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1960s Portable Record Player





Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 26, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, Technology, Teenagers, 1960's

Smarty Pants



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"They call me smarty pants!"

Wikipedia entry.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 23, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Music, 1970's

Swinging Little Government



Now, THIS is a great campaign song AND party platform. "Our secret weapon will be the Rolling Stones!"

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 21, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Government, Music, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960's

“Sex” by Shirley Bassey

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 10, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Sexuality, Sex Symbols, 1950's

9 Beet Super Stretch

Back in 2002, Scandinavian sound artist Leif Inge created a version of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony that was digitally stretched to be 24 hours long. Which is to say that the music played very, very slowly, but Inge somehow processed the sound to eliminate distortion and pitch shifting. He called his creation "9 Beet Stretch."

There used to be streaming versions of this online, but apparently no more. I couldn't get the stream on Inge's website to work. However, there are some brief samples of 9 Beet Stretch on YouTube, such as this one:



But even though you may not be able to listen to a 24-hour version of Beethoven's Ninth, it is possible to listen to an even longer, slower 24-DAY version of it. Earlier this year, someone (who hasn't revealed their identity) created a "9 Beet Super Stretch" and posted the entire thing, as a free streaming download, on bandcamp.com. Next someone needs to create a 9 Beet Super-Duper Stretch which could be, what, 24 weeks long?

I wonder what it would sound like if you took the 24-day version of the symphony and sped it up to play in one hour?

You can check out a brief sample of 9 Beet Super Stretch below:

Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 05, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Music

Williams-Dekker Piano-Teaching Computer

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This oddball hybrid technology seems to have vanished from history, as I can learn little about its fate after its 1970 launch.

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 29, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Technology, 1970's

Strip Polka



Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 20, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Entertainment, Dance, Music, Public Indecency, 1940's, Nudism, Skin and Skin Conditions

Dolph Traymon, 97-year-old at the Keyboard

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I cannot find anything to contradict this review from 2015 which had Dolph Traymon still tinkling the ivories at his Fife and Drum restaurant.



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Source of 1948 ad.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 19, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Music, Restaurants, 1910's, Longevity

Between Lust and Watching TV

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Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 17, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Music, Sexuality, Television, Husbands, Wives, 1970's

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