"Bela Lugosi's Dead" stretched to nine hours

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15 Responses to “"Bela Lugosi's Dead" stretched to nine hours”

  1. gracelovescostumesandhabaneros says:

    Inspired by the magnificent nine beet stretch—Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony stretched across 24 hours (http://www.expandedfield.net/), perhaps? We experienced it a handful of years ago at a So Cal museum. Amazing.

    By sheer coincidence, just yesterday I was just thinking about Bauhaus’ song Spirit. In regular 3:36 time, that is!

  2. EH says:

    Isn’t the logical extension of this to stretch it to BL’s lifespan? Cut to the chase already.

  3. euansmith says:

    Total perfection.

  4. disco_android says:

    this feels like just the right kind of soporific squee perfect for long hours of working in the studio, trans-pacific flights, or – if you’re lucky – ammunition to load into retail public address systems.

  5. Our top story tonight: Bela Lugosi is still dead.

    Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.

  6. Boundegar says:

    The hell am I gonna do with nine hours of this?  Tai Chi?

  7. GawainLavers says:

    Wait, wasn’t it already nine hours long?

  8. PhasmaFelis says:

    I’m confused. Are people actually enjoying this unironically? I figured it was a “ha ha internet did something wacky” deal, but it sounds like some folks are genuinely listening  to it.

  9. Mongrove_Moone says:

    Yeah, that’s great and all, but it’s a bit of a pain to get up after 4.5 hours and flip the cassette to the B-side…

    Could be worse, I suppose. On vinyl, the B-side is nine hours of “Terror Couple Kill Colonel”.

  10. adonai says:

    I’d love for a club DJ to put it on at the start of the night and just leave it. 

  11. UVaGrad says:

    Bela Lugosi isn’t dead; he’s a lawyer in Los Angeles.

    http://www.arentfox.com/people/bela-lugosi

  12. smallteam says:

    Sounds like the work of this great open-source software, Paul’s Extreme Sound Stretch:
    http://hypermammut.sourceforge.net/paulstretch/

  13. msbpodcast says:

    Bela Lugosi might be dead, but Abe Vigoda is still alive.

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