Category Archives: Audio Archive

Modern music

Other Minds Archive (AUDIO) – Radio programs from the San Francisco new music organization. Many of the episodes feature interviews with the composers. This list shows at a glance many of the composers you will find in the collection. It’s … Continue reading

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Justice League of Public Domain Victorian Characters?

Yeah, it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Alan Moore’s series, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen , affords the readers a Steampunk setting for these fanciful creations of Victorian imagination. The original series, illustrated bye Kevin O’Neill, premiered in 1999 … Continue reading

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MLK – A Hero's Journey

A hero is one who has given him(her)self up to the benefit of another. April 4 marks the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination. Voicing ideas and challenging authority is a path lined with fatal dangers. In an extreme case … Continue reading

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Whistling through the Archive

One of our volunteer curators, Diana Hamilton, put together a playlist from the 78 RPM and Cylinder Archive collections featuring expert whistlers. You can download an m3u playlist, or visit the individual song pages below to download the audio files … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Stephen Upjohn, Librarian for Other Minds

The Other Minds Archive*, which is hosted by the Internet Archive, represents the organization’s efforts to digitally preserve and make freely available, hundreds of hours of interviews, lectures, poetry readings, and musical performances featuring avant-garde composers, musicians, artists, and authors. … Continue reading

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Story Time

Let’s all put our heads on our desks and listen to a story from The Story Lady. Afterwards, we’ll have apple juice and some graham crackers with peanut butter. My personal favorites are below, but there are plenty more to … Continue reading

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Creepy Crawlies

As part of my aversion therapy regimen, I thought it would be “fun” to put together an entire post about spiders. Thiodina sylvana : An academically oriented video of a jumping spider Spider trapping a large bug Spider Engineers : … Continue reading

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A Little Accordion Music Never Hurt Anybody

Invented in the early 19th century, the accordion plays an important part of musical traditions around the world from Mexican Norteño music and 1950s chanson singing to tango, polka and Zydeco. In refutation of the famous saying, “A gentleman is … Continue reading

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Rockin' In The 80s

Sometimes we can’t resist a little musical time traveling at the Archive. If you feel the need to relive your youth, take a moment to play the following concerts: Dream Syndicate Live at Backstage on 1982-12-02 John Cipollina Live at … Continue reading

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Alternative Christmas Music

The holidays are an occasion for celebration, and we can’t think of a better way to rejoice than with a little music. My current favorite is A Happy Puppy Christmas, with stunning renditions of Merry Christmas Darling and Chester the … Continue reading

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