Music On The Bones

Imagine listening to your favorite music on an x-ray.

I was speaking to someone who was born in the U.S.S.R. We were discussing x-rays, and he noted that x-rays used to be used as record albums there. I asked him for an explanation, and this is what he told me.

Record albums were banned there for many years, as a way of controlling public opinion. Someone figured out a way to copy music onto x-rays, instead of copying it onto vinyl.

Your homework assignment is to go do an online search on the phrase “music on the bones”. Check out the images. You’ll see music albums copied onto old x-rays.

I don’t know why, but that fascinates me.

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