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Beatles + Elvis + India

Well the Beatles Made-in-India 78 was not affordable (there’s still a chance if you all make a donation!) at $1000, but I did muster the lucre for these swell 45s. In Rajasthan now on the music tour organized by the American Institute… read more >>

Spare Change for Indian Insects

In my fervid quest for audio’s best, I spied this gem – a Beatles 78.  India kept making 78s into the early 1970’s and there are a lot of Sir Cliff Richard’s and Ricky Nelson’s to be had.  Not so many Beatles… read more >>

Running Low on CDs – Donations Needed

By the time the 4th of July rolled around the ARChive had cataloged over 8,000 CDs since the begining of the year.  This landmark has never been reached before in the annals of the ARChive.  It helped that we received so many… read more >>

Musica Joyaria!

Change is good.  Right?  Well a blog name change is long overdue, so as of NOW, we are, Musica Joyaria! This is inspired by a trip across 207th St in uppest New York City, where there’s a row of Joyeria’s (Jewelry stores),… read more >>

Touch A Star

Ok, even thought I should be writing about the ARC sale (June 9 – 17) and not fooling around with ‘prose’ or ‘ideas.’  But… There has been a recent thread on the ARSClist, (Association for Recorded Sound Collections – record collectors, audio… read more >>

Blue Post

Its been a long time since we offered info on our Blues recordings here at the ARC and the Keith Richards’ Blues Collection.  We hope to make the metadata on the whole 10,000 plus discs available online soon, so stay tuned.  For… read more >>

Cuban Treats In NY

Sure Hillary is swigging it down at a Cuban ‘theme’ club in Cartagena, and Obama remains locked into a 50 year hissy fit against the mouse that roared, but we, the sensible ones, the friends of the ARChive, People Who Like People,… read more >>

Still Time to Donate to the ARC!

Friends – We KNOW next year will be a great deal better than the last, and we hope you will join us in building an even larger, better and more active ARChive. Next year we’re going to launch an online site of… read more >>

Even more vintage vinyl @ ARC Holiday Sale

Even more vintage vinyl LPs available as we approach the final weekend of our Holiday Record + CD Sale here at the Archive of Contemporary Music. Any of the above – $10 each! Admission is free! Over 20,000 items for sale. New… read more >>

Some nice LPs @ the ARC Holiday Sale

Just when we thought the cupboard was bare, Fred and Keith picked up over 4000 CDs today from DefJam/UMG/Universal and Elias Arts, a leading music company that does original scores for media (commercials, movies, games, etc), music supervision and audio branding. Upstate… read more >>

ARC HOLIDAY RECORD + CD SALE

Well, it’s the Holiday Season and that means that for one week in December the ARC becomes the largest record store in New York!  Starting Sat Dec 10 and going a full week till Dec 18, everyday 11-6. CDs are mostly NEW… read more >>

Record Hunting in Brazil

While hob-nobbing with Katy Perry was fun, lets get down to the real nitty gritty of the ARC’s Brazilian trip; record hunting.  Our host was Allan Bastos, a collector and dealer from Rio+NYC.  Our point man was Beco Dranoff, a producer, DJ… read more >>

Sizzlin’ Summer Record + CD Sale

Summer’s here big time in NYC = hot + humid + B-B-Q ready.  That’s why its a Sizzlin’ Summer Record + CD Sale here @ ARC, June 18 – 26.  Everyday, 11-6. Remember most CDs at our sale are cheaper than downloading… read more >>

2010 Year-end Roundup!

ARChive of Contemporary Music 2010 Year-end Roundup! – An overview of last year’s projects and activities it’s official: the oughts are over…. Uh, did you notice ARC’s subtle new sign outside on White Street?   Yes, we now have the look of a… read more >>

Foreign Affairs

A fresh post (the overseas kind) has brought the latest issue of the Japanese edition of WaxPoetics and a reprint of a story they saw on one of our posts (the blog kind).  I added some images to Dan Neely’s original story… read more >>

Size (speed, amplitude) matters

How to permanently preserve audio materials is a major concern of archives around the world.  Us included.  After all, isn’t that why we’re here? But ARC does not migrate, i.e; make a copy of an audio object in another medium, ideally more… read more >>

trickle-down donations

Just back from Ohio, ARC picked up portions of two recent donations that have been, and will be, given piecemeal, over the past and future years.  And what meals they are!   The first was the first donation of approx. 1,200 LPs, part… read more >>

SATISFIED MINDS…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2qXFYBCmDA] Here a lil’ film + a thanks from an ARC supporter who bought one of our many turntables we had up for grabs at our Summer Record and CD Sale.  Play on, AR-XA

ARC SUMMER RECORD + CD SALE

It’s hot, it’s sticky, it’s another ARC Summer Record & CD sale! Saturday, JUNE 12 – Sunday, JUNE 20 Everyday 11 am. to 6 pm BONUS DAY Monday June 21 – because it’s the equinox and Make Music Day in NY Admission… read more >>

What Happened in 2009?

As we send out deeds of gifts (if you sent materials), thank you’s (for services or monetary donations), and plan, as best we can, for what we should be doing in 2010, we have POSTED our “2009 Year End Roundup” on the… read more >>