Monday, May 10, 2010

Internet Archive for Monday Afternoon

I don't want to be at work!  Who wants to be at work?  Here's some links to help lighten the load:

If you don't already know about it you really should check out the Internet Archive.  You could watch old cartoons, download ebooks, and hear various audio (among other things)--all for free!  Because it is non-commercial there are certain restrictions to what you can view, read, or listen to: but that only makes things more interesting.

Since I sit at a desk for most of my workday I listen to a lot of stuff on the Internet Archive.  Here are some of my discoveries and recommendations:

     The Smashing Pumpkins "album" (never commercially released): Machina II.

     Crap From the Past--a radio show hosted by Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber.  He plays pop music mostly from the '70s and '80s, a lot of it obscure and out of the way.

     Psychedelicatessen--a radio show showcasing a lot of rock/psychedelic music from the '60s and '70s.

     Some music from Al Jolson.

     A few Grateful Dead live recordings.

     And some Old Time Radio shows.