Posts tagged "audio"


September 24th, 2012

jfklibrary:

November 4, 1963 — President Kennedy records a personal memo about the death of South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem, only to be interrupted by his son, John Jr.

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JFK: Do you want to say anything? Say hello. 

John Jr.: Hello. 

JFK: Say it again. 

John Jr.: Naughty, naughty daddy. 

JFK: Why do the leaves fall? 

John Jr.: Because it’s autumn. 

JFK: Why does the snow come on the ground? 

John Jr.: Because it’s winter. 

JFK: Why do the leaves turn green? 

John Jr.: Because it’s spring. 

JFK: When do we go to the Cape? Hyannisport? 

John Jr.: Because it’s summer. 

JFK: It’s summer. 

John Jr.: [laughter] Your horses. 

JFK: [Returning to his Dictaphone] I was shocked by the death of Diem and Nhu. I’d met Diem …”

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This audio excerpt is part of Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy, a collection of previously unreleased recordings selected by the John F. Kennedy Library and Historian Ted Widmer that will be released as a hardcover and 2-CD set tomorrow, September 25. Learn more about Listening In here.

(Source: jfklibrary.org)

April 11th, 2012

shortformblog:

Tumblr is working with Spotify on a new audio embed feature Spotify calls “Play.” This is what Lala used to do before Apple bought it out and closed the service. But unlike Lala, this is an HTML5 iFrame embed, meaning it will work on iPads, conceivably. Finally, a company is doing this again. Here’s our favorite pop song that gets really creepy if you think about the lyrics too much, The Sugarcubes’ “Birthday.”

OOooooooh!!! I am SO excited by this news! 

March 11th, 2012

julie911:

Yeasayer - I Remember

I remember making love on a Sunday
Bright golden hearts in a fresh cut grass in May
Woah

I remember making out on an airplane
Still afraid of flying, but with you I’d die today
Woah

I remember the smell of your skin forever
Love us being stupid together
Woah

You’re stuck in my mind all the time
You’re stuck in my mind all the time
You’re stuck in my mind all the time

I remember Monday making your eyes red
Still don’t know what it is that I said
Woah

I remember thinking this would never end
Even when you’re gone
Your eyes are running through my head
Woah

You’re stuck in my mind all the time
You’re stuck in my mind all the time
You’re stuck in my mind all the time
You’re stuck in my mind all the time

August 30th, 2011

julie911:

The Beatles - Let It Be

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be

For though they may be parted
There is still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Yeah, there will be an answer, let it be
Oh, let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me 
Shine until tomorrow, let it be

I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom. let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
Oh, there will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be