Tuesday, July 11, 2017

May the Fourth Tape Be With You

Another in the set of tapes that I made in preparation for moving to Charlotte in 1993 (and having to leave behind my LPs).

Guitar Bands #4

The Romantics
The Smithereens
The Sights
Hoodoo Gurus
54-40 [Can-Con!]
Flies on Fire
Bram Tchaikovsky
Hege V [George Hamilton V, the son of longtime Grand Ol' Opry member George Hamilton IV]
Boris Grebenshchikov [part of my infatuation with Eastern Bloc rock bands]

Thoreau-ly Well-Read

Not a lot to say about this one. If you like this sort of thing, then you'll like this thing.
Henry David Thoreau doesn't need me to pump him up. Howard Mumford Jones was a professor of English at Harvard in the mid 20th century and pretty much sounds as you would expect a mid-20th century Harvard English professor to sound.

One of his more well-known quotes is "While it is true that we in this nation remain free to be idiotic, it does not necessarily follow that we must be idiotic in order to be free!" [February 1954 dedicatory address at the opening of an addition to the University of Wisconsin's Memorial Library, entitled "Books and the Independent Mind."]

Howard Mumford Jones Reads Walden

Spoken Arts ‎– SA 832   1962

A1 Economy
A2 What I Lived For
B1 The Ponds
B2 Brute Neighbors
B3 Spring
B4 Conclusion