Edison: Your loving Father
November 22, 2004 1:33 PM   Subscribe

Edison spoke: "Of all my inventions, I liked the phonograph best..."

Auditory Antiquity as Anachronism.

Does One fancy the Sonic Cylinders and Spindled Spirals of Edison? are the Victorians' crackling gramophones what Ought to be? could it be the Transitory Teens for a treat in Tonality? perhaps One is enamored by the Resonance as Reasoned by the Roaring Decadence of Decade, the fret of Jitterbug Fears, and some Hopped-up Lindys instead?

Why not Then and Then to be found at Once?

( Fully formed Fondness recommends the abilities of a Reality Playfulness, the oddish Ogg, and an M.P.-third to boot. )
posted by tenseone (7 comments total)
I liked this FPP beyond rubies.

Thank you.
posted by Seth at 1:41 PM on November 22, 2004

Wait, was this FPP created by genefilter?

Aw, no, couldn't be, because genefilter doesn't put paragraph breaks in.


Well then.
posted by soyjoy at 1:48 PM on November 22, 2004

WOW! That's an impressive collection of (collections of) recordings. I've often wondered how much older music survived the copyright frenzy, and it looks like pretty much.

A lot of this stuff is pretty good quality for being almost (and in some cases more than) 100 years old. It's always interesting to see what kind of music people were making in the past and with some of these going back to the beginning of recorded sound, it's even more interesting.

You can even hear Abraham Lincoln play trombone on "(I'm Just Wild About) Animal Crackers".
Thanks! This will keep me busy for a while.
posted by nTeleKy at 1:53 PM on November 22, 2004

We <3 tenseone. Great fodder for my upcoming wacky musical stylings and interesting audio cut-ups in the middle of the night radio dj gig.
posted by Fezboy! at 2:08 PM on November 22, 2004

Thanks a-plenty, Tensone... I was trying to produce an appropriately anachronistic way of presenting all of the links that you'd posted over in the green, but my FPP collapsed under the weight of it's own portentiousness. 'Twas a great disaster.
posted by 40 Watt at 3:02 PM on November 22, 2004

Well played! And playing well, might I add.
posted by The White Hat at 8:29 PM on November 22, 2004

From the accounts I've read of Edison, he seems like no father of mine. (Well, actually... now that I think about it...)

Thanks for the links, though, tenseone. Lots of great music!
posted by squirrel at 8:45 PM on November 22, 2004

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