Yesterday afternoon Stacy and I took a quick trip out of town to see how high Middle River had become with recent rain water and flooding—it was impressive to see the water as high as it was—well out of it’s banks (covering even the parking above the river, for those familiar with the area) and near the bottom of the bridge. Earlier in the day the water had been even higher, covering the road farther south (near where the red vehicle pictured was driving). Click on each image for a larger view—Phil
Wow—I didn’t know a few of these were around. . . something to look for at HPB down the road 🙂
Central Avenue Sounds—Jazz in Los Angeles:
The Doo Wop Box I:
The Doo Wop Box II:
Electromagnetic Steamboat (The Fugs):
Hot Rods and Custom Classics:
Like, Ohmigod! (80s Pop Culture):
The Remains of Tom Lehrer:
Rock, Rhythm, and Doo Wop:
The Complete Stax/Volt Singles:
The Sugar Hill Records Story:
Rock, Rhythm, and Doo Wop II:
What it Is! Vinyl:
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Scientists have developed a technique that pinpoints key biodiversity hotspots, which they say will lead to more effective conservation strategies.
Researchers used the system to identify vital habitats in Madagascar, which is home to a vast array of unique species.
Writing in Science, they say their methodology identifies exact areas that support a wide variety of organisms.
More than 80% of the known species on the island nation are not found anywhere else in the world. . .
Archaeologists carrying out an excavation at Stonehenge say they have broken through to a layer that may finally explain why the site was built.
The team has reached sockets that once held bluestones – smaller stones, most now missing or uprooted, which formed the site’s original structure.
The researchers believe that the bluestones could reveal that Stonehenge was once a place of healing. . . .
Read all at BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7337292.stm
This is a great series, and I hope to someday add it to our jazz/dvd collection. Details at Amazon:
Alan Lomax (January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) was an American folklorist and musicologist. He was one of the great field collectors of folk music of the 20th century, recording thousands of songs in the United States, Great Britain, the West Indies, Italy, and Spain.
I’ve yet to post the “official” announcement at my studio page, but yesterday morning I drove to Indianola to purchase a used Ensoniq SQ-80 with case, manual, and a pair of disks from a recording studio which was updating their sould pallete. As I already owned an ESQ-M (a rack unit of the ESQ-1, which predated the SQ80) I was familiar with the sounds this synth was capable of creating and was excited to try out the ease of use many reviews of the keyboard mention. I’m not dissapointed at all and am excited to plan the integration of the board into my synth array. More coming soon. . .
Links to information about the SQ-80:
I must admit, this device is news to me:
The device that recorded the audio is playing back music for the first time in 150 years. Read more at:
Nice—it’s elsewhere on the net with more info:
The NewYork Times: