It’s been 3 weeks…
And it feels like one of those quick-fire challenges on Food Network, except all the ingredients haven’t been revealed to me yet, and may never be. Despite the rapid nature of these past three weeks, a lot has been achieved. I’ve been dedicating most of my time to the Institute’s sizable phonograph collection; accessioning, labeling, database entering, scanning, re-sizing, and my favorite part, listening.
The collection is one serendipitous discovery after another, embodying an eclectic sense for music I have only a passing familiarity with. I recognize some Bob Dylan, sing along to some “My Fair Lady,” and revel in the discovery of musicians and songs I have never heard of, but am glad to have finally happened upon.
All the while, I’ve been drinking lots of tea. With the stack of phonographs ebbing, I am excited to embark on a new project, while hopefully continuing to give the database the tender loving care it deserves.