Basic Hip Digital Oddio
December 19, 2002 12:49 AM   Subscribe

Basic Hip Digital Oddio - About ten really good Metafilter posts in one place. Way too much good stuff here. I'm going to list a few things that I really enjoyed, feel free to discuss anything else on the site too.

Tony Schwartz: Documented life in NY from a personal wire recorder. Listen to this endearing 20 min winamp stream of his adoption of a dog. For the International Typographic Association, he attempted to produce what type and lettering might sound like.

Brother Bones: Listen to this legend 'play them bones' on the definitive Sweet Georgia Brown (aka: Harlem Globetrotters Theme).

Gerald McBoingBoing: Dr.Seuss tale as told by The Great Gildersleeve.

Kenyon Hopkins: Incredible unsung composer, check out Esquire's Sound Tour series.
posted by Stan Chin (19 comments total)
Yeeeesh... sorry, I didn't realize how bad it would look once it was on the front page. I should have done [more inside]. My bad, carry on.
posted by Stan Chin at 12:51 AM on December 19, 2002

Wow, Stan - great post! It was fun for the irc commissars to watch and hear you compose it on the fly. Thanks! We always knew you had it in you. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:52 AM on December 19, 2002

Oh, and certainly, if it's 4AM where you are like I am, and you're trying to get to sleep, Listen to FRANKLYN MacCORMACK.

Scroll down to the Mind Development series, and listen to the Deep Relaxation excercise.

And all of a sudden you'll feel like you're in one of those old Goofy cartoons.
posted by Stan Chin at 1:17 AM on December 19, 2002

sweet stuff stan (yeah i'm still up). of course i would be remiss if i didn't just go for it and say: check out Ali and His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 1:20 AM on December 19, 2002

Stan Chin, I browsed quickly through the site and called in sick at work (in a soft, but squeaky voice: "It must have been something I ate") No way work is going to ruin my day. The sound of typo, I always knew there was something more serious going on than a concert I saw once of some avant garde fringe head drummer who "played" the newspaper. That sucked big time, it sounded like an Arial Black from the beginning to the end.
posted by ouke at 1:21 AM on December 19, 2002

I'm at work but will engineer some freak photocopying accident - thanks very much!
posted by gravelshoes at 2:00 AM on December 19, 2002

Now we just wait for some hand-wringing busybody to post about this thread on MeTa.
posted by wackybrit at 3:32 AM on December 19, 2002

Wow, this is good. Yea verily. Thanks Stan.
posted by Tacodog at 3:57 AM on December 19, 2002

Great find Stan Chin - any site that includes patience & prudence has to be good!
posted by madamjujujive at 5:08 AM on December 19, 2002

The Tony Schwartz links are good. More quirky audio, please. Submitted for your listening pleasure: a 1964 IBM printer, programmed to play music (scroll down a bit). God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman is a good seasonal choice.
posted by iconomy at 5:26 AM on December 19, 2002

Quite like Secret Agent Man Radio. thanks Stan.
posted by btwillig at 5:46 AM on December 19, 2002

Secret Agent Man Radio is fantastic! Thanks for the link, Stan.
posted by ashbury at 6:19 AM on December 19, 2002

When I was a kid in the Fifties, Gerald McBoingBoing was one of my favorite cartoons. My dad had a 16mm projector and would rent cartoons and documentaries and The Red Balloon and stuff from the St. Louis County public library; then we'd get the neighbor kids over and have film nights.

Gerald McBoingBoing was pure magic to me.
posted by kozad at 7:04 AM on December 19, 2002

Thanks, Stan. This rocks.
posted by brand-gnu at 7:53 AM on December 19, 2002

Yes, Secret Agent Radio is very, very good. But could someone explain the fascination or passing interest people have in Patience and Prudence? It boggles my mind. Maybe before my time.
posted by Stan Chin at 10:46 AM on December 19, 2002

This is turbo-cool. Fan----tastic.
posted by Fabulon7 at 1:40 PM on December 19, 2002

This is the super coolest post of the year. Thank you! This post is akin to getting that rare and amazing gift you didn't even know you wanted and until you unwrap it. I've loved Patience & Prudence ever since hearing A Smile and A Ribbon on the Ghostworld soundtrack.
posted by VelvetHellvis at 1:51 PM on December 19, 2002

yeah; this is definitely getting my vote for Post of the Year. Patience and Prudence is amazing!
posted by kaibutsu at 3:56 AM on December 20, 2002

Stan Chin - Thanks! Great post. I especially liked the "Patience and Prudence"/"Very nice is Bali Bali" song. The 50's were a weird time in the US, I'd say.....
posted by troutfishing at 8:24 AM on December 20, 2002

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