Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else
May 10, 2007 4:14 PM   Subscribe

Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else is Lee Hartsfeld's mp3-blog. He posts mostly pre-1960 music, most ripped from his extensive lp collection. Genres he posts include gospel, christian comedy, elevator music, space age exotica mood lounge pop and odd Beatles covers.
posted by Kattullus (21 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks for the post, Kattullus, I'm always happy to learn about another music blog. Ya can't have too many!

On the top page you linked to first, with his most recent entry, the blogger seems to have a bit of a beef with WFMU's Beware of the Blog. Censorship issues, says he. Hmmm...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:27 PM on May 10, 2007

Wow. Quite the criticism of the WFMU blog there.

WFMU is pretty much my favorite blog in the whole intarwebs, but I can actually sympathize with the criticism (if not the anger). When you're writing about "outsider" music, there's a real fine line between appreciation and gawking. The line is made even finer by the fact that most of the people you're writing about know that they're funny.
posted by roll truck roll at 4:39 PM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]

Great stuff. Especially the space age exotica mood lounge pop. I love that this is being done. So much music is sitting offline gathering dust, and it takes dedicated enthusiasts to transfer it to digital and scan the covers. Lot of work, and hopefully this will help preserve some of it for posterity. Glad he makes downloads so easy.
posted by Blingo at 5:03 PM on May 10, 2007

Nice post!

I'm not familiar with the WFMU blog; I used to enjoy the station, but if he's correct that they delete dissenting comments but "retain the sarcastic responses to the censored post after erasing the original words," then they're assholes, I don't care how hip they are.
posted by languagehat at 5:17 PM on May 10, 2007

Your man has had a bit of a beef with WFMU for a while - the ongoing and incredibly tedious flood of Christian comedy posts were all to score points against a single post at WFMU. I've taken to skipping the words and just clicking the links to download the often incredible music posted.
posted by jack_mo at 5:44 PM on May 10, 2007

Aww damn. Had I seen the top entry I would've held the post back a few days. Not because I think WFMU is sacrosanct, but because his fraught relationship with Beware of the Blog (and Huffington Post) is not what draws me to the site. When I started to write the post the silly picture was the top entry. Oh well. I don't see it stopping anyone from checking out the music, so no harm is done.
posted by Kattullus at 6:06 PM on May 10, 2007

New iTunes playlist. "Weird Beatles' Covers"
posted by drleary at 6:20 PM on May 10, 2007

Thank you, kat.
Owe ya a Rhode Island Red.
posted by Dizzy at 6:34 PM on May 10, 2007

My iPod thanks you.
posted by furtive at 6:54 PM on May 10, 2007

posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:15 PM on May 10, 2007

I am going nuts trying to eat a huge bowl of noodles while downloading ALL OF THIS. NOODLES! MUSIC! NOO--

*head, belly asplode*
posted by hermitosis at 7:16 PM on May 10, 2007

I don't know Dizzy, I'd appreciate the gift, but I fear, what with having a cat, the apartment would become a battlefield. And I don't know who'd come out on top, the cat or the chicken...

...oh, the beer! Anytime, anytime. Speaking of, maybe I should see if there's interest for a Providence/Southeastern New England meetup.
posted by Kattullus at 7:29 PM on May 10, 2007

(In 1971 when I was 9 years old I spent six weeks at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim and they played "Pagan Love Song" every hour on the hour.
Jeezus God Jeezus God I hadn't heard that song in 35 years.
I can still smell the Monorail.)
(I may seek professional help.)
posted by Dizzy at 7:29 PM on May 10, 2007

Yes I will buy you beer lots of beer lots and lots to get that song out of my head.
posted by Dizzy at 7:31 PM on May 10, 2007

One grape space age exotica mood lounge popsicle, please! And hold the cheese!
posted by Twang at 8:02 PM on May 10, 2007

O shit this is good.
posted by vronsky at 9:25 PM on May 10, 2007

I Want You to Be My Baby (1955) is rockin!
posted by stbalbach at 5:12 AM on May 11, 2007

Nice. Could you add the tag mp3?
posted by algreer at 5:20 AM on May 11, 2007

I too love BOTB, but yes, their comments are over-moderated.
posted by stinkycheese at 11:11 AM on May 11, 2007

Ben Greenman has a great post up at M-worx.
posted by vronsky at 11:08 PM on May 11, 2007

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