Archive for June, 2008
“Bo Diddley, a singer and guitarist who invented his own name, his own guitars, his own beat and, with a handful of other musical pioneers, rock ’n’ roll itself, died Monday at his home in Archer, Fla. He was 79.The cause was heart failure, a spokeswoman, Susan Clary, said.”
For those of you in the NYC area, my good friends (and former employers) at the Archive of Contemporary Music are having their summer record sale, starting Saturday the 7th, at their offices on 54 White Street. The Archive keeps two copies of every recording and then sells the extra copies in order to provide their operating costs. So, you can get tons of good records and CDs for super cheap, and it’s a good cause. Do go. I certainly will.
More information, and their excellent blog, can be found here. And as a bonus, here’s what it was like to work at the Archive, more or less: