Are these journals available online for free? If not, we could do scan
these and post them, gratis, as long as ARSC would not object and
someone would donate a good version (like this one) to the Internet Archive.
On 9/29/16 2:12 AM, Frank Forman wrote:
> I have a complete run of the ARSC Journals going back to 1n1 1967-8
> Winter, except that 3n1 1970-1 Winter is a xerox.
> I also have fanfare 35n1 2011.9&10 through 40n1 2016.9&10
> and most of the issues of Classical Record Collector, under its
> various names.
> As many of you know, I had a cochlear implant operation in 2007
> January. This operation and its hardware were designed for
> rumble-bumble in office meetings and posturing politicians rather than
> the imperishable truths of Beethoven, if only because speech is far
> less complex than music. Analog (you or Beethoven) -> conversion into
> digital -> broadcaster outside my ear -> chip just inside my brain
> (makes me a Cochlear Cyborg, since this chip is still the most
> advanced placed in an animal, about an 8088) -> 16 electrodes ->
> attaching to the nerves going directly to my brain.
> If you think of music being 88 keys, you can imagine how distorted the
> music sounds. Best for me is solo piano music I know very well
> (Gould's Bach, Beethoven and Mozart Sonatas. Best of all is Backhaus's
> authoritative (not authoritarian) Diabelli Variations.
> I rely on memory of the music to help me keep in touch with the
> transcendental. But nearly a decade on, my memory of the music has
> largely faded away.
> So, out with the journals. (I shall retain only the four issues that
> have my discographies.) I want to send them to an institution so I can
> take them off my taxes. I know one that will be glad to take them. I
> wonder what I should claim as deductions.