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An Indian Ocean of Sound

Yesterday I walked to the Indian Ocean. Then, visited journalist and author Naresh Fernandes.  Naresh has written the incredible Taj Mahal Foxtrot, a  history of early jazz in India.  And who says it doesn’t mean anything to blog?  Naresh saw the photos… read more >>

MY Bed of Roses INDIA

First day in New Delhi, and today spent the morning on Old Delhi looking for old LPs – not a lot out there and ‘flea markets’ here are pretty much permanent vendors, so unlike Brazil, where there were corner vendors on every… read more >>

Beatles; Beetles

Recently ARC moved our 124 Beatles parody and novelty records to a new location, and then noticed that we were only skimming the surface of a vast insect pond.  Witness the treasures discovered by an ARSC member, the venerable, mobile, Insect Circus… read more >>

Make Something Great

Our pal, Eilon Paz,  is ‘so close’ to getting his book funded on Kickstarter  <http://tinyurl.com/Dust-and-Grooves>  He’s taken some great shots of the ARC, and the book will feature a world-wide cast of collectors, crazies and champions of vinyl record collecting.  Eleven days to… read more >>

Bossa Big Beatles Beat

Hey, over at our Brazilian Day blog I’ve been posting a slew of recording by US playing THEIR music, how about the other way around?  Here’s a sought after rarity called Os Sambeatles, recently unearthed here at the ARC, as we re-shelved… read more >>

Mom’s Sly Dwarves 4 Sale!

Chicago garage/punk band the Dwarves is just one of the thousands of recordings for sale at our next sale @ the ARC!   This is a sealed copy, 1st pressing on Coxx Records, $25 ($85 on Popsike, not sealed – over $100 on… read more >>

In the Indie Eighties…

Here’s a sample of some of the emerging, alternative and simply swell 80’s music that we will be having at our Summer Sale @ ARC beginning June 9.  So if you need great vinyl at WAY BELOW e-bay + Popsike prices, featuring… read more >>

ARC’s cool SUMMER hot Record + CD SALE

Well its Summer Sale time again, details below.  Thought we would highlight some rare-ish mint Punk books that we will be selling, beginning Saturday June 9!   First, of course, is my book, Volume One: The International Discography of the New Wave,… read more >>

Opening Day

Ah, Spring – ribs, crocuses, baseball.  Opening day, and an old man’s fancy turns to the sports section of the ARC.   This year, have a look at one of the honorific anomalies of the musical world, “Go Fernando.” I don’t know much… read more >>

Are We Not Mad Men?

Mad Men, one of the highest regarded dramatic serials on television today, has received a number of awards including prestigious Peabodys and Emmys, and TV critics as well as fans seem to adore the show. Indeed, Mad Men has been especially lauded… 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 >>

New Pile of Vinyl Arrives!

Great new vinyl LPs have just arrived for the final days of our Holiday Record + CD Sale here at the Archive.  Nice things like thios Revolting Cocks LP for $18, and all the early Neil Young LPs. Admission is still free!… 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 >>

Las Loss – The Sweet Beat in Bronze

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas will close on October 18, 2010. In the 50s Liberace was on our TV, the candelabra was on the Steinway, and my family took delight… read more >>

Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas

As you may know ARC is building a Brasilian/Brazilian Collection.  Now if YOU are building a Brasilian/Brazilian Collection, I think the next record you should get is Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas, Tropicalia Psychedelic Masterpieces 1967 – 1976. (Tropicalia In Furs, USA, WPFC… 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 >>