february 16, 2003.
Since the first of this january, Otis Fodder, from Seatlle, Washington, posts a brand new audio curiosity every day,
in mp3 format, downloadable from his otisfodder.com.
He intends to continue to do so for the rest of 2003.
With a little help from friends and visitors.
All hunting for rare records and recordings, bizarre & curious tapes, radiophonics.
If you have a weak spot for the weird and the absurd - despite it being somewhat of the campy sort - you will enjoy this 365 Days project.
Listening to Otis's collection is a bit like washing my ears out; pretty daft, some of the time, sometimes nothing short of brilliant; usually good for a smile, occasionally for shouts of wild laughter. I mean: do not miss this!
There's School Band Music, lots of Product Music, karaoke recording-booth-in-amusement-park recordings, mysterious cassette recordings, tracks with a religious twist (on sundays), and more, more, more...
direct links to a couple of my january favorites: "Understanding
Marx", by Red Shadow (from 1975), [sundays:] "I'm A Mormon"
by Janeen Brady & The Brite Singers, Hidden
& Satanic Messages In Rock Music (excerpts from a 1981 Christian radio
show hosted by Michael Mills, a man with a mission: exposing the threat
of secret messages in rock music) ...
Btw, pretty much all of the stuff at 365 Days, at least so far, is very American.
With one curious Dutch exception: a very recent school music recording, contributed by Jan Turkenburg, a Dutch music teacher...
Jan's class sings Supertramp's "Dreamer" (from their Crime of the Century).
In English, of course.
[ added 02.17 :: Auddities might be a good word to use for bringing across the spirit of Odder's collection ... like in: "An auddity a day keeps the doctor away". ]
[ note jan. 2004 :: the 365Days project was completed on
31.12.2003; the 365 mp3's are, as of jan. 5th, 2004 no longer available
for download from Otis Fodder's site. The project has been archived, the
accompanying texts and images are still available.
note june 2004 :: the complete 365Days archive, inluding all the 365 mp3 files (!), is availabe at ubuweb ]
february 10, 2003.
A little something I just picked up at the Hip Hop/Rap Forum over at mp3.com's :
FIRST 15ARTIST TO SIGN UP WILL MAKE THE CUT FOR MYMIXTAPE
The RULES :FIRST PICK TWO SONGS THAT ARE ON THE RADIO AND HOT IN YOUR AREA ,NOW JACK THE BEATS ,SECOUNDLY ;RECORD A HOT 32-48 BARZ NON STOP ON ONE BEAT AND ON THE OTHER BEAT ACTUALLY MAKE A NEW SONG OVER IT ; ONCE U PICK THE BEATS LET ME KNOW IF I HAVE THEM I WILL E-MAIL THEM TO U . NEXT NO EMCEE CAN USE THE SAME BEAT AS ANOTHER EMCEE ON THE MIXTAPE. ONCE WE HAVE SQUARED AWAY EVRYTHING U HAVE A WEEK TO GET ME EVRYTHING MIXED DOWN. (so it can be placed in the mix all participants will be able to purchase copies for $5.00 (and sell them for $10) once they are done from yours truly , but u receieve a street copy and a radio copy for free ; AS SOON AS THEY ARE FINISHED.
SO IF U ARE DOWN HOLLA ATVAYA BOY.
if ya wanna be in (and you want to be in) ...
Here's the link ...