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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Fred Meyer Experiments With Vinyl and Other Odd Music News

posted by on June 5 at 10:12 AM

The Oregonian reports that Fred Meyer is experimenting with restocking vinyl (hat tip to Rev. Fever). Older music technology keeps yielding new finds: Researchers have a found a song recorded before the advent of Edison’s phonograph in 1860 using the Phonoautograph. Going back an eon or two, a team led by linguist Phil Lieberman and anthropologist Robert McCarthy claim to have reconstructed the sound of Neanderthal speech.

Also, I have yet to read Aniruddh Patel’s Music, Language, and the Brain, but this filmed lecture is interesting if you can tolerate the dorky library music intro.

Finally, is anyone besides me experimenting with YouTube mixing? It’s nice to hear and see these cats playing a theremin - once. If you’ve got the bandwidth, play ‘em at the same time or stagger the play buttons here or open in multiple tabs and just as Roy Clark used to say for his TV ads for the Big Note guitar, “Just give a little strum and hey! You’re making music!” (or at least something very strange).

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The Ballard Fred Meyer has a little tiny vinyl section, for what it's worth.

Posted by danmohr | June 5, 2008 11:40 AM

First records I ever bought were from Fred Meyer's music mart! It was 1984, The Art of Noise and VH, for what it's worth.

Posted by Dougsf | June 5, 2008 3:45 PM

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