9399) Red portable transistor clock radio PS49.95 (www.
THERE'S a new British girl band about to take us by storm - and they're being mentored by GERI HALLIWELL (above) VIDA, whose debut single Boombox
is released on August 17, are also managed by JLS singer ORTISE WILLIAMS.
Freeview DVD Projector, pounds 224.99, from www.firebox.com GO PRO [bar] With this cafe-style sandwich press, you can create Italian-inspired treats using fancy breads such as ciabatta and focaccia.
Logitech's Wireless Boombox
(not shown) is for you.