From the miscellaneous drawer - Losing art and music

BOB CARY’s BAND practicing at Anne’s:, l-r: Bill Lynott, Dick Mitchell, Fred Godec and Bob Cary.

Paper. When all else fails to be saved from the technology era, resort to paper. Otherwise the data stored on transient programs and updated computers may be lost forever.
But what will happen with music? I don’t know. 78s, 45s, 33-1/3s, CDs and cassette tapes are all from the past. Music is now stored on phones, I’m told. But what happens when that media is also updated or replaced?
The converter to CDs I bought in 2015, stopped working. I’ve ordered a new one.
Another tape duplicator plus phono unit is squealing now.
I have a table top crank phonograph, 100s of records and many tapes. Some of my friends also have old records from the past.
Some of my favorite tapes are from musical interludes which happened at my house in the 1980s and ’90s..
Tickling the ivories were: Bill Lynott, Ed Clark, Carol Brude with band members: Bob Cary on drums, Dick Mitchel on sax, Fred Godec or Byron Moren on bass.
Bob had a lot of friends and sitting in on occasion were some interesting professional musicians.
The band played at Burntside Lodge one summer and gathered a following.
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In the Ely Echo for April 4, 2009, 10 years ago, the headlines were:
• Skraba reports from Washington; $43 million for wastewater project;
• Vermilion President Harris to retire;
• New owners at Boundary Waters Community Bank;
• State fund study may answer uncertainties in magnet school concept;
• Power dam under discussion in Ely;
• Finding funding for $10.5 million repair and upgrade of wastewater plant now goal of city and PUC;
• Parks & Rec board seeks new direction.