Johnny B., Bach, Scottish Bagpipes discussed on TechStuff
Here's how you would construct something that would be able to play these things right now. They were there twelve inches in diameter. And they are designed to be played back at Sixteen and two-thirds revolutions per minute so actually fairly slowly. I mean you know. We're thinking about the The forty five or thirty three revolutions per minute for For your average albums and this is a sixteen in two thirds so On these golden records are lots and lots of stuff actually. It's including things like greetings from five different languages including some that aren't being used anymore did not been used in a very long time. Which is a Sumerian language. Which was last used around? Four thousand selection of nature. Sounds Yup so if you ever wanted to hear what frogs burping sounded like and you are from some distant planet. Here's an opportunity to share your Ford Prefect and you're on your way to Earth. This is a good way to do some homework before you get there. A lot of traditional music some Some native American chance and Scottish Bagpipes talk about some of the music was on here for African ritual music There's a bunch of classical music and so I wrote down some of my favorites. This is this is obviously. There are lots and lots of musical tracks on the records. These are just the ones that I personally wrote down because I I they resonate with me. it's not to say that the other ones are not anti sense familiar with some of them but there's the Brandenburg Concerto number two F. Actually it's just the first movement That's by a guy named Bob Batch. Johan batch wrote that if I'd he's just some dude really yeah obviously Bach's Brandenburg Concerto number two enough then there's a melancholy blues which was performed by Louis Armstrong Stravinsky's the rite of spring was included Bach actually was pretty well represented on this record. He also had the well tempered. Clavier down there There was the first moon. Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. You know the There was another tribes chant and then of course the most important I think Musical work that was included out of all the pieces were on there as we as we all know from the documentary back to the future I save Martin Mc fly. It'll save the human race. We're talking about Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Good there's actually a book all about the process that they used to select which sounds went on the golden record. It finally came out with a CD companion at some point. I'm sure it's on digital. Yes the book itself is out of print but you can sometimes find copies is called murmurs from Earth So if you want to learn more about how they came about choosing which sounds go in there That's that's a really well done piece. It's it's something that I've heard nothing but good things about it. I personally have not had chance to read it By the time I learned about it it was wearing print. But there's also a bunch of images on the desks including a star map clearly showing the location of earth new saying here's what humans tastes like maps of earth images. I'm just I'm just ignoring that. Entirely there are people who have said what a huge mistake it was to essentially include directions directly. I I think it's pretty ridiculous. Because the odds one anyone finding voyager sweating big as it turns out really big. No-no HAD NOT. You might think it's a long walk to the chemist on the corner but that's just nuts compared to space it's going to be tens of thousands of years before either. Voyager craft encounter anything near another star. Yeah exactly so really by the time. I'm betting we will have either kill ourselves off or hit and plus on top of that you know it would all depend on from what direction the other creatures were approaching earth because there are a lot of different vectors you could take and only a couple of them would intersect with the pathway of either voyagers waste way more than most science fiction. Movies are willing to acknowledge. There's building just ship space battle than just the single plane So there was also an hour. Long recording the brainwaves of a woman named Ann Druyan. Who would become crossings wife. Yep She's an author she concentrates mainly on cosmology and science and She she signed up for this. She volunteered to have her. Brainwaves recorded in Carl Sagan talked about it and she thought it was a really interesting idea and so she went in for the process where her brain waves in her heartbeat. Were were red and then transferred to data analog that we have to say because it's an analog desk and She says that what she did was she. She thought about big historical moments. That were very important in the development of human history and then she spent some time thinking about the current situation on earth. How what that's like and not sugar coating at things like Violence BETWEEN PEOPLE. And the the yeah. Yeah so she really spent some time thinking about things that she felt needed to be addressed and then she said that she took the liberty toward the end of the session to take a little bit of time and think about what it's like to fall in love. Which I think is amazing. Wonderful Sweet. Yeah so now we. Those aliens can't tell us they don't know how to love because she thought about it for for a while. Darn it So yeah those radio signals do take a long time to get to. Us So But and and the record. That's on there if you want to hear some of the stuff There are there are a lot of different sites out there that that keep all the things that tells you. What's there and most of? That's pretty easy to get access to and listened to find one in Lincoln up on social. Yeah we'll see if we can find something in the you know. Maybe I'll see if I can make it a spotify playlist or something and I'll get a Ukulele and play. Johnny be good on the Ukulele Johnny. Please stop that would be the name of that song all right so anyway. That's that's kind of the the the wrap up of the spacecraft in the stuff that was aborted but we still haven't talked about the actual science return so we're going to do that in just a moment but before we do. Let's take.