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The Man Who Recorded The World via Library of Congress Blog

January 2nd, 2020 Comments off
 

For decades, Alan Lomax traveled across America, the Caribbean and Europe, with a recorder and a camera in hand, trying to document traditional folk cultures before they disappeared.

Lomax was, in fact, the most famous American folklorist of the 20th century — the first person to record blues greats Muddy Waters and Lead Belly, the man who took down the oral histories of Jelly Roll Morton and Woody Guthrie, the chronicler of religious rites in Haiti and “ring shout” rituals from the Sea Islands off the Atlantic coast.

In his notebooks, Lomax documented his encounters with performers, his extensive travel and his collaborations with famous figures such as Pete Seeger, Zora Neale Hurston and his folklorist father, John Lomax. The Lomax family, friends and colleagues transcribed many of the performances and interviews he undertook during his years of fieldwork — including his stint as a Library employee from 1937 to 1942.

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Happy Public Domain Day 2020! via Boing Boing

December 31st, 2019 Comments off
Jennifer Jenkins from the Duke Center for the Public Domain writes, “January 1, 2020 is Public Domain Day! Works published in 1924 are entering the US public domain. They include George Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and ‘Fascinating Rhythm,’ silent films by Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, and Thomas Mann’s ‘The Magic Mountain,’ E. M. Forster’s ‘A Passage to India,’ and A. A. Milne’s ‘When We Were Very Young.’ These works were supposed to go into the public domain in 2000, after being copyrighted for 75 years. But before this could happen, Congress hit a 20-year pause button and extended their copyright term to 95 years. See what will (finally) be open to all!”
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Into 2020: California’s New Laws Starting Jan. 1, 2020 via LAist

December 27th, 2019 Comments off

Into 2020: Los Angeles County Public Works List of Holidays via Dept. of Public Works

December 26th, 2019 Comments off
Into 2020: Los Angeles County Public Works List of Holidays via Dept. of Public Works
New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday – Monday, January 20
Presidents’ Day  – Monday, February 17
Cesar Chavez Day – Monday, March 30
Memorial Day – Monday, May 25
Independence Day – Friday, July 3*
Labor Day – Monday, September 7
Indigenous People’s Day – Monday, October 12
Veterans Day – Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26
Friday after Thanksgiving – Friday, November 27
Christmas Friday, – December 25
 

Into 2020: National Park Service Announces Entrance Fee-Free Days for 2020 via (U.S. National Park Service)

December 24th, 2019 Comments off
 

The dates for 2020 are:

  • Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Saturday, April 18 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
  • Tuesday, August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
  • Saturday, September 26 – National Public Lands Day
  • Wednesday, November 11 – Veterans Day

Pitcher Cocktail Recipe: Sparkling Rosemary Cider via Kitchn

December 18th, 2019 Comments off
This sounds quite tasty. I might make up a partial batch just to try it out before committing to serving it to others, though. — Douglas
 
Pitcher Cocktail Recipe: Sparkling Rosemary Cider via Kitchn
 
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12 Architectural Gingerbread Houses That Are Definitely Not Cookie-Cutter via Dwell

December 7th, 2019 Comments off
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A Bartender’s Library – An Online, Searchable Library for the Bartending Profession via EUVS Library

December 3rd, 2019 Comments off
A Bartender's Library - An Online, Searchable Library for the Bartending Profession via euvslibrary.com

THE BARTENDING PROFESSION has a rich and varied history that only recently has come to light during the past two decades. Vintage cocktail and distillation books filled with recipes, techniques, and management procedures are being unearthed and collected at an unprecedented pace.

For the new generations of bartenders these rare volumes, dating from the 1820s through the 1940s, are financially out of reach. However, these sources of research are crucial to career development and creative inspiration as well as to personal advancement in a profession that has rediscovered a justifiable sense of pride and purpose.

Over the coming year, we will make available free, digitised versions of these classics that you can read online and search in a user-friendly, page-through format. With over 1,000 volumes at our access, we need your help in deciding which volumes you find most important to you as a bar professional.

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History: How Britain fought Hitler with humour via BBC

December 2nd, 2019 Comments off
It’s a late night in London in 1940, and Austrian exile Robert Lucas is writing at his desk. Bombs are raining down on the city every night, Hitler’s army is winning throughout Europe and the invasion of England has become a genuine prospect. In spite of the air-raid sirens and, as he put it “the hell’s noise of the war machinery” going off all around him, Lucas is focused on the job at hand: to “fight for the souls of the Germans”. He is composing a radio broadcast aimed at citizens of the Third Reich. But this is not a passionate plea for them to come to their senses. This is an attempt to make them laugh.
 
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The Fall-Inspired Sheet Pan Gnocchi We’re Making All Season Long via The Kitchn

November 13th, 2019 Comments off
This sounds like something to try. I could imagine using sweet potatoes instead of the squash, which I don’t  like as much. Certainly an Autumn comfort meal. — Douglas
 
With the holiday season quickly approaching, our schedules are only getting busier — and trying to squeeze in dinner between all the hustle and bustle can be challenging. Enter: this quick sheet pan dinner. Roasting the gnocchi in the oven means you get to skip the step of boiling it altogether, which not only results in a faster, less messy meal, but it also yields crispy, caramelized potato nuggets that are arguably much tastier.
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