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Inspired by Jason Kottke’s awesome digging in the newly-opened NY Times archive, here are some items from the archive documenting music and recording history. The first reference to Edison’s phonograph seems to be this satirical piece from November, 1877. At least, I hope it’s satirical: There is good reason to believe that if the phonograph […]

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In the age of DAWs and firepods and CD burners, it’s easy to forget how good we have it:

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