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Record Store Day & The Resurgence of Vinyl

Today, April 21st 2018, is Record Store Day. The astonishing resurgence of vinyl will be celebrated worldwide in record shops with special releases from major artists. 441 more words


Flying machines

I’m a little late celebrating the centenary of the RAF. Still, here are three items from our collections. Two music sheets illustrating flying before the formation of the RAF, and another small volume published at the end of World War 2. 848 more words


Tin Men and the Telephone #tinmendo #berklee #jazz

This morning, on the final day of my visit to Berklee Valencia, I attended a gig/masterclass with the remarkable Dutch jazz trio Tin Men And The Telephone… 498 more words

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From Duke Ellington to Kendrick Lamar: Changes in the Pulitzer Prize's "DNA"

In 1965, the Pulitzer Prize’s Music Jury, after deciding no individual musical work deserved that year’s prize, recommended composer Duke Ellington be awarded a Special Citation for his overall contributions to American music. 167 more words

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Black Sabbath and Nietzsche

Black Sabbath draws upon gods who are older than Satan. Dionysus and Apollo, pagan gods from ancient Greece, were there with Black Sabbath at the birth of heavy metal. 117 more words