10,000 Free Cylinder Audio Downloads

cylinder recording photo
Photo by Marcin Wichary

The earliest recordings, before those black-grooved-plastic-thingies, were done on cylinders of wax, tin foil and plastic.  While the first media for audio may lack much by today’s standards, there remain many reasons to keep these accessible, if nothing more for the sake of history and education.

Open Culture is a great source for matters regarding what is well described by their name.  They featured an article about the University of California-Santa Barbara Cylinder Audio Archive releasing 10,000 cylinder recordings for streaming or downloading.  Not only is the collection free, but is also searchable and has a page organized for browsing. The browse page offers both genre and instrument category links.


2015.11.22 – Lumpy’s Links

Lumpy’s Links for 2015.11.22

Greetings Reader,

Thank you for checking out the first list of weekly links I have shared in a good while.

Here they are:

  • Ludicrous – While I am all for freedom of religion, wearing a spaghetti strainer helmet for you driver’s license photo, in my humble opinion, is ludicrous. Although I confess, she looks happy in the photo.
  • Useful – I find TweetDeck the ONLY way to use Twitter, without it, the 1K+ tweeps I follow would be nothing but noise. This article at at The Verge explains how to use the filters.
  • Music – Alice Cooper plays a suprise gig. (some video is embedded below)
  • PPhoto – Most likely, this bright streak, is from the Taurids meteor shower. Regardless, it is a great photo.
  • Yours (Something tweeted to me or emailed) – This being the first one in a long while, to date, I have received nothing.
  • Science – How about using plasma to grow diamonds?
  • I had to mention this one as a bonus. It is just a really kewl looking Alien

Since it has been a while since I have published one of these and also the week of Thanksgiving here are a few links for the black shopping days. I originally heard of or found all of these and many more useful tips, hacks and tricks Lifehacker.

Thanks for reading, feel free to share, comment or even send me a PayPal Tip. Feel free to send me any and all suggestions you wish or hit @Lumpy on twitter

Alice Cooper – I’m Eighteen

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Pardon My Theme Dust

construction photoWhile I really liked my previous WordPress Theme, it has been way too many years since it was updated. Pardon any ugliness that may occur as I update the site to a new look.  As usual, comments and feedback are welcome.