Friday, September 22, 2006

Old School

The oldest audio ever recorded. Hauntingly beautiful.

Transcript of Arthur Sullivan's message to Edison upon introduction to the phonograph:

" . . . For myself, I can only say that I am astonished and somewhat terrified at the results of this evening's experiment -- astonished at the wonderful power you have developed, and terrified at the thought that so much hideous and bad music may be put on record forever. But all the same, I think it is the most wonderful thing that I have ever experienced, and I congratulate you with all my heart on this wonderful discovery."

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