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Is Music a Universal Language?

ARC intern Dionysius Arya Nataraja comes to us via Bennington College via the Netherlands via Central Java.  He’s just finished up a few months here and used some of his time to explore the ARC’s World Music Collection.  As a scholar of… read more >>

Why Golf When You Can Buy Records?

It’s Father’s Day Sunday so we baked him a cake in the shape of a record!  Sorta.  Anyway, all kids who bring their Dad to our sale get a 10% discount on anything and everything.  It’s easy – Fab stuff @ Fab… read more >>

Bug Your Pop This Sunday!

This Sunday is Father’s Day and all kids who bring their Pop to our sale get a 10% discount on anything and everything and maybe pick up some insect pops for yourself! Fab stuff @ Fab prices… WHAT: ARC Sizzlin’ Summer Record… read more >>

Sizzlin’ Summer Sale is Jazz HOT!

Forgive the lousy image, but rejoice at the more than 2,300 Jazz CDs and LPs at this years sale. The above is a pic of the pile of some of the Jazz box sets …Fab stuff @ Fab prices… WHAT: ARC Sizzlin’… read more >>

Turn Up The Volume!

Resurrecting those 60s psychedelic posters from the basement last week also turned up a pile of late 70 this-and-thats.   Like this first edition of VOLUME by the ARC director. We’ll have them at our next sale  –  June 8-23 –  for… read more >>

Tunes YOU Missed

Sleeves from the “Tunes You Missed” series of 45s that just arrived from a donor in LA.  Forgettable releases – fabulous graphics.  ARC saves everything music related.  Give us a hand and join our fundraising campaign Rebuilding the ARC Any and all… read more >>

Earth Day

Earth Day and just a reminder of when the world saw the World for the first time.  It was on the cover of the Whole Earth Catalog, – a NASA image that Whole Earth creator Stuart Brand had to pressure the government… read more >>

All Things Must Pass

We get a lot of things a lot of times.  That gives the things ARC treasures a better chance of surviving.  We also try to place them in a few different locations. The Notre Dame fire brings it all home; how important… read more >>

ARC Needs a Hug

Arc needs a hug now and then.  Here’s Laurie Anderson hugging DJ Bunny Ears at our Benefit Dance Party.  They’re big ARC fans and we hope you will join them in supporting the ARC.  Help us grow and prosper.  We’re the only,… read more >>

ARCsale15 Zappa

Wall Items Extravaganza Part 2

Frank Zappa has been a favorite of record collectors for a long time. At the next ARChive Record and CD Sale there will be a LOT of his records — and records associated with him — available for sale. The accompanying photo… read more >>

Oh Magoo, You’ve done it again!

It is time to get excited about the semi-annual ARChive of Contemporary Music Record and CD Sale that will be taking place this June. There are major changes in the future for The ARC, so we have been extensively scouring the shelves… read more >>

More India Every Day!

Every day more and more data and info and fun things to do are pouring into the India Music Week, Oct 6-13 webthing.  Just last night  •  a discography of Tibetan music from in India • links to the audio for a… 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 >>

“silence is a riddim’ too…”

With a mixed cultural heritage (German/British), mixed-up cultural focus (noise/reggae) and a mixmastered public persona (art school/wild child), Ari Up brought a disjointed beauty to her vocals that remain haunting.  I had seen her perform with the Slits @ Tier3 in 1980… 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 >>

No Columbus, no Cha Cha Cha!

We think you should take the long weekend off and find some time to dance! In honor of this new commitment, may we show you a few of our favorite Cha Cha Cha LP covers (from our collection of over 300 here… read more >>

Ties that Bind

Staying in NYC for the weekend for this and that, for both of them, saw and heard some very nice performances by Khaira (or Haira) Arby and Laurie Anderson. On Saturday Khaira , ‘The Nightingale of the North,” aka, “The Aretha Franklin… read more >>

vacance, puces et…we’re back!

To celebrate the new year, the end of summer, strikes in France or as the kids say, “whatever,” I took the day off and made a trek way uptown to the Whitney Museum.  Prime reason was to see the Christian Marclay exhibition… read more >>

But You Need An Electron Microscope…

There are some great things to see in Ohio. Having eschewed a junket to see Cleveland’s Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame when it first opened (knee-jerk reaction when I heard that they used funds from the Ohio school system.  Nice summary here )… 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 >>