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Re: [ARSCLIST] blooper samples?
Michael Erard wrote:
I am going to be interviewed by the NPR radio show "On the Media," and
today the producer surprised me with a request for recorded "bloopers"
of note -- the first time X, the biggest X, the most famous X, that sort
of thing. I already have Edison's "Around the world on the phonograph"
If anyone has other sound file examples to pass along, I'd appreciate
it. This is a rush request. I apologize for that, but the producer just
asked for illustrations.
Would you be good enough to define "blooper" for this assignment?
Usually, it refers to embarassing text; with that definition, Art
Likletter's series of "Kids say the darnedest things" (sp?) would
qualify. Musical errors, such as Richard Crooks cracking a note and
reacting (on disc) with "G__ damn it!", would be more fitting, though of
course that's not in commercial distribution. A characteristic musical
blooper such as a badly cracked note or late entry or singer getting
lost in the text may require some understanding of what belongs.