Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hello,I hope all of you have been able to check out the new, The Long Memory website. One of the projects that I have been working on is the task of converting dad's recordings to a digital archive. I have come across all sorts of gems. Everything from live shows, storytelling and labor workshops to audio letters. Kate Macleod gave me an old Teac reel to reel so I could dive into the tape pile, what a find. The first tape I loaded up was dad's first show at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs NY. I have special plans for this show. I will keep you posted.

We have begun the paper work to incorporate The Long Memory int a non profit. It will be a bit of process to acquire a 501c3 status, maybe a year or so but the first step of incorporation should make fundraising a bit easier. I came up with the name The Long Memory for what I hope will be the Utah Phillips foundation because I could not bring myself to incorporate "Utah Phillips". As it is I think I'm pushing the envelope but I feel making Utah's work available to as many people, easily as possible, whats important.

I will make more audio, photographs and memorabilia ( letters and documents ) available as we roll along. If any of you have photos or the like to contribute drop me line.
I have also heard from several radio stations in regards to airing dad's old radio show Loafer's Glory. I will add links to the stations on the loafer's Glory web site a I receive air dates and times.



Anonymous said...

Great work Duncan, the web site looks wonderful

Mike Taub

Anonymous said...

Thanks Duncan. Debbie and I are headed to the Caffe Lena early April to sill Bill Morrissey, who your dad turned us onto, via Loafers Glory. I will look for the spirit of Bruce Phillips when I am there. Thanks again for keeping the light on. Chico