Archive for June, 2015

Chris Squire (1948-2015)

Posted in Music with tags on June 29, 2015 by phanteana

au revoir, Chris Squire. i always enjoyed hearing your wonderous stories.


something wicked this way comes

Posted in Music with tags , , on June 23, 2015 by phanteana

look who’s back…

{author’s note: it took 3 albums for Disturbed to win me over. i dismissed them initially, but changed my tune in 2006. aside from welcoming them into my music collection, it was David Draiman’s backstory that drew my attention. i admire his unwavering spirit both as a musician and a human being. he is truly a voice for anyone who finds themselves unable to speak.}

a big noise with all the big boys

Posted in Music with tags , on June 21, 2015 by phanteana

gaps in album recordings are all-too common for Prog Rock musicians (that massively delayed Tool album should be out before the end of the decade, if all goes well). but this photo from Peter Gabriel‘s Facebook page is a sign that his creative juices have been awakened from their long slumber. the feeling begins…again.


sizzlin’ summer archive sales

Posted in Film, Library Science stuff, Music with tags , , , on June 16, 2015 by phanteana

summer’s almost here, and that means sale time for some archives. for those who either live in NYC or will be visiting in the near future, the Archive of Contemporary Music presents its annual Sizzlin’ Summer Record & CD Sale! that’s right, music nerds…a massive sale featuring every genre of music on a variety of formats including cassettes, CD’s, LP’s, DVD’s, VHS tapes, and 45’s. admission is free, and the sale runs from June 13 through June 28. new additions are constantly coming in! for daily hours and directions, as well as more information on the organization, visit the ARC website.


also, for anyone who happened to be in Ann Arbor, MI last weekend, the University of Michigan‘s media library sold roughly 70,000 16mm instructional films used on campus over a 30 year period. there was no shortage of black & white films about popularity!



Christopher Lee 1922-2015

Posted in Film, Popular Culture with tags , , , on June 11, 2015 by phanteana

goodbye, old friend. you lived many long and fulfilling lifetimes, and now you are reunited with Peter and Vincent to enjoy endless rounds of chess and hours of deep conversations.

international archives day 2015! c’est magnifique!

Posted in Library Science stuff with tags , on June 9, 2015 by phanteana

une joyeuse Journée internationale des Archives de 2015 pour tous les bibliothécaires et archivistes!