You Wish We Waltz

December 17, 2011 10:11 AM

My friend John has a Victorian-style punchcard music box. We put the punched strip for a well-known Christmas carol in upside down, and this is what we got.

(Eerie rattling sounds at the beginning; don't be alarmed.)

posted by Pallas Athena (7 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

oh, i love this. time to find a punchcard music box...
posted by dubold at 6:54 PM on December 17, 2011

Grand Illusions or ThinkGeek have got them.
posted by Pallas Athena at 4:05 AM on December 18, 2011

Thanks, they were the first result from my search. I'd never seen that site before, really interesting stuff...
posted by dubold at 12:22 PM on December 19, 2011

Ooh, that is very cool. Retro reversal.
posted by Corduroy at 12:19 AM on December 20, 2011

Wow, that is really beautiful.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:54 AM on December 21, 2011

This has to be the most amazing thing I've heard in quite some time. No exaggeration.

Thanks for posting!
posted by askmefiguy at 12:20 AM on January 7, 2012

I wonder if other Christmas carols sound as good upside down. Of course Good King Wenceslas does. This is really beautiful; it sounds like Renaissance lute music.
posted by strangeguitars at 11:30 PM on March 22, 2012

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