Bruce Lee’s Lost TV Interview

Bruce Lee’s Lost TV Interview

In Hong Kong, teams visited the memorial statu...
In Hong Kong, teams visited the memorial statue of martial artist and film star Bruce Lee on the Avenue of Stars. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An Open Culture article brought my attention to this video. The 25-minute interview originally took place in 1971. I know a good number of people who are into the martial arts. I thought they might like it if I gave this shout out.

If you are interested in more Bruce Lee, his audition for The Green Hornet, for example, there are links in the article at Open Culture. The video is after the break.

This work has fortunately fallen into public domain.

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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.