Like the label says, we’re joining some of our upstate neighbors on Memorial Day Saturday for a little get together. This sale is organized by record maven + ARC’s number 3 essential employee, Tim Broun. We’ll just be bringing 3 or 4… read more >>
No Maypole in the yard, but plenty of birds up here at the ARC. Including these metal ones chirpin’ a Chilliwacky number. Above image gives you an idea of how they will look in the coloring book we are creating, based on… read more >>
Donate and Save the Earth
“If you don’t take these we are going to throw them away.” That was the message we got recently. 55,000 CDs. AND we were given 18 days to accept and relocate the collection. And it was a-way-out-west. 2,190 miles a-way-out-west. After we… read more >>
What to do with that tax refund?
On April 7, 2023, the NY Post, posted this tid bit on the upcoming Adele stint, part of her ongoing “Weekends With Adele” residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, from June 16 through Nov. 4. These are the lowest priced seats… read more >>
Forget the Fabelmans, Here’s the Berkmans!
Sure it’s swell to find every Barry Manilow LP in an attics, but sometimes, just sometime the real treasure is a tad more exotic. More electrostatic. More spaced out. So here a new pile Tim, Fred and b., painstakingly hauled out of… read more >>
J&L Berkman Collection – part 1
Well, it’s been a a while since our last post – but we’ve been busy. And before we tell you about the 50,000 CDs we’re getting, here’s a bit about a sweet collection of more than 8,000 near mint or sealed LPs… read more >>
A Day In the Life…
Yesterday – After a day of chats and e-mails with land use attorneys, realtors, firemen, store owners, MIT, the estate, the charities registration office, the bank, zoning officers, Filemaker, record stores, auctioneers, employees, donors, grantors, family and friends, THIS petty bureaucrat, thinking… read more >>
WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY + SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON FROM THE ARC! WE’RE OK… DOING WHAT WE DO SORTIN’ CATALOGIN’ PRESERVIN’ COLLECTIN’ LOOKING THINGS UP IT’S BEEN 39 YEARS! IF YOU CAN HELP US OUT WITH AN END OF THE YEAR DONATION THAT… read more >>
We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends
As you can see I’ve drawn a few friends together for the Holidays. Since then they’ve been bugging me to remind everyone it’s Giving Tuesday. Sure it’s a sketchy holiday. Not very colorful. But it’s a nice way to remind everyone about… read more >>
THIS FALL YOUR DONATION IS MATCHED!
When we first began ARC, 38 years ago, we solicited donations through our mail slot Since then they invented the internet, we have moved to upstate New York, and we are just a tad more sophisticated So, beginning Nov. 1, Every, our… read more >>
Do the Math
“In case you’re wondering, I’ve, uh, transferred my entire swing era collection of 78s to tape. It’s probably worth more than this whole car if I decided to sell it” I came across the above quote in a 1973 film, Slither. The… read more >>
A great many remarkable things arrived @ ARC over the weekend. The largest and loveliest is this (46 x 64 in) poster “Philips Stereosonic.” Produced by the Dutch Philips Company it just glows – what you’d expect from a company that still… read more >>
Bill Evans Special Collection
Thanks to the family of Bill Evans the ARC is the happy recipient of 90 LPs by the great Jazz pianist. Most are mint and first pressing. Some sealed. Some with ringwear. All the vinyl is sweet. The twist is that we… read more >>
LA Punk Flyers
That’s ARChivist Tim above, who just happened to be wearing an Avengers tee when this great donation arrived. These ‘onesheets’ as we like to call them, are from Doug Arbesfeld who miraculous preserved more than 125 late 70s flyers from bands and… read more >>
So nice that so many are posting on the Joni Mitchell appearance at Newport. When I was in Ann Arbor, in the late 60s (1967 I think) I used to set up chairs at Canterbury House in order to see the shows… read more >>
Our First SALE (sorta) In Years!
Fred and I will be loading up the Subarus and bringing a few choice albums along with some less-than-exciting ones to Tim’s sale this coming Saturday. What makes it SPECIAL will be our first time selling some of the 1200 Rolling Stone… read more >>
We frequently visit the world of obsession and the unlikely paths to preservation. One trippy trip began when Nick Cave asked his friend whether he still had the gum he had snatched from Nina Simone’s piano that strange and transcendent midsummer night… read more >>
We Got The Beat – Women In Music Summit – Discount Tickets Just Announced!
One of the great things ARC supports is the Women In Music Summit, “We Got The Beat.” There’s food, talks, workshops and performances – a highlight of Women’s History Month. Now offering discount tickets to all! It’s in Woodstock, at the Bearsville… read more >>
Every Day Is A Surprise
OK. I’m of Ukrainian descent. Covid. A sleet storm outside. Everything costs 30% more. And yet. Nearly every day there’s a surprise in ARC’s mailbox. Sure the mail is running 3 days late, but then again, packages like the one above, rare… read more >>
Good Day Dumping
A remarkable Saturday at the Recycling Center (OK, dump). This morning, before the blizzard, picked up an amazing array of music related items. As you know ARC can only buy odds-and-ends, as we’re chock full of just about ordinary everything. But when… read more >>