Monday, April 13, 2009

Life is Like an Etch-A-Sketch / MICHAEL McNEVIN

Just heard a song I really liked played on Contemporary Folk radio station. It was called Etch-A-Sketch. The basic theme was about the important things in life. Notice that in the photo of Michael McNevin there's a 4 pegger in the background. He has a CD that can be found on CD Baby, I'm gonna take a listen, HU.
This Contemporary Folk station plays the likes of: Cheryl Wheeler, Dar Williams, Chris Smither, Patty Larkin, ,...
History of Etch-A-Sketch (Curiousity)
In 1955, Frenchman Andre Cassagnes developed the toy he called the Telecran, which he modeled after a television. The toy was composed of a joystick, small plastic beads, aluminum powder, plastic and glass. The idea was to create a device that could draw without pens and paper. He sold the rights of the toy to Ohio Art in 1959. By 1960 the Etch-a-Sketch was on the market.
His MYSPACE page (Read his story):

1 comment:

  1. Michael McNevin is a treasure - I'm presenting him in my concert series ( Saturday, May 9 (can't wait!)...

    Thanks for adding me to your blogroll - very cool concept. I searched your blog and didn't find mention of them... so thought I'd give a heads-up about The Stringbusters (Pete and Maura Kennedy's ukelele duo incarnation) - Pete's rendition of Rhapsody in Blue is amazing...