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Les Paul’s Pirate Radio Station in Queens 

Les Paul was an innovator on a whole other level. Not only did he build the first solid body electric guitar and invent multi-track recording but he was responsible for creating a giant pirate radio station in Queens in the 30s. The station was wired…

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Steve Jobs and the Strawberry Fields Forever Process 

In the  Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson Jobs talks about listening to and being influenced by the complete perfectionism behind all the demos and takes of the Beatles’ Strawberry Fields Forever. “It’s a complex song, and it’s fascinating to watch the creative process as they…

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Delia Derbyshire 

I believe I am smitten with Delia Derbyshire. She was part of the innovative BBC Radiophonic Workshop back in the early 60s and co-created many soundtracks including the Dr. Who theme. This mainstream theme brought electronic music into people’s living rooms for the first time…

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Maker Faire in Queens NY 2011 

This is happening this weekend at the NY Hall of Science. It was pretty tremendous last year. Something for everyone. I’ll be catching up with the Ham radio guys and looking through their vast collection of QSL cards for sure. Need to remember to take…

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Peter Nappi Handmade Photos 

Here is Peter Nappi’s site of photographs. Peter shot the Radio Free Blissville project. He also does historical photography processes like tintypes, silver print and cyanotypes for all your steampunk needs. -XFP

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