A family friend decimated, destroyed and devastated my mother’s record collection by sitting on dozens of 78 shellac discs spread out on the couch next to her phonograph in our front room. There may have been less than three records that survived that fateful Sunday sitdown. From that time on, I’ve been most protective of my sounds. — Barkley L. Hendricks
“How to pirate a vinyl record,” on Synthgear.com, a DIY method to copy a vinyl record, making a copy that you can actually play on a turntable
I didn’t think I could fall in love with vinyl. I was wrong.
The event captured the imagination of many young people all over the U.S.; it influenced those who wanted to change the extreme climate of the day the best way they knew how, through music. Other fundraisers bringing together activists and musicians would soon radically revolutionize activism around the world. Examples that followed the April 24, 1970 fundraiser at the Apollo theater; the Mayday New Haven 8 Concert, the Concert for Bangladesh and the Concert for The People of Kampuchea, Live Aid, Farm Aid, etc.
Lou Reed on his wife, Laurie Anderson: “I think this record is the fruition of everything from her prior records and experiences and thoughts, they all came together in this one … She’s a mature artist. There’s a lot of things she can show you.”
Recently, Nigerian-born artist Fatimah Tuggar visited us at the Nasher Museum to talk about one of her sculptures that she must replace for the upcoming exhibition The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl. Several years ago, her work “Turntable” was lost somewhere between a museum and an airport in Belgium.
The top ten list is something of a cliche. Billboard charts, FBI most wanted–you name it and there’s probably a top 10 list for it. For years, David Letterman has offered up his own goofy Top 10 List on the Late Show. A Google search even turns up a list of Top Ten Urinals.
But artist Dave Muller turns an ordinary top 10 list into gorgeous, monumental works on paper.
By Wendy With 3 Things, every now and then we ask an artist who has worked with the Nasher Museum to tell us three things they’re listening to, working on, looking at, reading or just thinking about. William Cordova was born in Peru in 1971 and grew up in Miami. [...]
By Wendy When artist David McConnell goes to the symphony, his favorite part happens before the performance–the tuning of the orchestra. There’s just something visceral about it, he said. The musicians don’t worry about being in sequence or in harmony. “It’s kind of like an accident,” he said, “a really [...]