Sunday, August 16, 2009

K/mentertainer August 16, 1969

Green River/Commotion-Creedence Clearwater Revival #1
Highest debut Better Homes & Gardens-Bobby Russell #24 New
Keem-O-Sabe-Electric Indian
Jive-Bobby Darin
Jean-Oliver

Most requestee
Can't Find My Way Home-Blind Faith (LP track)
Safe Cracker winners


Jimmy Webb
Music predictions from the long past 1888. Interesting article Sounds Of The Seventies. Besides piped in music, kind of describing music in a computer, before computers were known where records would never be touched.
Legal hassels for Dickie Goodman

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The article was on the "cutting edge" about the future of computers being used for music storage. I was truly amazed of how anyone would ever even think of that possibility in 1969!

Lord Darth Sidious said...

i assume the article was "THE SOUNDS OF THE SEVENTIES?????", an amazing piece of specuatlion as to how people might be getting their tunes to-day -- that is, had the article's predictions proceeded unto ITS relative future (not ours)...
however, the proposed techincal aspects mentioned did eerily mirrow what has come to pass in our own time! the specific reference about "music storage" was NOT about a computer STORING music within its "ferrite core" {likely the Random Access Memory]; instead, the "records would never have to be touched. They would be stored in a central unit in MAGAZINES containing up to 50 albums." The magazine unit was hooked-up to a computer (with the assumed Read Only Memory instructions) to OPERATE a "central unit/device which, upon activation by a "two digit system signaling", would then "select and play any of one 100 record 'slides' {Typo! The Writer MEANT "sides"}. Noted that the "central device would clean and restore the the records (to their respective {magazines} automatically after each use."
after reading this article, i immediately recalled an almost 100%similar device already in daily use at Luis's Mexican Restaurant in mid-town Sacramento, California:
it was a small jukebox unit which played customer's favorite 45-RPM records at their table while waiting for the fiesta to begin.
(unbelieveably, the cost in 1973 was only FIVE cents per record side play, a real bargain at that time -- not to mention the great food Luis's served at his famed beanery... and each record was selected by punching buttons for the two-digit designation of the tune in question.)

Lord Darth Sidious said...

{addendum to my previous message}
ahso, sorry about my OWN typographical errors in my last piece... having a bad writer's day: skaking hands, blurred vision, arthritis where it counts but, me Mind remains clear!