The Lozarithm Lens

By lozarithm

The Old Forge (Thursday 30th March 2017)

Diary blip of the Old Forge pathway being prepared. The side path between the outbuilding and the forest garden is shown in the Extra.

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3.4.2017 (1447 hr)

Blip #2065 (#2315 including 250 archived blips)
Consecutive Blip #014
Blips/Extras In 2017 #102
Day #2562 (511 gaps from 26 March 2010)
LOTD #1300 (#1426 including 126 on archived blips)

Taken with Pentax K-1 and Pentax HD P-D FA15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR

Old Forge series
Diary Blip series

Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Rosie and the Originals - Angel Baby (1960)
R.I.P. Rosalie Méndez Hamlin (21 July 1945, Klamath Falls OR - 30 March 2017)
'Rosalie "Rosie" Méndez Hamlin was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 21, 1945, to a Mexican mother and an Anglo-American father. She spent part of her childhood between Anchorage, Alaska and California, before her family moved to National City, California. She started singing with a band at thirteen. She wrote the lyrics for "Angel Baby" as a poem for "my very first boyfriend" when she was 14 years old, still attending Mission Bay High School in San Diego, California. When she was 15, she and some friends rented the only recording studio they could find within 100 miles of San Diego located in San Marcos, California, to record the song. The studio was owned by an airplane mechanic who had taken part of his hangar to make it. The resulting record had a very simplistic sound, and, in fact, was eventually slightly damaged from excessive playing, so the group was unable to find a record label to distribute it. Finally, after taking the master to a department store, they convinced a manager to play it in the listening booth of the store's music department. The song received positive reactions from teenage listeners, and a scout from Highland Records offered the group a recording contract, under the condition that the company take possession of the master recording, and that David Ponci be named as the author of the song, as he was the eldest member of the group.
"Angel Baby" made its radio debut in November 1960, before the group had even received their contract. When the contract finally came, Hamlin found that she was ineligible to collect record royalties from the song because she was not listed as the songwriter. This led to the group's break-up, and although Hamlin secured the copyright to her music in 1961, decades of battles over royalties followed.' - Wikipedia page


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