11 July 2004

Edison - Now That's Old School!


Two great sites for Edison museums are sharing early recording collections online. The Edison National Historic Site even has a radio show on the magnificent WFMU hosted by the museum's curator. The show, Thomas Edison's Attic, alternates weekly with Antique Phonograph Music Program. Both present early recordings played on early machines. These hosts drag in their equipment every week just to share the rare gems that might otherwise never be heard.

1. Edison National Historic Site
http://www.nps.gov/edis/
audio collection: http://www.nps.gov/edis/sounds.htm

"For more than forty years, the laboratory created by Thomas Alva Edison in West Orange, New Jersey, had enormous impact on the lives of millions of people worldwide. Out of the West Orange laboratories came the motion picture camera, vastly improved phonographs, sound recordings, silent and sound movies and the nickel-iron alkaline electric storage battery.

"Edison National Historic Site provides a unique opportunity to interpret and experience important aspects of America's industrial, social and economic past, and to learn from the legacy of the world's best known inventor."


2. Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower and Menlo Park Museum
http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/
audio collection: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/vintage/

The Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower and Menlo Park Museum were built in 1937 and dedicated February 11, 1938 to commemorate Thomas Edison's 91st birthday.

The tower is located at 37 Christie Street in the Menlo Park section of Edison, "the exact spot where Thomas Edison had his laboratory, the first modern Research and Development center in the world."


10 July 2004

Missed Episodes Of The Chenard Walcker Saga


Chenard Walcker has just put up 50 new tracks online. The new additions are pieces from 2000-2002. This brings his material up to nine gorgeous hours of music on his site alone. There are also two lovely releases on Comfort Stand.

07 July 2004

Okay, So Who Wants...?

I've never strayed from the music, but this made me laugh so hard I injured myself. This is one stupid funny daily comic strip, "Get Your War On" style. I'm putting this cell on the fridge right now and I don't do that sort of thing.

[also on fridge: Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka open call for porno music]

Alex Siniavski - Barynya Russian Folk Songs CD

Balalaika Virtuoso Alex Siniavski
Compact Disk "Barynya Russian Folk Songs"
Russian Traditional Balalaika Music

"By balalaika virtuoso Alex Siniavski and Mikhail Smirnov (guitar) recorded in Buddhist Center at West Upsal Street, Philadelphia, PA. Cover by artist Yury Tarler. There are 15 Russian folk songs, dances and popular Russian standards on the disk."
http://www.barynya.com/mp3/index.stm

This is just one of several CDs by Russian artists available on the Barynya site.

05 July 2004

DJ High-C Set at SoulStrut

SoulStrut.com has a new set of funk and downtempo from DJ High-C of Rehash. Very nice. This one is available in mp3 and has a full playlist. Love it when they do that.