Monthly Archives: March 2008

American Folklife Center – Online!

I imagine there are many people now a days that have never spent any time going through a major library’s card catalog.  Perhaps that’s a good thing.  I wiled away hours and whole days of my life in the UCSB … Continue reading

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A very handy web page for musicians

Today I was web browsing in order to put off finishing my taxes, and happened upon a great site authored by an old friend, Frank Ford.  He is one of the owners / founders of a fine music store in … Continue reading

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Music Industry Proposes a Piracy Surcharge on ISPs

From today’s edition of Wired (a digital news site):
“Having failed to stop piracy by suing internet users, the music industry is for the first time seriously considering a file sharing surcharge that internet service providers would collect from users.
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More on “The Power Of Song” and the Seeger family…

During the past two or three weeks, PBS has been showing the film “Pete Seeger: The Power Of Song” on its national network. I hope many of you have had a chance to see that, or if not, that … Continue reading

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King Records of Cincinatti

I recently came across a great article, very detailed, on the old King Records label, founded in the 1950s by the legendary Syd Nathan. The piece, by Cincinnati music critic and sometimes bluegrass bassist Larry Nager, covers the entirety of … Continue reading

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