Archive for March, 2017

The Sounds of the Junk Yard, a 1964 vinyl record / Boing Boing

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

Last week, I posted about The Sounds of the Office, a 1964 vinyl record released by Folkways Records of field recordings by Michael Siegel. This week, it’s The Sounds of the Junk Yard, another 1964 Folkways collection of Siegel’s field recordings, ranging from an Acetylene Torch to Alligator Shears to a Paper Baler. As I wrote, in 1948, Moses Asch founded the incredibly influential Folkways Records label to record and share music and sounds from around the world. Along with bringing the music of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, and Elizabeth Cotten to wider audiences, […] Read More →

Sundown Social to be held at Rockin’ Star Ranch in Brenham TX

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

Brenham, TX (PRWEB) March 30, 2017 The Washington on the Brazos State Park Association will celebrate 181 years of Texas—where the stars are big and bright—at its annual Sundown Social on the grounds of the Rockin’ Star Ranch at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017. This fundraising event will feature musical entertainment by the 2016 Texas State Musician recipient Joe Ely. A Lubbock, TX native, Ely is a singer/songwriter whose music is a mixture of country, honky-tonk and rock & roll. A good friend with C.B. “Stubbs” Stubblefield, Ely began his music career with performances at Stubb’s Barbeque restaurant […] Read More →

Climate change is not in the future but is here and now

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

The present consequences of climate change are severe, and will be more so for the next generation. AS the present U.S. government begins adopting policies that increase the level of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, it is important to carefully consider what impact these changes will have on us and on our children. Unfortunately, climate change and the resulting environmental damage does not lie in the distant future. Conservative interpretation of ongoing scientific research shows that we are fully immersed within a rapidly changing environment. A misconception about climate change is that it takes multiple centuries to occur. Instead, studies […] Read More →

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