from THE MAGNUS ARCHIVES, EPISODE 1
ARCHIVIST: Test... Test... Test...
1, 2, 3...
from HIGH FIDELITY (TV SHOW), EPISODE 2
(♪ Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You" playing ♪)
ROB: Making a playlist is a delicate art.
It's like writing a love letter,
but better in a way. You get to
say what you want to say, without
actually saying it. You get to use
someone else's poetry to express how
you feel. Then there are the rules.
It's gotta be entertaining. Gotta tell a story.
Can't be too obvious, but can't be
too obscure either. You can't double
up on songs by the same artist, unless
of course, that's your theme.
A good compilation, like so many things
in life, is hard to do.
END OF SIDE A
from FOR SARA, END OF SIDE A
WIRT: END OF SIDE A
INTERLUDE II: PART I
from COMPUTRON 60 COMPACT CASSETTE
[This first recording is from a cassette my friend, Lucas, sent me]
LUCAS: The clip that's about to play is a
little commentary from Julian Koster.
Ah... at the end of all the episodes
of his podcast he'll have a commentary
track, which is just him talking
about some part of his life or some
part of creating a podcast. Um...
he tells a lot of beautiful stories,
and I really like them, so...
This is one of them, that you're
about to hear play, there's probably
going to be at least one more on this
tape; he has a really wonderful voice,
and I hope you enjoy hearing it.
INTERLUDE II: PART II
from the ORBITING HUMAN CIRCUS (S1E3 RE-RELEASE)
[Koster re-released the entire first season with a commentary track,
however between the recording and now, the episodes have been removed.
What is linked above leads to the only remaining thing I could find of it;
a transcript for the episode.]
(♪ Intro music playing♪)
KOSTER: My grandmother's two sisters were
both blind and her mother was blind,
so she made, uh, audio cassettes that
she would send back and forth, uh, to
her two sisters, and she got into the
habit of making these audio cassettes,
so when I was a little boy she was
always recording things, um, and the
thing is that because cassettes were so
long, she, uh, often would run out of
things to say, and so she’d just say,
'Okay, now I’m just gonna record'-she'd
start recording, like, whatever was
happening, like her environment. If she
got up to make dinner, you'd hear that;
if she started listening to the radio,
you would hear the radio program that she
listened to. She really loved the sound
of rain and she used to, um, have all
these buckets and garbage cans and things
outside of the house to collect rain, and
they would all also make sound because,
you know, the rain drops would go into
them and you'd hear that, um...
KOSTER: And so she'd, she'd record pretty
much anything on these tapes, and, you
know, I didn't grow up with her, I spent
time with her, so she started sending me
these cassettes also. So I'd get these
cassette letters from her, and it was the
most wonderful feeling, because I would
receive these tapes, and very often I, you
know, I was in a situation where I wanted
to be somewhere else and wanted to be with
her, or I wanted to be, you know, uh... you
know, someplace where I wasn't, and so I'd
put in these cassettes and suddenly I'd hear
these environments, and I'd hear the voice of
someone, you know, that I knew loved me, and
I would actually hear these moments that she
was living after she'd stopped talking, and, uh...
KOSTER: It was an incredible experience,
and I think it was, like, one of the first
things that taught me just how much hearing
sounds, hearing an environment, hearing moments,
and hearing voices, uh, could give you someplace
to go, something to disappear into. You know,
could be a conduit for, you know... for love.
from THE MAGNUS ARCHIVES, EPISODE 1
ARCHIVIST: Statement ends.