15 August 2009

40 by 40 Update: #32 Go to the Museum of Television and Radio

(Back in May of 2007 I noticed that a bunch of people in the blogosphere had created lists of 101 things to do in 1001 days. I was intrigued by the notion but felt I needed to change the parameters. So I created my 40 by 40 list. 40 things I wanted to do before I turned 40. Well on August 17th I turn 40, and I need to give $10 to charity for every uncompleted item. So it is time to see how I did.)

32. Go to the Museum of Television and Radio - COMPLETED
Running Tally: $140.00 to charity.

Back in December I made it to the Museum of Television and Radio, now called the Paley Center for Media. My main interest was in finding old television appearances by The Womenfolk. I only managed to find one, on a show called Dial "M" for Music. It was a really great show and the women sounded great. You can read about it here. I did a similar search at the Library of Congress and did manage to find more recordings of shows that included the Womenfolk. Unfortunately, at the LOC the recordings are on various tape media and you aren't allowed to fast forward. This meant I had to sit through lots of boring variety shows waiting for the women to appear. On top of that, the performances were a little to canned to satisfy the show formats. The Dial "M" appearance that I saw first was by far the best. I wouldn't mind seeing it again.

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