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It’s Official

It’s Official – Today, The New York Times became the Onion – the headline reads : “Study Links Drop in Test Scores to a Decline in Time Spent Reading” And may we suggest: “Music Linked to Instances of Listening”

Record Hound of Barcelona

As you all know that Spanish visionary, A. Gaudi, loved his music. Some insists he was a serious trance + techno fan, sneaking off to rave the Balerics between concrete pours. But I’m convinced it was the fandango that fueled his modernist… read more >>

WM3 Shocker: Satanic Ritual Abuse isn’t real!

The Damien Echols defense team have filed a new motion which you can read in full here. The DNA evidence, as hinted in the earlier West Memphis 3 post, points to another individual. Also the wounds on the children’s bodies that had… read more >>

Boogie Children

A couple weeks ago the Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. played a show at Banjo Jim’s. Hijinx ensued, as always, what was unusual was how much I liked the band following us – Swamp Cabbage. Strange because musically the two groups… read more >>


For more than 20 years now ARC has been setting aside singles and LPs, sheet music and CDs, all with space age themes. The goal is a gallery show, when we gets a gallery, titled, “Music of the Spheres.” What better time… read more >>

That Transitional Time of Year

Yes, once again, as we drift through time, and green turns to brown, its the soothing T-Rex sound of “Celebrate Summer” that prepares us for the shock of Jackie Gleason’s raucous “Autumn Leaves”. T.Rex. “Celebrate Summer” / “Ride My Wheeles” EMI, MARC… read more >>

Boop, Boop, Shakey Jake Woods Is on the Move

If you’ve spent any time in Ann Arbor, MI in the past thirty years it’s likely you are familiar with the inimitable Shakey Jake Woods. He was a constant presence around town, playing his guitar and waving at people passing by while… read more >>

One of Six

Canadian poet/singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal on this day in 1934. Cohen was an accomplished literary figure prior to beginning his now four-decade-long recording career for Columbia Records. Along with most of his Columbia Records catalog the ARChive’s holdings include… read more >>

Sonny Rollins live at Carnegie Hall, Tuesday September 18, 2007

On November 29, 1957, tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins played at Carnegie Hall for the first time leading his own group–a trio consisting of ex-Duke Ellington bassist Wendall Marshall and drummer Kenny Dennis. Although he was only 27 at the time, Rollins had… read more >>


By now you’ve all seen our collection of French pulp paperbacks at ouiouipulp.com, but did you know we also have pulled together a few of our favorite paperbacks pertaining to music? Oh sure we have 25,000 old fashioned popular music books here… read more >>

Hey You Guy-ys!

Sure, we all watched the Electric Company at one point or another. Chock full of famous actors (Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno and Morgan Freeman were regulars while folks like Gene Wilder, Victor Borge, Mel Brooks and Joan Rivers all popped in now… read more >>

If Artists Ran the Country . . .

I acquired this poem in Tompkins Square Park, which is located in the East Village section of New York City, during the recent HOWL Festival. No mention is made of what musicians would do if artists ran the country, but I imagine… read more >>


The world’s first post-modern film is I Wake Up Screaming from 1941. The culture-quotes are relentless, beginning with the Gershwin-esque music intro, a quick take on Pygmalion/Galatea, a restaging of a Hopper diner scene, a protagonist named for a early Renaissance Florentine… read more >>

Elvis was the male Janis Martin

Janis Martin, rockabilly immortal, passed away this week. Sadly, she will forever be known, courtesy of the boys in publicity at RCA, as “The Female Elvis”. That moniker would be plenty for a novelty flash-in-the-pan mediocrity trying to cash in on the… read more >>

Brooklyn Baseball

Well the Sox are in town, and baseball fever grips the ARC. Fred, our archivist, is star (only) softball pitcher for the “The People”, who ended the season tied for first place (MAYBE a playoff?) in the amateur Zen League last evening… read more >>

Cool T-shirt of the day

Today, this T-shirt was spotted on a fellow talking on his cell phone across the street from the ARChive. This is one way of saying “corporate rock sucks.”

French Girls Are Vicious!

As you head out on vacances let us suggest some light reading… ARCster B., having donated all his records to the ARC, exposed a gap in his psyche. Luckily, rushing in to fill the abyss were the ladies of France. Go to… read more >>


Everytime you think you’ve seen it all, done it all, lived long enough – wham, there it is, in a pile, on the ground, at a flea market – the Cugat Calypso Tie Collection. No matter that Calypso + Cugat go together… read more >>

More Osteo-Musicology

To prove there’s nothing new under the sun, witness the Bone Fone. A classic white elephant of the ‘Seventies, you could usually find one in anyone’s basement next to the yogurt maker and the wood burning kit, waiting patiently for the next… read more >>