Murphy's PlaceDan Murphy
Online! The Outpost Radio Network has grown to three stations. The Acoustic Outpost, is where I play urban
folk and acoustic music 24/7. This continues the style of
from my shows on WCAS, WATD,
and New Hampshire Public
Radio. Closely related is Bob Dylan Tracks, a station playing exclusively the songs of Bob Dylan
as performed by Bob and others. I did my first all-Dylan show in
1968, and a series called "Dylan Days" on WATD. New as of the end
of 2010 is 57 Chevy Radio
playing good 'ol Rock and Roll from the 60s and late 50s and named for
that icon of the era, the 1957 Chevy.
These stations can be heard any hour of the day, anywhere in the
world! Each station website shows tracks currently playing and upcoming
And for anyone who remembers WCAS, we now have a WCAS history page. If you have any old WCAS stories or recollections, send them along. Going back further, here's a page for WTBS Nite Owl in the 60s and 70s. For even more ancient history, check out Downhome Radio, an article originally published in April 1995 about a couple of kids who were doing bootleg radio in the late 1950's.
|My BLOG, in a new format once again. A look out the virtual window at the passing parade. Used to be, I delivered these on the radio (WMBR, 88.1 FM, Cambridge/Boston and elsewhere) and then put the text here on the web. Years later, that got called "blogging". Whatever. Click here for the latest rants. Comments from the Outpost have been heard sporadically on WMBR since 1996. All of those old commentaries, plus MP3 downloads, can be found here.|
|The Spirit of Woody Guthrie. I recently
provided the music for a words-and-music presentation on the
"spiritual" songs of Woody Guthrie. Everyone knows "This Land
Is Your Land" and maybe a few of Woody's other old ballads, but these
songs are hidden gems! See and hear them all on youtube:
This Morning I Am Born Again
This Train Is Bound for Glory
This Land Is Your Land - The Whole Story
|Video: Hey, it's
been three years since I pulled an old video out of my files and did my
first post on youtube.
It was made the time I auditioned for the Survivor
show. OK, one of the times. It's called Survivorland Restaurant,
similarity to any other song you might have ever heard is, well, not
here. And digging even futher back in the archives,
I find but the music video version of The
Outpost, signature song on my
1997 CD. Watch here.
Various other things have been added too; one is a new video of an old
song, a little gem called "Think
of Me As Music" by Ric Masten. Watch.
|The Outpost and other Odd Places. "The Outpost" and 12 other odd and varied songs, featuring "The White House Un-American Activities Rag", aka the Watergate Story. Yes, that was almost 4 decades ago, but the story keeps being rerun in various forms every few years. Then too, there is "Danforth", aka J. Danforth Quayle. The song should be irrelevant, but some of the people running for office now make Dan Quayle sound like a Harvard scholar.|
|Music: And speaking
of The Outpost, songs are
slowly accumulating for
another CD release. Check 'em out here.
|A set of tunes recorded on the organ at the UU Church of Nashua, NH.|
Songs. Hymn for a
|The Doormat Singers. In the mid 1960s, there emerged around MIT's Cambridge campus a couple of guys doing stupid songs about student life. They went by the name of the Doormat Singers. For some unfathomable reason, I have had several inquiries about the Doormat Singers recently, so I've collected all the junk I can find and put it here. Bulletin: a most improbable event occurred recently - a Doormat Singers reunion concert. Details here. Checkout even more info courtesy of Daniel P. B. Smith who had the very first Doormat Singers page.|
|Other varied things to peruse:|
| TECO. TECO is the name of a text
editor that I
created on the DEC PDP-1 computer in 1962-63. It was subsequently
ported to many other machines, and it was the original text engine for
EMACS. I don't have a bunch of TECO lore here at present, but there is
lots to be found on the web. I particularly enjoyed Tom Almy's page
versions of TECO that run on Windows! Imagine that. Some other
interesting quotes are here.
A recent issue of the IEEE Annals of Computing History will included an article by me entitled "The Beginnings of TECO".
|Origins and Development of TOPS-20 TOPS-20 is a nifty operating system which I helped to create. It was originally known as TENEX, and this paper recounts the whole history. Visit TENEX and TOPS-20 Papers for more history and technical discussion. And check out Joe Smith's PDP-10 Page for tons of lore on DEC's 36-bit computers and operating systems. KI10 picture.|
Church of Nashua Check out Sermons
for more of
mine, including Rationality
and Spirituality - The church also has a nifty pipe organ
originally made in the 1890's. Click here
for a set of tunes I recorded on it a few years ago.
|Imagine -- John Lennon|
| The Human
Producers of workshops on Sex, Love, and Intimacy. Stan Dale, the
founder of the Human Awareness Institute and a dear friend, passed away
on June 8, 2007 leaving behind an unmatched legacy of love and many
thousands of people whose lives have been touched by Stan and the
workshops he created. For me, there is no better way to
Stan than by listening to his voice and his heart through the recordings on this page
dedicated to him.
|Sun, Sand, and... Sometimes less is more!|
|Theater organs Yes, long before synthesizers, 10,000 watt PA amplifiers, and rock light shows, the most amazing combination of music and technology on earth was the theater pipe organ -- the "Mighty WurliTzer" and those made by several other companies. Many of these instruments are still use after 60+ years, lovingly maintained by loyal fans. I've had the opportunity to play a number of these, including the Detroit Fox 36-rank Wurlitzer. For the finest electronic theater organ ever, listen to the Rodgers Theatre 360 whic It is no longer in production, but I know of one for sale. Email if interested. Finally, check out some recordings I made a few years ago on the pipe organ at the UU Church in Nashua. It is not a theater organ -- I just play it like one.|
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