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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Caterpillar On The Move July 19, 2014

I saw a bunch of caterpillars walking around today so I thought to film one.  I have not seen this many caterpillars in my area since the 1980s.  I am not sure why there is such a huge increase in the number of them this year.  Note: The creature in this video was not harmed ... he/she just went along his/her merry way after I stopped recording.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth Of July Patrol By The New York Military Band 1914 Blue Amberol Cylinder Record

Today I have for you a very, very special and apropos record.  It is July 4, 2014 and this Edison cylinder record is titled "Fourth Of July Patrol".  It was recorded by The New York Military Band and was released for July 1914 distribution so we can take this occasion to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the release of this record as well.  I read that it was ready by June 25, 1914 so retailers could get a head start on the summer season.  It sold for 50 cents ($0.50) in the United States and 65 cents ($0.65) in Canada.

The catalog number is 2325 and this particular track was a reissue of the Edison 4-minute wax Amberol released in the year 1912 (catalog number 1040).  The cylinder is being played on a Thomas Edison BVI, or VI-B, Amberola Phonograph (sold in 1913 and 1914).

The song "Fourth Of July Patrol" is a medley featuring "Yankee Doodle" (1775), "Tenting On The Old Camp Ground" (1863), "Hail, Columbia" (1789), "Dixie" (1859) and, once again, "Yankee Doodle" (1775).

Links of interest: http://archive.org/stream/edisonphonograph12moor/edisonphonograph12moor_djvu.txt &amp and http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php?queryType=@attr%201=1016%20&query=Patrol&num=1&start=12&sortBy=&sortOrder=ia


Here is the url for the above video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2pQ-eljiTU

Photographs ...

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