Posts Tagged: internet archive

Life was hard before the Internet. But thankfully, Coronet Instructional Films were there to be the Wikihow and Lifehacker of a long gone era. For this week’s Friday Download, we found a portal into pre-Internet, post-war America with instructional videos for teens from the forties. Preserved by the Internet Archive, these Coronet Instructional videos are…

FDL: The Three Stooges


They taught your grandparents one of the home truths of comedy: a poke in the eye always defeats sharp wit. Or a dimwit. Now it’s your turn to learn how to laugh from the masters of slapstick. For today’s FDL we present to you the short films of The Three Stooges. Before you download, you…


In this edition of Friday Download, we have three classic, creepy movies. Night of the Living Dead. Plan 9 from Outer Space. The Phantom of the Opera. In them, you’ll find zombies, aliens, and a corpse-faced man in love. We’ve got something special lined up for you guys on Tuesday; consider this a hint. Download….

Friday Download: Mogwai


For fans of Explosions In The Sky, The Album Leaf, Fugazi, great music This weeks FDL: Mogwai. Mogwai hails from Scottland and is the cosmic post-rock instrumental band that will play the soundtrack to your life. Whether you’re a mega fan or new to the band, this collection of audio recordings from their live shows…


In this edition of FDL: rock revivalism and alt-country experimentation. We’ve got three live shows from My Morning Jacket, spanning a decade of the band’s work; lovingly preserved by Internet Archive’s intrepid curatorial team. A soundtrack worthy of this (fine, first) summer weekend. Links to the torrents, below. Friday Download: My Morning Jacket 1. The…

Friday Download: Superman


With the summer release of Man of Steel, we can’t help but wonder how the latest Superman, played by Henry Cavill, stacks up against his predecessors. For decades, it seemed that Christopher Reeve was the perfect archetype for Kal-El, son of Jor-El. But a generation before, the small screen had the popular black-and-white TV series…


In this week’s FDL, a slight, slightly biased survey of work from one of our favorite bands: the Grateful Dead. Deadheads and music geeks rejoice: the Internet Archive hosts and curates a collection of over nine thousand live shows from the group. Start here. Or start here. And start exploring. Friday Download: Grateful Dead 1….


In this edition of FDL: Tegan and Sara. Three live shows from the road, circa 2013. Instant heartbreak and happy, kept in common by the dedicated preservationists over at archive.org. Have an epic weekend, all. Friday Download: Tegan and Sara 1. The LC / Columbus, Ohio / 2013 2. Dinwoodie Lounge / Edmonton, Alberta /…

Friday Download: Ween


In this week’s FDL: things get weird. Three vintage live shows from Ween. Pop absurdity, lovingly preserved by the archive.org curatorial team. Happy Friday, people. Friday Download: Ween 1. The Longhorn / Stuttgart, Germany / 2000 2. Princeton University / Princeton, NJ / 2002 3. State Theater / Minneapolis, MN / 2006


Every week, we spend time getting lost in the stacks at archive.org. Each Friday, we offer up a few of our favorite preserved objects and found moments. This week: a short survey of live shows by The National. Read on for the torrent links.