|by seishin17 cc|
It seems like many recordings of our audio musical history were tossed out, burned, or destroyed, instead of paying for the air conditioned warehousing needed to save them. Now they're gone.
But, JACK WHITE and HERE, grammy winner rocker, was very upset by these actions and decided to do something about it. He donated $200,000 to the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, to it's National Recording Preservation Foundation section to help save our audio history. It said in this post from The Atlantic above that there are..." stories of early phonograph companies taking apart the masters used to press wax discs so they could be sold as roofing shingles,” ...WOW....And, White said those companies just didn't see the cultural importance being destroyed.
I found this interesting....This Atlantic above post also said that some records that were damaged in 'Katrina' were able to be saved by being baked at a low temperature in an oven...the records could be listened to just once...but, were successfully saved onto digital. "Oh wow, no kidding." said Steve.
So, click the above link and read more. Let's all help by really enjoying and listening to the music and musicians in our lives. O.K? Jan
A video about IRON MOUNTAIN, where some recordings are being stored .
For JACK WHITE video links, go below.
1.] I'M SHAKIN, by Jack White, from JackWhiteVEVO
2.] I MIGHT GET TO LOUD, Jack White's favorite song, from Karen James