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It Makes Brushing Okay, I Suppose.

Hasbro has a product line called “Tooth Tunes” which consists of toothbrushes that play music while you brush your teeth. What makes these toothbrushes different is that you hear the music through your teeth via bone conduction while you brush. They even… read more >>

“A Kazoo With Strings”

Over at Boing Boing yesterday, Cory Doctorow blogged about Patrick Costello, a Maryland based banjoist who wrote a book – free online, with a creative commons license – called the How and Tao of Old Time Banjo. Costello’s quite prolific with the… read more >>

Acoustic Pulmonary Imaging

Anyone who has read Jonathan Sterne’s work on audile technique and mediate auscultation (and for those interested in the cultural history of sound reproduction, Sterne’s The Audible Past is a must read) will appreciate the potential of this, a new device that… read more >>

Hep Cats, N’est-ce pas?

Last weekend the hillbilly combo I am a member of, Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co., played the Red Hot and Blue Rockabilly Weekend fest in beautiful St. Hyacinthe, Quebec.  Kind of a hike for us, but we had a wonderful time. … read more >>

Relax with ReveenRelax with Reveen

Don’t MIND me…

Accept it; he is the Master of Self-Suggestion. Nay, the Impossibilist. But, relax? This Reveen is in the Valley of Creepsville. The Latinate vocal pace is, we hope, slightly, electronically altered slowspeech that one could imagine the devil or an alien brain-only… read more >>

Hey, a-look! Is enough pizza to have a Party!

As I was looking through the ARChive’s Biz Markie holdings, I happened upon Pizza Party, a 1957 album featuring accordionist Joe Biviano. Joe who, who ask? A founding member of the American Accordionists’ Association (and its President from 1942-5, 48-9, 61-2 and… read more >>

Death Goes To The Movies

So if you weren’t paying attention to the Spears/Federline bust up, you will have noticed the death of Ingmar Bergman. But another giant of post-war art cinema, Michelangelo Antonioni passed on the same day, bad luck for him because I don’t think… read more >>

Queens in Space

Congrats to Brian May, for FINALLY turning in his doctorial thesis, “Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud,” to supervisors at Imperial College London. May explained he had placed the draft in a guitar case in 1970, while he was still a… read more >>

If you keep picking at it, it’ll never heal.

A band most of us here had never heard as of two weeks ago is now part of our life.  We found this while cataloging today.  I bet it’s the best record ever.

Carolina Chocolate Drops

The opening act at NYC’s Downtown River to River Festival series tonight was a group called the Carolina Chocolate Drops.  The group consists of Justin Robinson (fiddle, vocal), Rhiannon Giddens (banjo, vocal), Dom Flemons (banjo, guitar, jug, vocal) and Sule Greg Wilson… read more >>

Oops! There Comes A Smile!

Click on any cover for a larger view. Tammy Faye fell from grace Tammy Faye had a make-up face She + Jesus cut lots of wax “Oops” is our favorite trac RIP TFB 7/23 Select Discography (or, “Tammy” things, plus other relevant… read more >>

Dashboard Confessional Secret Show! To-nite!

So, b.ARC comes in today and says “hey, you got your camera? There’s a line of people outside of the Knit. Go over and figure out what’s going on.” The Knitting Factory is one of our neighbors, so I waltzed right over… read more >>

Shoutout to Mr. Butch

A friend just told me that a Boston institution, Mr. Butch (the King of Kenmore Square) has passed. Vaya con dios, sir. http://bostonist.com/2007/07/12/boston_has_lost.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Butch

Music of the Living Dead.

Compliments of 1982… HOME TAPING IS KILLING MUSIC AND ITS ILLEGAL I come across this kind of a lot on records from the late 70s and early 80s.  If someone makes this into a t-shirt, please send some over to the ARChive,… read more >>

Tiki ARChive.

So, it’s Wednesday again. ARChive insiders know that can mean only one thing: Hawaiian Shirt Day is here again. Also known as Tropical Shirt Day, or occasionally referred to as Day of Phony Pan-Polynesian Cultural Appreciation. Nerds? Maybe. But the whole staff… read more >>

Yes, It’s Perfunctory Now.

On father’s day, a singer named John Ogrodowczyk sang “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch at the Red Sox game at Fenway. Normally I change the channel during this little bit of baseball “tradition” because I feel like it was… read more >>

DOG DAZE O’SUMMER record + cd sale!

FOLKS! It’s that time of the year for the big DOG DAZE O’SUMMER record + cd sale! Our sale raises money to help fund the ARChive. It begins Saturday, JUNE 23 and lasts until Sunday, JULY 1 and runs from 11 am… read more >>

Boris Vian, instrumentiste

I first heard about Boris Vian (3/10/1920 – 6/23/1959) in James Campbell’s Paris Interzone, heralded in the punk-friendly chapter head, “We will spit on Boris Vian.” Interzone describes literary post-war Paris seen from the perspective of Black American expats and the porn… read more >>

Best case scenario for an Ethnomusicologist.

Yea, so what if Xeni Jardin got there first. I’m loving it, so it goes up here, too. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7qxbD1tk18]

New ARChive Uniforms!

In Singapore they are offerings to the dead. Here in NYC they’re a fashion statement. Bob brought all the kids sacrificial paper shirts. Mine is an example of a very rare imprint; Ralph Lauren’s Pollo. Tastes great with arroz y frijoles negros…. read more >>