The Invention of Mountain Biking

Saturday September 27, 2014

Descending 400 meters in three kilometres during the '70s riding a bike made in 1941 sure seemed like a blast.

Are Records Killing the Player Piano?

Wednesday September 24, 2014

Today in 'Old People Hating On New Technology': the New York Times once worried we'd lose our vocal cords because Edison invented the phonograph.

Watching Games

Thursday September 18, 2014

Before the smart watch, before the Game Boy, it was the humble wrist watch lowering out attention spans.

Bhutanese Record Stamps

Friday August 29, 2014

Signed, sealed, delivered and playable on a phonograph.

Enter the Optigan

Sunday August 24, 2014

A documentary about the only musical instrument brought to you by the makers of Barbie.

The Westographer

Monday August 18, 2014

These photos of workplaces from Melbourne's west could be from the '80s. Warren Kirk took them just last year.

Eighteenth-Century Psychedelics

Sunday August 17, 2014

Laughing gas was serious business to Georgian-era science. Just ask Humphry Davy, the 18th Century scientist who inhaled the stuff like it was oxygen.

Instant Boats

Friday August 15, 2014

The best way to build your own sloop is the same it was during the Carter administration.

 

Yugoslavian Mexican music

Tuesday August 12, 2014

Hyper-obscure musical subgenres aren't just for this millennium, you know.

Apart from having to take the next day off work, that is.

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