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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby Martin Walker » Thu May 05, 2016 8:39 pm

What a resource - a Tardis of Technology!! 8-)


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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby desmond » Thu May 05, 2016 8:51 pm

Apologies for the downtime at the moment, my webhost seems to be down and so are a lot of other people's sites... This is twice this week now, annoying... :headbang:
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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby Zukan » Sat May 07, 2016 11:09 am

Well done Desmond.

When you're done could you do the same for the very early Penthouse mags?
It is for a university paper.............of course.
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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby desmond » Sat May 07, 2016 11:45 am

Zukan wrote:When you're done could you do the same for the very early Penthouse mags?

I'd love to, of course.

Slight problem - it's the same publisher (Northern & Shell) as International Musician, Electronic Soundmaker and One Two Testing, and so far, they've ignored all my attempts to contact them to ask permissions to include the above mags.

So they don't seem to be listening, at the moment.

Was there much musical content in Penthouse..? :headbang:
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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby Martin Walker » Sat May 07, 2016 8:56 pm

desmond wrote:Was there much musical content in Penthouse..? :headbang:

Yes of course - the pictures were on a huge scale, and a made a note of every one! Image


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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby Zukan » Sun May 08, 2016 11:26 am

Martin's right.

I particularly liked their June 1973 edition on racks.
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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun May 08, 2016 2:28 pm

B-dum-tish!

I thank you... ;)

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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby desmond » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:55 am

SOS Issues for all of 1985 and 1986 are done and live now.

Moving into 1987... :headbang: :thumbup:
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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:51 am

Well done desmond! 8-)


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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby zenguitar » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:54 am

Martin Walker wrote:Well done desmond! 8-)


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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:26 pm

Well done Desmond -- really impressed!

The question is, will you get up to 1994 before the SOS site gets down to it from 2006?
:lol: RACE!

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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby desmond » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:54 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:The question is, will you get up to 1994 before the SOS site gets down to it from 2006?
:lol: RACE!

Heh! It's a web-off between me and IG..!

Place yer bets! ;)

(Smart money says stick with the guy that only has *one* publication to handle.. ;) .)
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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby desmond » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:29 am

The first issue of SOS Publications' "Recording Musician" (July 1992) is now up.

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Great magazine, if you didn't catch it before it got rolled into SOS.

http://www.muzines.co.uk/mags/rm

Looks like Paul White basically wrote the whole issue, give or take a few small things. He's such a taskmaster, that Gilby fella..! :headbang:

We have all issues of RM scanned, and they are all in the (lengthy!) pipeline.

(Thanks once again to SOS for permission to archive the mag!)
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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby desmond » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:57 pm

Some updates on progress:

*Finally* a generous donor came up with the last Sound On Sound issue we needed to complete the early SOS collection - so that's SOS, RM and E&MM complete!

We still have one issue of MT we need (MT April 1994) to complete the MT run (so close!), and we're still obviously collecting, scanning, and publishing content bit by bit.

I've also made visible on the site a bunch of extra publications that we are collecting and *hope* to bring to mu:zines (but which we haven't yet been able to contact or get responses from the rights holders) - these include Making Music, International Musician, Electronic Soundmaker, One Two Testing and more... This should let people see more easily what we have, what we are missing, and to encourage donations.

I've also got a book scanner coming which should make scanning the hard spined magazine issues easier, without needing to destroy the magazines.

Lastly, had a good chat with James at the Hyman Archive, who if you're not aware, has a *massive* project to collect, digitise and archive *all* magazines across media, music, entertainment, film, arts and more - they currently have well over 100,000 magazines.

So yes, that rather dwarfs my little niche effort! :lol: , but we have similar attitudes on the value of this content and the willingness to do something about it, before we lose a huge amount of our culture. For some reasons, while we as a society value art, books, sculpture, music, and film, we haven't really regarded magazine content as much more than disposable trash, rather than the rich source of cultural reference, illustration and photography that it is.

So my hard copies, when I'm done with scanning them, will mostly go there to find a permanent home (he actually doesn't have much in our niche, interestingly.) and I'm looking forward to visiting them and talking rights management and digitisation.

Onward!
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Re: Early Sound On Sound Issues...

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:55 am

Bravo Desmond! :clap:

Yours is a brave undertaking, even if the Hyman Archive is somewhat larger, and we thank you for it - many of these magazines contributed to my knowledge and experience over the years, so it's wonderful to have them on tap as it were.

Thank you :thumbup:


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