Noteworthy Music Sites

Emo Music
“What the heck is Emo anyway?” begs the opening line of this site. To answer, Andy Radin, an Emo band member, put together this site to educate the confused youths out there (as well as some curious seniors citizens) about Emo music. Radin has divided the many sounds that fall under “Emo” into sub groups, such as “Emocore” and “Post-Emo Indie Rock,” and explains the instrumental and lyrical difference between them. Just want some good Emo records or Emo fashion tips? It’s all here.

Some History on Folk Music
Former folk festival programmer Gary Cristall decided to write a book about Folk Music in English Canada. This site is one method Cristall is using for research. The outline and introduction of the book are linked to the main page, and he asks for reader feedback on what he has so far, as well as any information of folk music. Cristall is asking for the opinions of folk performers and listeners before 1970, as well as any folk memorabilia such as songbooks and old festival programs. If you think there is some information Gary Cristall should include in this book, log on to his site and let him know.

Preserving the 1970s
Welcome to the ‘70’s Preservation Society! Put together by Jim Thomas, a radio personality through the ‘70’s, this site is dedicated to keeping the decade alive through ‘70’s music, TV shows, movies, posters, and more. You can easily take a trip down memory lane when you search the top forty music database for your favorite ‘70’s song. A must-see for those who still secretly own their Jackson 5 poster.

by Lauren Kent

Facts About Sound
Science Kids gives basic facts about sound and music. Children will note how sound comes about and what we call “music.” This Website will strengthen their knowledge base and help make learning fun.

Recorded Sound Reference Center
Motion picture, broadcasting, and recorded sounds are displayed courtesy of the Library of Congress. The audio collections and presentations are diverse and provided free of charge to the public. The topics covered range from Recorded Sound Section Online Collections, Audio Collections from the American Folklife Center, and American Memory Online Collections to Online Collections from the Performing Arts Encyclopedia.

Magnetic Sound Recording
A non-profit organization, the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording details the scope of sound technology and media, including vintage microphones, reel-to-reel tape recorders, ads, manuals and other items. Included on the Website are interviews, a musical timeline, a history of particular companies, sound collections, and other educational resources.

by Jeff Boyce