It’s Friday: Let’s Dance

For those of us who grew up on MTV and Pop-Up Video on VH1, capturing your favorite music videos meant hovering over the VCR, ready to punch the record button as soon as that 4 minute snippet started to play, with the song ID information in the lower left hand corner (same process for snagging tunes off the radio, usually with some DJ talk or a blerrrrb sound on the tape from hitting “Record” poorly). Oh, and the devastation when you realized Dad taped over all your hard work just to record Miami Vice that he never got around to watching. The horror!

Youtube just makes it so effortless.

Let’s Dance

About Becky Fifield

Becky Fifield is a cultural heritage professional with 25 years experience in institutions large and small. She is currently Head of Collection Management for the Special Collections of the New York Public Library. An advocate for preventive conservation, Ms. Fifield is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation, Chair of the AIC Collection Care Network, and former Chair of Alliance for Response NYC. She is also a scholar of 18th century female unfree labor and dress. There's a bit of pun in the title The Still Room, delineating a quiet space brimming with the ingredients of memory, where consideration, analysis, and wordcraft can take place. Ms. Fifield’s interests include museum practice, dress history, historic preservation, transit, social and women’s history, food, current events, geneaology, roadtrips, and considerations on general sense of place. Becky and her husband, Dr. V, live in the Hudson Valley.