Just wanted to drop a line to say the Belfer staff (that is Me, the archivist and Jenny Doctor, the director for sure, Bob, the audio engineer is undecided) will be coming to the conference, so please do not drop by during the conference. We would hate not to be here to talk about our collections. We're also planning on attending the pre-conference workshop. We will of course be happy to talk at length about the collections and Belfer during the conference. I'm looking forward to putting faces to a lot of the names I see here on ARSClist.
By the by, I know Syracuse isn't likely to win any Miss America City beauty pageants, but she isn't a complete wasteland. While I've only lived here a few months, she's managed to grow on me some. I should add that the Landmark Theatre has undergone quite a few renovations of late and is back to being in pretty good shape. During the last one, they expanded the stage and backstage areas to accommodate larger productions.
Patrick J Midtlyng
Belfer Sound Archivist
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Library
phone: 315-443-2070 | 315-443-3477
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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 6:18 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Traveling to Rochester
That's actually a great agenda. I've been to most of those places and I think you won't be disappointed. I forgot about Balfour, so there is something to see in Syracuse aside from endless ugly shopping malls and highways. There used to be a good antique store downtown, I forgot where, but back in the early 90's I used an income tax refund to buy my first Victrola there. I also always had luck finding Victrola-fodder (common, well-played, cheap) 78's with music I liked at Syracuse area Salvation Army stores. There was an old movie theater in downtown Syracuse at that time, the ironically named Landmark, broken down and bat-infested, but it had a large screen and semi-working sound system and it was neat to see movies there. One of my favorite live performances was Stephen King reading his horror stories in that creepy theater with real live bats flying around the lights.
In Cooperstown, aside from the Baseball Hall of Fame, down the road is the Farmer's Museum. Worth a visit just to see the "Cardiff Giant":
By the time you get to Rochester, you will have seen more of NY than the vast majority of metro NYC residents.
-- Tom Fine
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Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 4:20 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Traveling to Rochester
> Thanks all you wonderful people for the helpful suggestions. I guess I shall step off the plane in
> NYC, pay a visit to Rutgers Jazz Institute, take the train along the Hudson up to Albany, hire a
> car, have a look at Cooperstown, drop in at Syracuse, select a B&B somewhere between Skaneateles
> and Canandaigua and explore the wines and antiques of the Finger Lakes region. By the time the
> conference starts I should be sufficiently tired to sleep through up to any post-conference tours.
> Dr. Rainer E. Lotz
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