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June 27, 2010

"Off the Charts"

a remarkable one hour pbs doc on "song poems" - a music recording scam that enticed thousands and wound up creating some wonderful and horrible pieces of americana (thanks nader) :: click below to watch ::


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That was great, Ze. Never knew this song-poem industry existed. I don't think I'm ever going to hear a lyric that beats "Thank Jehova for Kung Fu Bicycles and Priscilla Presley". Pure gold.

Posted by: Logan at June 28, 2010 12:35 AM

That. Is. Wild.

Posted by: Adam Porter at June 28, 2010 8:11 AM

well,there goes productivity this morning.

Thanks for this.

There is a great "This American Life" on pbs radio on the same subject here. http://www.thisamericanlife.org/node/3096 (act three).

Posted by: jamie at June 28, 2010 11:49 AM

OMG, the dead and dying dreams made me weep.

Posted by: Jan at June 28, 2010 2:35 PM

So now I'm going to be late for work tomorrow. Thanks Ze/PBS

Posted by: Simon at June 29, 2010 7:29 PM

CHICKEN INSURRECTION!

Posted by: Will Maur at July 11, 2010 5:29 PM

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