Saturday, August 13, 2022

2022 At 78 RPM-Part 33

I have got an absolutely amazing set of 78s for you this week, all featuring non-American versions of Christmas music. Everything is from overseas, or in a language that I don't speak. I hesitate to use the word foreign, but much of it does sound very foreign to my ears. There are some familiar songs here, but not in a language I'm used to. I think there's even one familiar American Christmas song here that will surprise you if you haven't heard it this way before. But the whole set is designed to surprise and delight you if you like Christmas music that's a little different than what you're used to. I did screw up in that I've got multiple versions of a couple of the songs, and I see that I even included both sides of a couple of records. It's tough to keep track of what's in the pile when there's so much in it, and I always feel like I'm putting this together in a hurry at the last minute. I have plenty of time to work on this little project all week, but I wait until Saturday to put it together. Shame on me. But anyhow, hope you enjoy the tracks in the pile today. Have a look at the labels to see what's in the download. Enjoy!


Also, an update on my fridge. You might remember the door falling off of it back at the beginning of the year, and my fruitless efforts to buy a new one. Recently, it decided to quit defrosting, so it eventually ices up and quits cooling the fridge side until I manually defrost it. I've got the part in my hand that I hope fixes it, and I hope to get that installed this weekend. The unit was manufactured in 2004, but I'm determined to get as much life out of it as possible. We'll see if this part fixes it, or if I have to keep trying.

Saturday, August 06, 2022

2022 At 78 RPM-Part 32

Hello! And welcome to the first 78 collection after the big Christmas in July hub-bub. It was pretty hectic for a while around here, but now we're back to the once a week calmness of the Christmas 78s from The Internet Archive. This week features 32 selections, all of which I recently downloaded and cleaned lightly for your enjoyment. All the selections this time around were from the late July dump at IA, which I don't usually do. I try to mix up the old with the new, but I set a challenge to myself, and I made it happen. I downloaded 106 selections last month, and I got them all cleaned up and imported, then I was able to tag 64 of them in the past few hours, and then I selected half of those to share with you today. So hopefully these songs all have that new car smell. I notice that in my haste, I've duplicated not one but two songs, which I try not to do. I'm going to have to stop doing the one-more-track-each-week trick, it's just becoming untenable. I was never going to make it to the end of the year that way, anyway, it's too many tracks. But that's neither here nor there today. Just enjoy the tracks in the pile, it's some good stuff, all from mid-last-century or earlier.