These items are from my own collection (unless noted) and have been transferred to the best of my abilities, without the aid of expensive noise reduction software. They are for research purposes only. With just a few rare exceptions, I post items that are not available on CD in any way, shape, or form.
Wired (Germany) (June, 2015)
Radio Discostan (podcast, 2015)
Vinyl Asides (January, 2015)
Contrappasso (interview, 2014)
Norient (podcast, 2012)
Radio Valencia, with Haji Maji (podcast, 2012)
WFMU (podcast, 2011)
Rare Frequency (podcast, 2010)
Dublab (podcast, 2009)
Excavated Shellac: Reeds (CD/LP)
Excavated Shellac is also on Facebook.
As I mentioned in my first post:
It’s been my philosophy that good music is best when it is shared. Of course, nothing beats that feeling, say, when you alone break open that box from Turkey or Indonesia, place the fragile platter on the turntable, only to feel your hair stand on end when the music begins. The feeling that you’ve never heard anything like this before in your life; it transports you to a place where words are irrelevant. But part of that feeling is thinking how you’d want to share that with others, to have them feel exactly the same way. This music – old music – never sounds “old” to me, personally. In fact, I believe that it is music of THE FUTURE. Our future.
Record collectors are eccentric people. I don’t even like the term “record collector.” They’ve been parodied far too many times. Accurately, I might add. But I could not live with myself as a “collector” without at least one person I could share sounds with. So this blog is for my friends, and for you, stranger.
If you like what you’re hearing, drop me a line. Yes, yes, it’s okay to download everything and then leave, but seriously – if you feel so moved, give me a shout out!
E-mail me for more information, or if you are the copyright holder of materials herein, and would like something removed.
With respect to the pioneers: Pat Conte, Richard Spottswood, Benno Haupl, Michael Kinnear, Richard Nevins, Hugo Strotbaum, Rob Allingham, Chris Strachwitz, Pekka Gronow, and Paul Vernon.
The written work on this blog is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.
That means you cannot copy the works here without expressed permission.
And of course, if you find any interesting 78s and would like to unload them, please get in touch!
I hope any viewers and listeners out there appreciate the music.