Friday, March 09, 2007

free audio books - classic literature that you should read or at least listen to

Free Classic Audio Books
Digital Narration for the 21st Century

About 60 different books in MP3 and M4B format (iTunes/iPod - so you can put them in the audiobooks tab and use bookmarks). Click here to find the books.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Patriotic Music from WWI

Excellent collection from the early 1900's. Not easy to just click and get them all but worth a little time if you are into historically significant audio. Find it here.

mashups - combining one song with another

2700+ mashups (combinations of two songs) available for your immediate perusal. Click here to get started.

I am not a huge fan of this genre but I find the Beatles mashups interesting.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Hungary - Nomada/various artists mixtape

Various Artists - Hungary Creative Commons Mix

I really can't tell what the actual title of this cd is supposed to be but I can tell you that it is a pretty groovy set of tunes with a lot of gypsy influence and a little rock.

Musopen - public domain classical

There aren't a lot of complete albums here and it kind of looks like a site in it's infancy but I wanted to at least mention the site. Hundreds of great classical tracks by all the classic composers (that is why it is public domain music dummy!). Click here for the homepage.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Music about the atomic bomb???

Political propaganda songs were really nothing new in the mid 40's as they had been around nearly as long as politics itself. But when 'the' bomb was unleashed upon the world a new genre was created - Music About the Atomic Bomb. Twenty-one songs from 1944-1964 are highlighted here.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

the good kind of CAR CRASH

Car Crash - Et Le Silence Est Entendu

Damn! There is a lot of really great stuff on Jamendo. Here is one that I just found, excellent indie pop/emo type music. Lots of raging guitar and emotionally charged vocals. This one comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Monday, January 22, 2007

You know, the guy from A CHRISTMAS STORY

Jean Shepherd (Ralphie in 'A Christmas Story', not the actor but the person of which the movie was based - and also the narrator) had a popular radio show on WOR in New York city in the 60's and if one searches hard enough many of these shows still exist in mp3 format. A lot of the material is dated but if you are lucky you just might get to hear one of stories that went in to the making of the movie. Here is the story of the pink bunny slippers.

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