New Digital Conversion Station (featuring the Quad Cities U.S.A. song!)

Conversion Station

 

Do you have home movies on VHS that you can’t watch?  Boxes of audio cassette tapes in your garage leftover from when you traded in your old car? LP records in your hall closet and no turntable?

We have a solution for your nostalgia-sickness:  Digitize your memorabilia and take it home on your flash drive!!

Our new Digital Conversion Station converts Vinyl, audio cassette tapes and video cassette tapes into digital files.

The conversion is done in real time, so it will take 2 hours to digitize a 2 hour movie.

The station is available for the public to use for up to 6 hours per day. Please call ahead at (563) 326-7902 to reserve your time.

There is no charge and you don’t need a library card to use it—all you need is a flash drive and time!

Naturally, we wouldn’t ask you to do anything we wouldn’t, so this morning, we digitized a 7 inch vinyl single of the “Themesong” of the Quad Cities, commissioned for the Quad-Cities USA campaign in 1980, which we blog about in a previous blog post.

Listen to the audio file below and sing along!

THEMESONG

Music: Bob Jenkins; Lyrics: Charlie Teague; Arranged & Produced: Bob Jenkins; Vocal: Brent Webster ©1980 by the Quad City Development Group

Lyrics:
I know a place
Where there’s work to be done
Where there’s room for me
and who I want to be.
Somewhere I can do the things
I’m good enough to do.
Where I can build my tomorrow.
Where I can live with the eagles.
Fly with the eagles and be free.
Quad Cities U.S.A.
Lookin’ better every day
Quad Cities, you’re the place I want to be.
I want to be.

There’s a river
A stream that works while it plays.
A road through history
Down to the shining sea.
This mighty, rollin’ river,
tells me that I’m home
Where I can build my tomorrow.
Where I can live with the river
Flow with the river and be free.
Quad Cities U.S.A.
Growin’ stronger every day
Quad Cities you’re the place I want to be.
I want to be.

On this good land
The seasons flavor my life.
And it’s good to know
Of things that live and grow.
I can raise my family
Where the good life’s gonna be.
And I can build my tomorrow.
Where I can live on the good land
Grow with the good land and be free.
Quad Cities U.S.A.
Growing better every day
Quad Cities you’re the place I want to be.

Where I can live with the eagles,
Fly with the eagles and be free.
Quad Cities U.S.A.
Lookin’ better every day
Quad Cities, you’re the place I want to be.
I want to be.
I want to be.

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11 Responses to New Digital Conversion Station (featuring the Quad Cities U.S.A. song!)

  1. This is a really nice feature to have at the library!

  2. Jannette Whitcomb says:

    Thank you for doing this! great song! Driving home for Christmas and plan to sing this song as I drive into the Quad Cities!
    Sincerely,
    Jannette

  3. Lanza Teague says:

    Thank you, so much, for posting this! It made my day to find this song online.

  4. Jason Teague says:

    I searched for this awhile back, and couldn’t find it. Thanks so much!

  5. Sarah Duckham says:

    I’ve been searching for this song to share with workmates. Life in Washington, DC now but never can take the Iowa out of the girl.

  6. Brian Tapp says:

    Does anyone have a copy of the commercial that was on the local TV stations?

  7. Gabby says:

    I’d have to set something like that up myself. My race tapes are 5 to 6 hours long, and there’s hundreds of them.

  8. Chris Miller says:

    I think I have this 45 record
    If anyone is interested

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