i hate spam, but i love spamradio...
March 19, 2002 4:35 PM   Subscribe

i hate spam, but i love spamradio... the guys at spamradio use text to speech software on spam messages they recieve and mix the results with ambient music for truly disturbing and amazing results. from "run your own porn site" to "start spamming now", this is quite a quirky bit of audio.
posted by boogah (12 comments total)
Ken Nordine meets Eliza. They have a love child. That child makes a rock album. Spamradio sounds better than Julian Lennon, but not by much.
posted by ZachsMind at 5:01 PM on March 19, 2002

ZachsMind: couldn't have said it better myself.

[unfortunatley, the stream is on what seems to be a two and a half hour loop at the moment, so i can't go putting this on my "i'll listen to this all the time" short list.]
posted by boogah at 5:13 PM on March 19, 2002

It doesn't seem to be working for me, I don't know what I'm doing wrong... maybe it's because I'm on a mac?
posted by Jubey at 5:25 PM on March 19, 2002

It should spawn your iTunes app and play just fine.

In other news, I was pretty disappointed with what I heard. Maybe if the background music was more in the foreground?
posted by jragon at 6:16 PM on March 19, 2002

Not working for me.
posted by ParisParamus at 7:33 PM on March 19, 2002

Thi is much fun. Thanks.

I particularly like the 'can you trust anyone' spam. It's really good, very bladerunner, very sci-fi.
posted by nedrichards at 4:05 AM on March 20, 2002

Thanks for a very entertaining post.
posted by ParisParamus at 5:26 AM on March 20, 2002

thank you paris. i attempt to post less news and more nuggets like this because folks seem to appreciate them.

posted by boogah at 11:04 AM on March 20, 2002

Any idea why some of the links activate iTunes for me, but others don't work?
posted by ParisParamus at 11:36 AM on March 20, 2002

sloppy links? perhaps itunes doesn't like the m3u format [what it passes it's playlist along as. m3u = winamp playlist] and just craps out if it doesn't meet an expected format. the much more universal .pls is a bit more accepted across clients that support streaming mp3.
posted by boogah at 11:46 AM on March 20, 2002

It works better with WinAmp, but then everything goes better with WinAmp.

"Sorry. We do not accept Discover."

I like the best ones they offer. It's like the Top10 pop charts of the station. The Certified Priest track is ambitious. The music is nice, and the spam is ..disturbing. I mean I know there's mail-order priest certificate scams, but hearing it described in this way, it feels so deliciously blasphemous. I'd like to think God would get a good laugh out of it.

"To receive your sirtiffahket by mail.." LOL!
posted by ZachsMind at 6:47 AM on March 26, 2002

Ooh! Perhaps more interesting is where most of the music from spamradio comes from. Check out Monotonik.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:56 AM on March 26, 2002

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