The Song-Poem Archived Music Series
February 11, 2009 4:51 PM   Subscribe

The American Song-Poem Music Archives dropped its song-poem mp3s in 2004, but Lee Rosevere "managed to collect all the tunes from the site and squirreled them away." Today he presents the first volume of the Song-Poem Archived Music series at WFMU's Beware of the Blog. (previously)
posted by Knappster (6 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Somehow I knew that if I waited until after work to post this, someone else would.
posted by roll truck roll at 4:55 PM on February 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

Point 1: Awesome. I first heard of Song-Poems from The American Song-Poem Anthology, and I am glad someone kept these around.

Point 2: "All tracks have been fixed up (I hesitate to say remastered) and re-encoded at a higher bitrate for maximum enjoyment." It doesn't work that way. You can't get more quality by simply re-encoding something at a higher bitrate. Maybe you can do some EQing and then re-encode it. In which case, encoding it at a higher bitrate is probably a good idea, but still won't gain back lost information from the original encoding.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:12 PM on February 11, 2009

I've been crying myself to sleep nearly every night after my old computer died and took all those mp3 files with it. Hallefuckingllujah!
posted by dhammond at 5:13 PM on February 11, 2009

"The blind man's penis is erect because he's blind"

Let 'em hear you outside!!
posted by pianomover at 5:17 PM on February 11, 2009

I have them all squirreled away too, so many awesome songs...I first found them through Otis Fodder's 365 day project

I’ve seen the academy awards
I’ve been around
Gyrate for physicet beam dreams, down...(mp3)
posted by phirleh at 6:15 PM on February 11, 2009

I have been hunting that "Stevie Wonder Penis" song for years. Anybody have a link for that one?
posted by stinkycheese at 10:31 AM on February 12, 2009

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