The First Spin

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

(photo: David Garland.)

David Garland reached deep into the archive, and found a cassette tape of the very first Spinning On Air show, broadcast August 2, 1987. Appropriately enough, it features music that makes prominent use of tape recorders as musical instruments and compositional tools. During this month we're celebrating 25 years of Spinning On Air by listening to a few shows from the program's archives. This one includes music by Perrey & Kingsley, Les Paul, Otto Leuning, Elsa Popping and her Pixie Land Band, Jim Fassett, and many others, hosted by the 25 years younger Garland.

Tickets are going fast for the Nov. 14th Spinning On Air anniversary event in The Greene Space with Yoko Ono, John Zorn, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Diane Cluck, and more. If the event is sold out, you can watch the live video webcast, Wednesday at 7 pm, at

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