Many important voices of the past are preserved and available out there in the Internet ether, waiting for you to discover anew. They may even inspire you to search your own attic.
It’s easy to think of sound recordings in the present tense. Thanks to modern marketing, we’re fixated on this week’s downloads, who’s doing well on America’s Got Talent, and what Lady Gaga is wearing. (Whatever happened to that meat dress, anyway?) But a very cool thing happens once something is recorded.