Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 418
- Apr 6, 2020 6:00 pm
- 50:36 mins
Antique Clockwork Guest: Brittany Cox, Antiquarian Horologist and founder of Memoria Technica, an independent workshop based in Seattle that focuses on horological conservation and bespoke services. Antiquarian horology is the study of antique clockwork. Horology has been used for technological, religious, musical, ornamental, and timing purposes, and is an essential part of history. Handel's Clock Music Guest: Luke Howard, associate professor of music history at BYU Handel is well known for his composition of Messiah, an English oratorio that tells the story of Jesus Christ, but Handel also composed music for clocks. The Spot Where Country Music’s First Hit Was Recorded Faces Demolition Guest: Steve Goodson, Associate Professor of History, University of West Georgia, and author, "Highbrows, Hillbillies, and Hellfire: Public Entertainment in Atlanta, 1880-1930" The spot where country music’s first real hit was recorded in 1923 is marked for demolition to make way for a high-rise timeshare and an outlet of the Jimmy Buffett-inspired Margaritaville restaurant.