Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,” says author Anya von Bremzen. “You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.”
Bring this back.
Holy shit that’s awesome.
driving back to sf from monterrey.
feels like i’m home.
but i’m in a car going 65 mph.
but i’m home.
i live in austin.
my mother and sister live in corpus.
my brother lives in san francisco.
but i feel at home in this car.
the people i grew up with are home, not a geographic location.
so i guess i’m going on a year long vacation until I come back next summer.