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April 17, 2013 10:19 PM   Subscribe

Ever heard of the Voice-O-Graph? Just STEP IN and RECORD YOUR OWN VOICE! RECORDING PLAYED BACK AND DELIVERED TO YOU WITHIN TWO MINUTES ! And now, thanks to benevolent rock god Jack White, you can do it TODAY!
posted by flapjax at midnite (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
"The White Stripes classic 2003 album.."

Classic. 2003? OMG. I'm prehistoric. And stopped reading.
posted by Goofyy at 10:39 PM on April 17, 2013


I'm prehistoric.

Join the club.

And stopped reading.

Hey, dude, don't do that. You might miss something valuable. And I'd allow the young folk a little elbow room to be, well, not as enlightened as you are. You know, with all that prehistoric knowledge they haven't quite had the time to glean yet.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:53 PM on April 17, 2013


Oh, I meant to put this into the FPP.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:06 PM on April 17, 2013


I hate the sound of my voice played back.
posted by y2karl at 11:38 PM on April 17, 2013


As with everything else, I see the price has gone up.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:40 PM on April 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


We ain't one-at-a-timin' here, we mass communicatin'!

Seriously though, this is wonderful. I understand The White Stripes may not be officially cool anymore but I can't help loving stuff like this, or last years ridiculous helium balloon single release stunt.
posted by Lorin at 11:54 PM on April 17, 2013


I hate the sound of my voice played back.

Almost everyone does.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:24 AM on April 18, 2013


This got my nostalgia bone goin’...Made me think of the times I spend in the listening booths at the record stores.
Back when you could pick out a record and listen to it in a private booth before you choose to buy.
posted by quazichimp at 1:42 AM on April 18, 2013


Similar technology to the Voice-O-Graph features in Graham Greene's 1938 novel Brighton Rock - see this clip from the 1947 film: Major Spoiler! Youtube clip. Actually, the way this recording features in the ending of the movie is very different from the book.
posted by jamespake at 5:20 AM on April 18, 2013


The video of the booth at Third Man is like a hipstersplosion, but goddamn if it doesn't make it look like the greatest thing of all time. The 1950s got all the best futures.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:30 AM on April 18, 2013


All I know is that people will record sensitive and secret information on these discs and then leave them scattered about otherwise unrelated storage closets, photography offices, and warehouses.
posted by The Whelk at 8:07 AM on April 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Whelk, that sounds like a brilliant premise for a Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer episode.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:39 AM on April 18, 2013


There was one of these at the Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz until the 70's. I picked up a 78 a few years ago with a local singer on it that was done using one.
posted by boilermonster at 9:02 AM on April 18, 2013


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