Posting to this list puts me in the class of being "Out Of My
League." I'm one of those 68 years old guys that hears a classical
work and wonders if my kids will ever hear and enjoy the many
compositions I enjoy and own. Many times I hear a composition and
forget the name of what I'm listening to; I can follow every note
in my mind but that is no consolation.
The following will be bullet thoughts aimed at the original
posting. Reply if you wish.
1952, I lived next to the sister's convent at St. Augustine's
Catholic church in Milwaukee, I was in 4'th grade. Sister Mary
Sarita told my mom that the school needed a clarinet player in the
grade school orchestra. The music lessons would cost $1 a week--
case closed as nobody crossed a SSND , check out the Blues Brothers
I learned not only to play a clarinet but to enjoy music. Most of
my friends were in the band or orchestra and it was fun.
While in high school, I kept up my interest in music by
recording local bands on my Ampex. Kids interested in music
were abound and willing to let anyone record them that wanted to. A
good friend of mine who I addicted to audio followed his dream . He
ended up buying RCA's Chicago studio and now has a mastering studio
Flash forward. How many kids play an instrument in a high school
band or orchestra nowadays?-- that doesn't run on 110 vac?
I'm beginning to appreciate music that isn't on a master tape or
LP but contains the musical genius that I feel is not in todays
musical generation. I regret that I don't have the time or
opportunity to find or listen to it.
FWIW, I visit my family in Milwaukee a few times each year.
Downtown Books is listed in the phone book but not under Vinyl. They
buy book collections from the kids of the blue bloods that die off
in the midwest. The vinyl collections go along for the ride as
their kids are in the digital age. The first time I visited them and
walked into the vinyl room and felt as if I was a wolf that just
caught his lunch and looked around to see if another wolf was
looking to steal it; visit them if you can. Each time I visit
Milwaukee I send a crate that holds 880 LPs to the Fed Ex terminal.
I rent a PT Cruiser that holds the crate perfectly. Their selection
To sum it up; The Government copyright laws are doing what
society is doing just as efficiently. Play an Ipod and not an
instrument. If you do choose to play an instrument it better run on
What type of responses would the original posting get in another
Here I sit with great analog recording gear and skill, admittedly
in the learning stage, and nobody to record. I remember George
Goeble who said, "I feel like a tuxedo with a pair of brown shoes"
Gldnears made a recording a few days ago. I sure would like to
hear it If he or I wouldn't violate the copyright laws.
Time to sign off as Sue has supper ready. Ken
On Aug 28, 2010, at 4:55 PM, Karl Miller wrote:
> When all is said and done, future generations of media historians
> and media archaeologists may depend almost entirely on what was at
> the time unauthorized copies and duplications made by enthusiasts
> that used whatever tools they could to preserve.