Thursday, November 06, 2008

a poetry of beeps and words...

radioscouts 1930

recently, i managed to score two volumes of 78's called basic radio code kit: pre-induction training records. unfortunately the manual and disc 1 are missing, so no idea what one is supposed to do with these, but i put on disc 2 side 1, and discovered, much to my happiness, a series of random shouted words and beeps... not as lively as schwitters ursonata, but pretty odd spoken poetry nonetheless...

you can click here to listen. below i've notated what i think he's saying, but the words that are repeated sound like different words every time... it sounds a bit like a litany...

how
uncle
uncle
roger
how
how
mike
might
box
how
box
gee
box
gate
how
george
uncle
fox
jeep
how
botch
george
might
george
fought
roger
roger
roger
uncle
uncle
pow
vox
jeep
uncle
mike
roger
blot
jake
botch
uncle
george
howl
fought
vot
fah
might
george
door
pig
uncle
howl

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5 Comments:

Blogger ArtSparker said...

Possibly the narrative is that Uncle George is a lycanthrope, and other family members are attempting to control him by returning him to his box.

Thanks for the visit, the man with the umbrella is Bernnanke

7:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha, don't imagine for a moment that i won't be cutting and pasting that basic radio notation for inclusion in some kind of 'stolen' book.
very best steve

colin sackett

8:43 AM  
Blogger sroden said...

hi colin,
i knew you would like this. you know i've got 16 sides of this stuff!!!!! it will make a very long "stolen" book!!!!!
hope all is good,
steve

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehe it's morse code along with some strange version of the phonetic alphabet!

Nice way to improve your listening skills, "pre induction", IE, before you go live on the air!

5:50 PM  
Anonymous mark w said...

I discoverd two complete books of albums that my uncle had while in WW2

3:20 PM  

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