Thursday, December 23, 2010

great interview with Van Dyke Parks (right, working on "Smile" with Brian Wilson)
Just something satisfying where every line ended up on its feet. Every cat got turned up and down on its feet again, up and down the tree...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas department store music music from Seeburg
The Christmas holiday season required a special set of records. A box of 25 Christmas records was issued to be played during the month of December. This set consisted of Christmas music interspersed with non-holiday music.

It was the job of the machine operators to replace all Christmas music with the standard fare on December 26. This job was a large undertaking - in New York, "the entire service and installation force, and even the office help, are pressed into service to still the sound of Christmas past for another 11 months...

listen here---
The Seeburg Music Library - Christmas 1960