Thursday, January 31, 2008
"WE'RE GOING TO HAVE FUN!! HA, HA, HA, HA, HAAAAAAAA!!!!"
Pay no mind to the crazed guy in the photo--I have no idea who he is. But he sure seems to be having fun.
And we are going to have fun, too. Oh, yes, we are. These fun sounds will provide the background music for our fun. Prepare to have fun.
Did I mention that these sounds are fun? They are.
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Farmer's Creed--Sperry-New Holland Radio Commercial.
Bale Wagons (Full Line)--Sperry-New Holland Radio Commercial.
Super 1048 Bale Wagon--Sperry-New Holland Radio Commercial.
Theme from Ben Casey (Raskin)--Valjean, piano, w. Jon Neel Orch., 1962.
You're Bound to Look Like a Monkey--Bob Crosby's Bob Cats, 1940.
I Love Him So Much (I Could Scream)--Peggy Lloyd, 1954.
Man with New Radio (Templeton)--Alec Templeton, 1939.
Little Orphan Annie--The Ray Charles Singers, 1966.
Eight Million Stories (In the Naked City)--Bobby Scott, 1968.
Departure of a Hamburg American Liner--Spencer and Price, 1903.
Where's Flo?--Don Lucas, 1962.
Stranded in the Jungle--The Rhythm Rockets.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
"This wonderful relic from the dawn of speech synthesis is a 2-minute recording from Bell Laboratories, showcasing the work of John L. Kelly and Louis J. Gerstman for the Visual and Acoustics Research Department," reads Microship's eBay ad for Synthesized Speech (1961), which has four days and ten hours to go (as I write this). I featured this very record (well, my copy of it) last year and got a ton of hits. Here's your chance to own the disc itself.
Hear the synthesized-speech version of Daisy, Daisy that inspired HAL's 2001 performance. (Who'd have thought HAL's was a cover version?)
Check it out.