Pete Seeger would have turned 100 today. Few figures in American history have lived as influential and deeply radical lives as he did. Let’s celebrate him today.
The songs he wrote, including the antiwar tunes, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” “If I Had a Hammer” and “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and those he has popularized, including “This Land Is Your Land” and “We Shall Overcome,” have been recorded by hundreds of artists in many languages and have become global anthems for people fighting for freedom. He introduced Americans to songs from other cultures, like “Wimoweh” (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”) from South Africa, “Tzena, Tzena” from Israel (which reached number two on the pop charts), and “Guantanamera” from Cuba, inspiring what is now called “world music.”
The origin of the phrase “folk process” has been attributed to musician Pete Seeger.
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China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced
the race is on … Smart Chinese vs. Stupid Americans https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612997/the-crispr-twins-had-their-brains-altered/
Now, new research shows that the same alteration introduced into the girls’ DNA, deletion of a gene called CCR5, not only makes mice smarter but also improves human brain recovery after stroke, and could be linked to greater success in school.
$225 for 25,000 followers, or about a penny each. As advertised, the first 10,000 or so looked like real people. They had pictures and full names, hometowns and often authentic-seeming biographies.
Buying Bots vs. Spot a Devumi Bot
Twitter forbids selling or buying followers or retweets, and Devumi promises customers absolute discretion.
Should you bother to get that Ph.D or Masters?
The Academic World is Now a Disaster
@HeerJeet “This is a straight up articulation of the theory of Judeo–Bolshevism, the ideological pillar of Nazi anti-Semitism and the warrant for the Holocaust. On the most popular cable network which is de facto state media. Many people will ignore this or refuse to call it by its name.
White Supremacists, You Won’t Like Your DNA Results cause you know your superior.
Stephen Makes Condemning Nazis Look Easy (Because It Is) Charlottesville, VA
Other words such as dude also emerged in the Five Points, said Cassidy.
Dud in old Irish, appearing in the Irish-English dictionary by Father Patrick Dineen published in 1927, means “dolt, a numbskull, a rubbernecker; a mopish, shy, foolish-looking fellow”, he said. In the Five Points, says Cassidy, richer classes would come for the booze and the girls, and the working-class Irish used to look at them with their monocles and top hats and derogatorily called them “dud”.
1888 Evander Berry Wall a New York Socialite was dubbed
“King of the Dudes.”
New York American newspaper “Battle of the Dudes”. The New York Journal-American was a daily newspaper published in New York City from 1937 to 1966.
This version of the word is still in occasional use in American slang, as in the phrase “all duded up” for getting dressed in fancy clothes.
He inherited $2 million before the age of 22. He went bankrupt in 1899 and declared that “New York had become fit only for businessmen” and left for Paris in 1912. He used bespoke shirtmaker Charvet, where Wall had his signature “spread eagle” collar shirts and cravats custom-made for himself and his dog. Wall always dined at the Ritz with his dog, whose collars and ties were made by Charvet in the same style and fabric as his master’s. When he died, he left only $12,608, having “squandered nearly every cent on pleasure.”
The best-dressed American in Europe, the King of the Dudes. He was reported to possess 285 pairs of pants, 5,000 custom-tailored neckties. It was rumored that he changed his ties six times a day. His conduct was motivated by a great principle: find out what suits you and always wear it. Berry Wall usually wore capes and coats of horse-blanket plaid, high horse-collars cinched with lush Ascot cravats.
Donald Trump advisor/confidante Roger J Stone Jr with wife Nydia at the Inauguration. #Dandy #Style Roger Stone is primarily known as a political consultant, but he also serves as the men’s fashion correspondent for the Daily Caller. #1 DUDE The Dapper Don
DUDE Trump’s money came from his grandfather another DUDE WHO owned a general store and whore house.
Donald Trump’s money originally came from his grandfather Friedrich Trump a German immigrant, who ran a whore house /restaurant – bar, in British Columbia.
Buried in a ghost town in Canada’s subarctic are the roots of the family fortune that paved Donald Trump’s path to prominence.
Guthrie reworked his signature Dust Bowl ballad “I Ain’t Got No Home” into a blistering broadside against his landlord: BEACH HAVEN AIN’T MY HOME (aka. “Old Man Trump”) Words by Woody Guthrie
Nov. 8 election that Eric had asked if American Hat Co. could make a custom hat for his father. Soon after, the manufacturer was at work getting measurements ready as well as the materials befitting the president of the United States.
“It morphed into now we’re making hats for Eric, for Don Jr. and for Mike Pence as well,” Mundee said.
Mundee said the Trump family requested a light-colored hat versus black, so the manufacturer went with a silverish tone. The material is a mixture of beaver belly fur and mink, making the hat soft as silk. The crown, or top of the hat, is done in a cattleman’s style. He said this specific style of hat is widely known as the finest in the cowboy market.
And it’s not just the material that American Hat Co. uses that puts their stamp on the product. It’s also the gold foil stamp on the inside band that also illustrates its quality, as well as the Keith Maddox mark of “KM” on the brim of the hat. The hat retails for about $2,800.
You think we humans are so smart because #STEM or #STEAM ?
World Class Drummer Yacub Addy from Ghana.
Composer, choreographer, and educator, the 73-year-old Addy is the senior player in a well-known drumming family from Accra, Ghana. In 1957, the year of Ghana’s independence, Addy organized and led the first public stage performance of traditional Ghanaian music and dance in Accra. Over the last 40 years, his music has spread across the world.
HEY! ever wonder how we did it WITHOUT a typing, a newspaper, a phone ???
World Class Drummer Yacub Addy from Ghana.
NEWS FLASH: We are not as smart as we used to be before technology allowed us to forget!
World Class Drummer Yacub Addy from Ghana.
We used to know how to get messages out to our neighbors using the talking drum.
World Class Drummer Yacub Addy is from Ghana. His grandson tod me that his his grandfather Yacub was a little boy when his family needed performers for a ceremony where they lived in Ghana. Up until that time the family hired drummers to come over and do the job. Something happened and the drummers could not come, they couldn’t make it. So Yacub and his Brothers thought they could manage and do the drumming for themselves and did. That is how the Addy family tradition got started.
Yacub moved to the USA. He also brought his brothers. They played and as time went on became known as the Best Drummers In The World.
Origin and Evolution of Music, Words, and Language. The evolutionary function of music is language. Music is Language AND Language is Music. Interdisciplinary Connections between Language, Music, Evolution, and Reading
Their unusual whistled speech may reveal what humanity’s first words sounded like.
Make Cootie Catchers, Games, Music Games, Memory Certificates, Saying Goodbye to Teacher, Memory Video Project, Collect Children’s songs games chants, Preschool graduation Party, (BEFORE CHATBOTs) produce a chatterbox, fortune teller, You May Also Connect Autograph Books to the National Standards: FINE ARTS: Visual Arts GRADES K – 12 Understanding the Visual Arts In Relation to History and Cultures.
The Cootie Catcher Game
cite: Educational CyberPlayGround, Inc.
Title: K12 END-OF-YEAR ACTIVITIES K12 end of the year activities that combine fun and learning. Find great ideas for the LAST DAYS OF SCHOOL AND THROUGH THE SUMMER
#LICE CATCHERS #LOUSE CATCHERS #COOTIE CATCHERS FORTUNE TELLERS OR COOTIE CATCHERS The history of those folded paper finger manipulated toys.
“Sue Samuelson traces the origin of cooties to the earliest use of cootie,” meaning body louse, as 1917.
Fortune tellers: Opies’ Lore and Language of School children
We all know “no more pencils no more books no more students dirty looks” but do you know when they first appeared?
HOW TO MAKE A COOTIE CATCHER!
HOW TO PLAY WITH A COOTIE CATHER FORTUNE TELLER
MAKING AN AUTOGRAPH BOOK
Autograph books are a significant piece of Americana, recollecting the times, but they have been given little attention in the body of folklore.
25 JUMBO INDEX CARD, RIBBON, HOLE PUNCHER
You May Also Connect Autograph Books to the Core Standards:
FINE ARTS: Visual Arts GRADES K – 12
Understanding the Visual Arts In Relation to History and Cultures
LANGUAGE ARTS: English GRADES K – 12 Reading for Perspective Communication Skills Applying Knowledge
Autograph books are a significant piece of Americana, recollecting the times, but they have been given little attention in the body of folklore. Such books have a history, possibly continuing the German tradition of writing sentiments of affection in family keepsake albums and of friendship in school notebooks.
Try this on in a yearbook or someone’s autograph book:
If you think you are in love,
And there is still some question,
Don’t worry much about it.
It may be indigestion.
End of the School Year ACTIVITIES
LINK TO YOUR SCHOOL CLASSROOM STEM COOTIE CATCHER VIDEO
When even the women’s request to keep their uniforms as the only mementos of their services was denied — among other indignities — Lady Gertrude Denman, who had led the Women’s Land Army through two world wars, resigned in disgust. “Blow, blow, thou winter wind,” wrote contributors to Land Girl Magazine, “thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude.”
Left Hemisphere and the Right Hemisphere of the Brain
When you are by yourself this is what you have on your own.
These are the “we” inside of “me” which would you choose? Which do you choose? and when?
Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.
The more you use your right hemisphere the more peace you will project into the world and the more peaceful our planet will be. And that is an idea worth spreading.
Adults can can help the right brain hemisphere get strong and work well in children.
How to help keep children from getting angry? How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger.
Moms mention one golden rule: Don’t shout or yell at small children.
The culture views scolding — or even speaking to children in an angry voice — as inappropriate. Parents who control their own anger are helping their children learn to do the same. The Inuit’s no-yelling policy is the secret of raising kids that internalized discipline for themselves.
How The Inuit Teach Kids Not To Get Angry How To Discipline Your Kids Without Yelling
The PURPOSE OF THE STORY NOT JUST THE STORYTELLING ITSELF HAS TO FOCUS ON EXPLAINING SOMETHING THAT IS UPSETTING FOR THE CHILD. FIGURING THAT OUT — SPEAKING TO THAT THING – THAT IS WHAT MAKES CHILDREN CALMER.
Briggs quickly realized something remarkable was going on in these families: The adults had an extraordinary ability to control their anger.
“They never acted in anger toward me, although they were angry with me an awful lot,” Briggs told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview.
Even just showing a smidgen of frustration or irritation was considered weak and childlike, Briggs observed. By contrast, Briggs seemed like a wild child, even though she was trying very hard to control her anger. “My ways were so much cruder, less considerate and more impulsive,” she told the CBC. “[I was] often impulsive in an antisocial sort of way. I would sulk or I would snap or I would do something that they never did.”
Using #oralStories passed down from one generation of Inuit to the next, designed to sculpt kids’ behaviors in the moment. Sometimes even save their lives.
1) Teach kids to stay away from the ocean, where they could easily drown Instead of yelling, “Don’t go near the water!” Inuit parents take a pre-emptive approach and tell kids a special story that will explain the consequence of getting lost and separated from the family. The story is about what’s inside the water.
“It’s the sea monster,” Jaw says, with a giant pouch on its back just for little kids. “If a child walks too close to the water, the monster will put you in his pouch, drag you down to the ocean and adopt you out to another family,” Jaw says.
2) Not listening to Parents story ear inspections because too much ear wax
3) Don’t ask before taking food, long fingers could reach out and grab you
There is no scolding, no punishment, no time outs, instead the parents waited for a calm peaceful moment and begin to
TELL A STORY -PARENT’S PUT ON A PLAY – A LITTLE DRAMA
The Parent would reenact the child having a tantrum including the consequences of their behavior.
During the Drama the parent always had a playful fun tone. And the drama typically started by trying to provoke the child . Now the child has to think……. what should i do? Should I hit Mom? so if they do take the rock and hits Mama she reenacts the consequences and keep the kid thinking …. did the child want to hurt mom? did they want to hurt mom’s feelings?
Parent’s keep putting on these little plays until the child understands and learns why not to hit.
Plays – are the little dramas parents use to teach kids to keep their cool, to be strong mentally and emotionally. Not to react and be provoked easily. Kids get practice internalizing control over their anger because once you’re angry it’s hard to stop.
THE OPPOSITE OF A CALM, SECURE, CULTURE IS CAUSED BY THE RADICAL RIGHT WING MEDIA STORY TELLERS
Fox News: Radical Right Wing Media divided the country.
Roger Ails Fake News Propaganda Fair and Balanced, if you tell a lie big enough people will believe it.
HATE EXPERTS #FOXNEWS 14:18 Right Wing Conspiracy started with Goldwaters loss to Johnson in 1964 beginning with “alternative facts” complaint which snowballed into Fake News.
1970 Roger Ailes at 27 years old was hired to package Nixon with Fair and Balanced GOP Friendly News as a propaganda strategy – do their thinking for them and the blue print for Fox News.
1971 Memo from Powel Heritage foundation planned free market ideology attack on the free enterprise system.
Fairness Doctrine — Power of Media / Roger Ailes Limbaugh Story Teller
The consequences of mass media #OralStories #FoxRadio Brain Washing, #Propaganda, #FoxNews.
Do Republicans want to you angry? Do they want you to hurt others?
Fox News / Rush Limbaugh national right wing radio unofficial leader of the republican party to enilate the truth so you don’t know what to believe. Expert Propaganda Story Tellers exist to make you angry.
Murdock, Limbaugh created 2 hemispheres mainstream corporate media, and 97% of talk radio is far right wing because they sell fear and anger!
Master language experst frame issues
What scares people the most “alt right” “obama care” “the death tax” “entitlements” the working class don’t understand they have been manipulated.
Corporate Media doesn’t combat the lies the right wing puts out daily.
It never stops it is always engaging your left hemisphere, that is how brain washing works. Turn off the 24/7/365 “news” you have a better chance of cooling down and getting more control over yourself.
The beginning of cloud based music streaming technology starts in 1899.
There is Nothing new under the sun, so if you were born after 1985 this may sound like fossil hunting, however this really happened!
Swing Hostess is a comedy that shows a fictional company named Jukebox Emporium Company using the real technology – serving music from vinyl records through the telephone wire that allowed Jukebox users to hear the requested songs.
Watch Swing Hostess 1944 Comedy
Lots of sexist, nasty comments about “those kind of women”
► 33:38 Jukebox User Request to the operator:
How About the Cook Stove Special?
Yeah, you know Home on the Range. 🙂
► 14:00 The Job Training explains the “File” system
In the beginning of Wired Music technology, you ordered your song to play by telephone. The company service had a central office with operators who loaded disks onto record players. It only served a limited area of office buildings and other businesses. The bandwidth of the premium phone lines was better than a standard phone line (300-3000 Hz), but still not exactly “hi-fi”, but for 78 records it was good enough.
► 34:00 Get the marines! we’ve got a war to wage.
► 34:24 The company phone operator receives a phone call from the Juke Box “User” who has paid .25¢, .10¢, or .05¢ cents to hear the vinyl record spin the requested song through the telephone wire to the customer/user who paid to hear it.
► From vinyl records, cassettes, CDs, Napster files, mp3, mp4, wav etc, ipod players, cell phones to Streaming companies where it is no longer necessary to own the file.
Now we pay $10.00 monthly for all you can eat modern cloud based streamingtech companies when a user can choose from millions of files.
The Shyvers Multiphone, released in 1939 by Kenneth C. Shyvers, was an early model of a coin-operated phonograph (also known as a jukebox). It allowed patrons at restaurants, cafes and bars to play music at their table, and worked through telephone lines. The user inserted the necessary amount of coins, and was connected to a team of all-female disc jockeys in Seattle, who manually put on the selected song on a phonograph, playing the music through the telephone connection. At the height of the product’s popularity, the 8,000 Multiphones were used in various establishments primarily on the west coast. – Shyvers’ 1947 patent for his music box design – Development of Telephone Line Broadcasting Systems -A Centralized Music Library
The Multiphone was a music selection device that operated over telephone lines mostly in Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, Washington from 1939 to 1959.
It was created by Kenneth and Lois Shyvers of the Seattle, Washington area. This man also invented the pinball machine. The Multiphone is a version of a jukebox wall box.
These units were typically placed on tables, counters or bars. A patron could deposit a coin and speak with a telephone operator standing at a turntable at the Central Music studio, who would then play a selection in the speaker at the bottom of the Multiphone. These units became popular because they had a record range of 170 whereas jukeboxes only had a record range of 20-48.
How it worked
These units sat on tables, counters, and bars. The system required two leased telephone lines, one for the multiphone, one for the loudspeakers on the wall that were connected to the record playing station. First you would select from the 170 choices of tunes, drop the correct amount of dimes in the coin slot at the top of the machine, for your selections. The two lights in the middle of the unit would then light up, and thru one of the leased telephone lines the disc jockey would be alerted and then they would talk direct to you thru the speaker in the top of the unit to find out your choices. You would give the numbered choices, they would then be played, with the sound coming thru the four inch speaker in the bottom of the unit. These units became popular because they had a record range of 170 whereas jukeboxes only had 20-24. The jukebox was remodeled to play 180 45 rpm records and the multiphone could not compete and went out of business in 1959. This unit is buffed cast aluminum and has been rewired to plug in and see the lights work. There is also speaker wire attached to hook up to your unit if so desired. The condition is excellent for its age. All original except the cord, no dents, no rust and no pitting. … Empire State Building Shyvers Jukebox Selector Pic
played an important role in the evolution of the jukebox, an invention that grew to become a staple of its time and is still often used in cafes and restaurants to recreate the temporality of the mid 20th century. The first recorded coin operated phonograph was presented in 1889, in a public demonstration at the Palais Royal Restaurant in San Francisco on November 23, 1889.
Louis T. Glass, the operator of this initial model, is credited as “the father of the concept.” Before delving into the phonograph world, Glass worked as a telegraph operator at Western Union, but then left the company with the advent of the telephone, investing in various telephone companies in Oakland and San Francisco. He eventually became the general manager of the Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph Co. After his successful investments, he then partnered with businessman William S. Arnold to further develop the coin-operated phonograph.
Though Glass is considered to be the “father” of the jukebox, he and Arnold only filed a patent for the “Coin Actuated Attachment for Phonographs,” not a completely functional coin-operated phonograph in 1889.
The people of the 1930s and 1940s had coin-operated music players.
The Multiphone and jukeboxes created a new “social practice” of listening to the same music together as media scholar Jose van Dijck says in his article
“Record and Hold: Popular Music between personal and Collective memory.”
According to Dijck, a listener’s memory of music cannot be removed from the context in which it was experienced. For the people during the age of the Multiphone and jukeboxes, the conversations at bars and diners about selecting a song to play made a special place in listeners’ minds. More importantly, this very practice of going to a public place to listen to music is the effect of the technology’s power to create new rituals and thinking as media scholar, Marshall McLuhan discusses in his pivotal work, “The Medium Is The Message.”
2019 The Music Modernization Act passes
Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ruled to increase royalty payments to songwriters and music publishers from music streaming companies by nearly 44 percent, the biggest rate increase granted in CRB history. These rates will go into effect for interactive streaming and limited download services like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Spotify for the years 2018-2022, and will transform how songwriters are paid by these interactive streaming services.
This was a hearing pitting songwriters and music publishers against five technology companies, including three of the largest companies in the world (Apple, Amazon and Google), which sought to reduce the already low rate of royalties that they pay to songwriters for the use of their music on their streaming services. [monopolies vs. antitrust law]
Even though the songwriters were looking for a per-stream rate, that they did not get, the digital services were fighting to reduce rates, so it is still a victory for them. Streamlined rate terms replace calculations with a simplified formula based on the “greater of” concept. This, under previous conditions, may have involved dozens of computations involving different offerings has been reduced to two variables. Originally, songwriters asked the CRB to grant the greater of 15 cents per 100 streams or $1.06 per user per month, but they did gain ground. Over the last decade, since the beginning of music streaming, writer royalties had been strictly based on a percentage of each streaming service’s revenue, putting them at the mercy of subjective corporate decision-making.
► Broadcasts are considered a public performance, and garner a higher performance license rate. For instance, Rodney Jerkins illustrated the discrepancy in September at the Recording Academy’s District Advocacy Day in Los Angeles by sharing an accounting statement for “As Long As You Love Me,” a top 10 hit for Justin Bieber in 2012. By 2013, Jerkins’ stake in the song generated $146,000 in performance royalties, while streaming revenue from the same period garnered $278 for 38 million Pandora plays and $218 for 34 million YouTube streams.
1) For the next five years (from 2018 – 2022) the per-stream royalty rate for mechanical royalties will increase incrementally from the current 10.5% of Gross revenue to 15.1% of Gross revenue. For example, in the current model, if a music service made $100 in Gross Revenue, then 10.5% of $100 is the pot of money being paid for all the compositions, an amount of $10.50. If there are 100 streams in that one month, the service divides $10.50 by 100 streams to get a per stream rate of $0.105 per stream Under the new model, by 2022, the 10.5% will increase to 15.1%. Doing the same calculation means each stream is now worth $0.151 per stream, an increase of about 40%.
2) If the music services pay the royalties late, they will be charged a late fee.
3) If a record label negotiates a higher rate with Spotify for the recording (as there is no government regulation or rate for recordings), then the royalty rate for the composition can also increase, but with a limit. For example, if a record label gets 70% of Gross Revenue, then the amount being paid for the composition could theoretically increase to above 15.1%.
HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?
The Telephone Line Music Systems were an interesting but short-lived feature in the history of the jukebox.
► 2019 The CRB mandated 15.1% rate, phasing in over the next five years, is one of the highest rates in the world and is now a rate that must be met under the law.
2019 ARSC CONFERENCE The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)
53rd annual ARSC Conference, May 8-11, 2019, in Portland, Oregon.
The conference programs will take place at the Benson Hotel, an historic hotel located within walking distance of shopping, dining, and entertainment in the Pearl District, Pioneer Square, and downtown Portland. It is within striking distance of several of the city’s many record stores and Powell’s City of Books. Museums include the Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Society, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
The pre-conference workshop, “All Things Digital: Digital Audio Workstation Basics,” will be held on May 8, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at the Crystal Ballroom, in the Benson Hotel.
A block of rooms has been reserved at special rates for ARSC conference attendees. ARSC’s contracted dates extend from May 7-11. Additionally, the group rate will be honored three days before and three days after, based on availability. The deadline for reservations at the group rate is April 12. After that date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis at the prevailing rate.
Register early and save! In order to receive the early registration discount, you must register for the conference by April 19. Registration options are available for members and non-members. A special fee waiver program is available for student members. Online registration is now available at:
ARSC is dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings — in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. Reflecting this broad mission, the upcoming conference offers talks and sessions that will appeal to both professionals and collectors.
Presenters include representatives from archives across North America and Europe, as well as record collectors, dealers, audio engineers and producers, academics, historians, and musicians.
This year’s plenary sessions are:
► The Music Modernization Act and You
Discogs — Collaboration and Crowdsourcing in the 21st Century
Presentations and session topics include:
The Fabulous Wailers and the Founding of the Northwest Rock ’n’ Roll Sound
Phil Moore: Portland’s Forgotten Groomer of the Stars and Musical Genius
Portland’s Native Son Mel Blanc: “Wascally Wabbit” Making “Wecords” 🙂
Recent Developments in Audio Retrieval via Optical Methods
Discography, Then and Now
Recent Developments in the Preservation of Wire Recordings, Magnabelts, and Dictabelts
The First Black-Owned Recording Ventures Reissued: Black Swans
Jack Penewell: The Paramount Test Pressings and Private Recordings of the Inventor of the Twin-Six Guitar
Lacquers: Playback and Content
How to Leverage Open Mass Digitization Audio Projects
A Century of Concert Spiritual Recordings: The Pioneers
The First Days of Disco
Preserving NBC Radio Coverage of the Founding of the United Nations
Media Preservation and Digitization Principles and Practices
Portland’s DIY Scene: The Punk Underground, and Rock and Roll
Mahalia Jackson’s Apollo Recordings
How Archiving Challenges of the Past Can Be Used to Shape Future Approaches
Laurel and Hardy on the Radio: Rare and Well Done
Bob Fass and Radio Unnameable: Saving NYC’s Radical Radio History
Surveying Archival Yiddish Audio Collections: A Treasure of Yiddish Songs and Stories
Where the Music Matters: KEXP Audio Archives Digitization
Inventing the Recording in 1900 Spain: The Era of the Gabinetes Fonográficos
► Thursday evening “Ask the Technical Committee”
► Friday evening open to the general public “Collectors’ Roundtable” Friday evening, join Mark Cantor for the music-on-film event, “Music is Where You Find It.” Most fans of music on film are well aware of the riches to be found within feature films, short subjects, SOUNDIES, and television broadcasts. But popular music — jazz, blues, country, ethnic, and just plain “pop” — can be found in many other film genres. In this session, we will explore some of the other sources — often neglected when music on film is discussed — where great performances can be found: fund raising films, industrial shorts, television commercials, raw newsreel footage, experimental and independent films, propaganda pieces, animated cartoons, and home movies. This program is drawn from the Celluloid Improvisations Music Film Archive, perhaps the largest private collection of musical content where 16mm sound film is the primary source. Join us for a session of rarities that includes appearances from Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Helen Humes, Don Shirley, Big Bill Broonzy, “Cannonball” Adderley, Spade Cooley, Eddie Lang, and many more!
► PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
“All Things Digital: Digital Audio Workstation Basics” is a full-day, hands-on workshop on May 8, at the Benson Hotel. The workshop will give attendees a practical overview of digital audio workstation use for archival applications. It is intended for archivists, collection managers, researchers, students, and anyone who needs to have a working knowledge of digital audio. No previous experience necessary. The workshop is limited to 50 attendees.
OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR
On May 8, tour Cascade Record Pressing, the first large-production, automated record pressing plant in the Pacific Northwest. It is Oregon’s only vinyl record pressing plant, and produces high-quality records for discerning artists and labels. Learn about all aspects of the record pressing process. Cascade Record Pressing is located about 20 minutes southeast of downtown Portland in Milwaukie. Grace Krause, Project Manager at Cascade Record Pressing, is generously offering a pre-conference tour for a limited number of participants (maximum: 15). Participants meet in the Benson Hotel lobby at 1:15 p.m. for 1:30 p.m. departure for the tour. Transportation will be by shared Uber vehicles. Participants return to hotel at 3:30 p.m. Fee applies (covers transportation).
NEWCOMER ORIENTATION and MENTORING PROGRAM
ARSC invites first-time conference attendees and conference veterans to participate in the Conference Mentoring Program. The program pairs newcomers with long-time members, based on their shared interests. Mentors provide mentees with an orientation to the conference, the association, and its participants in informal meetings over the course of the conference. Only ARSC veterans who are committed to the mentoring program should volunteer.
The conference will conclude on Saturday evening with the annual Awards Banquet. Winners of the 2018 Awards for Excellence and 2019 Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Service awards will be honored. Finalists for the 2019 Awards for Excellence will be announced.
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings — in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals — everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.