With reference to Mike Gray's most interesting post adn the others
regarding the location and existence of metal parts, wouldn't it be great
if somebody could assemble one big inventory of what metal parts still
exist and their location, and make it public. That might also slow down a
few accountant-types at big record companies who want to quietly dispose of
batches of them. The corporate owners might actually make a few bucks
licensing the use of some of them, now and then (or pressing vinyl copies),
which is not possible now since no one can know what still exists. It
seems like some sunshine on what exists could be very useful on this topic.
And such a list might facilitate the discovery and safe-keeping of other
caches of surviving metal parts. There must obviously be more batches to
be found at other places.
This is just one of those good ideas (and others may have had it before
me), without any plan on how to implement it.
On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 04/12/2013, eugene hayhoe wrote:
> > Gutenberg Bibles are of value. We are not yet at that remove in time
> > from the initial 78s, but if there are still humans 100 years from
> > now, is it not conceivable that some would be interested in 'hearing
> > it as it was first heard?'
> I think this will be a much smaller number than the number of those who
> simply want to hear the music in the closest approach to the sound in
> the studio.
> There will be a few antique collectors who like gramophones with big
> horns and want a random selection of typical records to demonstrate the
> sound. But far more would download a selection (or complete survey) of
> Fats Waller, Paul Whiteman, or Melba.
> Don Cox
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