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How to Cook a Conductor

The #UNCG Music Archives team found this gem of musical humor nestled between a Piatigorsky manuscript and a signed copy of the Messiaen Quartet in a recently acquired collection. Happy #MusicMonday   

***As a side note, the UNCG Special Collections & University Archives does not recommend or condone the catching and consumption of conductors. We advocate that conductors can best be experienced by observing them in their natural habitat.


John Coltrane


The Cosmere-obsessed sister duo of your dreams strikes again! This time my sister tackled a Parshendi tune from Words of Radiance. She put so much work into this and I think it’s gorgeous. She’s horrifically under-confident about her music, so reblogs/notes/comments/nice tags would mean the world to her! She’s brimming with ideas for more musical portraits of the Cosmere.

(My contribution: I created the logos, their animations, and the background image. I also put the video together!)


Phi-Phi by Kay Harpa




1. A Love Supreme, Part 1: Acknowledgement
2. A Love Supreme, Part 2: Resolution
3. A Love Supreme, Part 3: Pursuance/Part 4: Psalm

John Coltrane, tenor sax
McCoy Tyner, piano
Jimmy Garrison, bass
Elvin Jones, Drums


excited to share these homemade 70s dad rock vibes with you soon!!!!


Original photograph of Pink Floyd, London 1968 by photographer Stuart McIntyre

London 1968. Archival pigment photographic print printed on fine matte acid-free paper. Image size 26,5 x 27,5 cm

Original photograph of Pink Floyd in London January 1968, originally intended for Radio Luxembourg music magazine. From left, : Rick Wright keyboards. (1943-2008) David Gilmour guitar, he had joined the group in december 1967, replacing Syd Barrett who was having mental health issues, (he left Pink Floyd in April 1968), Nick Mason, drums. Roger Waters, bass

Archival pigment print in an edition of only 10 copies was made in Autumn 2016. The print (No. 2) is signed & numbered in hand by photographer

Framed in white woodframe. Please inquire for shipping costs before ordering!



Tim Buckley
Song to the Siren
Monkees TV Show

Long afloat on shipless oceans
I did all my best to smile
‘Til your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving to your isle
And you sang
Sail to me, sail to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you

Did I dream you dreamed about me ?
Were you hare when I was fox ?
Now my foolish boat is leaning
Broken lovelorn on your rocks
For you sing
'Touch me not, touch me not
Come back tomorrow
Oh my heart, oh my heart
Shies from the sorrow’

I am puzzled as the oyster
I am troubled as the tide
Should I stand amid your breakers ?
Or should I lie with death my bride ?
Hear me sing
'Swim to me, swim to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you’