7 Inches & Other Delights

by Bubbles in the Think Tank

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Mr. Dino says, "I'm a record!" Talk about records How they're made What they mean To people Their history Tar out of the earth Tarnation! Record station Radio plays them All day long The clocking spinning Valley of nooks and crannies Needle riding ups and downs Zooms up the stylus Through wired Amplification Sound Where does the sound start? Born to beat The boom The drum The heart The moan The nursery hum. This is a record poem Recorded for your listening pleasure Half the time is for the grooves The other half for pleasure In rooms made of every sound Garages Spare rooms Plug it in... The inner sleeve Cardboard Liner notes Thanks to... Artwork Photography Cover design creates A multifaceted Timeline of the Last 100 and something years... Grooving the grooves like Bumps in the night... "I made a record poem!" Records? One of the few XMAS presents One knew But could be anything. ("Hey. I don't get all the long specifics, But science makes records!") Lacquer masters the Sound factor Speed and Playing time and Sound levels Number of grooves per inch? Sound dynamics How far apart? (How the hell does the needle know what to play? Where to start!) Are original tapes really in vaults forever? Vibrating Air translates the brain mouth makes Sounds into music Listening Notes recorded AND A whole history of how that happens? Available upon request! Nickel’s needed Smooth walled grooves Thin deposits of copper Thick copper. A roadmap of lacquer masters Silver to the face Grooves in lacquer positive Another separation Mold lacquer master stamper Metal builds up Hard nickel Ridges press the groove In records Trimmed Edged Two tons of pressure The finest pure vinyl obtainable Granules melted and A new record stamped every few seconds (I'm Mr. Dino. Remember me? I bring you music!) It cools plays Pressings begin Ingenious machine turns them out Automatically Stacked trimmed Sleeve hole up! Mold is played 8 hours a day A record listener listens No defects allowed! It's exacting transferring soul. (And now... THE NOTES! Humanities: the story of communication, Music, rhythm, and how it all happened, Liner notes Maths and sciences: acoustics, electricity, Magnetism, invention, time signatures Economics: who pays and who gains, Supporting an enterprise of people Means an underbelly of cheats and liars so Create a big tent that allows creativity…) I love the label circles in the Middle of the records! All the different labels! Thought to sound Sound as chemical current Vibrating the Transfer of soul To soul Nowhere is technology so matched To this natural progression Than making a record. Beating melody Grooves lay the information Records have it all. KTUF December 2013 cum January 2014
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about

I used to think that it could never be better than the first time.

But that was so many years ago.

Now I know that every time we come together, it gets so much better. And so now it’s time to ask you, the listener or the fan or the vinyl enthusiast, to come with me on the journey to find ... no, to create 7 Inches & Other Delights.

We've tried again to make things the best they can be. I know, we ask ourselves all the time just how these records keep getting better and better when the last one was the most perfect record ever.

But I know why. It’s because we do it together. So let’s do it again.

First we made The Petite 7 Inch Record. Then last year, it was Eponymously Entitled.

And this time, it’s 7 Inches & Other Delights!

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released April 19, 2014

Brought to You by:

Belinda - Dominatrix of the Airwaves & Most Exalted Monkey Queen of Rock & Roll
January Fairy - Effervescent Queen & Voice In Your Dreams

The Ever-Embiggening Staff of Bubbles in the Think Tank:
Rich Culbertson - Executive Producer
Fred Boak - Associate Producer and Valet (when Chandler isn’t using him)
Marshall Frederick Stockwell Jr. - Titular Head of Research
Sweet Joe Silver - Churlman of the Board, NYC office
Vince Hans - RadiObituary collaborator from TheMusicsOver.com
Paul Cirincione - Spiritual Advisor
Not Todd - Keymaster in charge of Quality Control
KTUF - Poet Laureate
Saint Slade - Cat Wrangler
Scott Cornish - Ambassador Feelgood
Chuck U - Not Belinda
Percy the Helper Monkey

The Upstanding Production Staff:
Fred Boak - Artist Wrangler and Moral Support
Shaun “Wolf” Wortis - Art Director
Jad Fair - Artist (front cover)
Deane Arnold - Label design
Marshal Frederick Stockwell Jr. - Titular art contributions
Harold Feld - Liner Notes
Mike Conway - Crisp Captioning
KTUF - Poetry
Paul Cirincione - Record Release Party coordinator

Special Thanks:
David Andrew Dugle and Bill Brinkmoeller, who started it all
Paul Rapp, Esq
You, The Listener. Yes, it’s all about you.
The artists from all three records, but especially Ray Mason who inspired me to finally do this and may well be the best human on the planet and Chandler Travis for allowing Bubbles in the Think Tank to hitch our wagon to his star and not complaining about it too much

After expenses, proceeds from this record will go to support WMFO 91.5FM, the Boston home of Bubbles in the Think Tank. We love WMFO!

Produced in loving memory of Tommy Ardolino
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Bubbles in the Think Tank is a silly radio show that airs Saturdays at 11pm eastern in the Boston area on WMFO 91.5FM and online at wmfo.org. Archives are always available at bubblesinthethinktank.com.

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