>> Monday, April 21, 2008
i bought (for $1.50) a 6 LP set of swing records from my local charity thrift and it came with this swell "pleasure programmer". sounds like some sort of complex sex-toy, but it's really quite G-rated. just pull the tab to pick music for themes such as "cocktail hour", "let's dance" or "serenade for you alone". click for (legible) hi-res version. detail below.
from the copy:
"WHAT IS PLEASURE PROGRAMMING? Pleasure Programming is an entirely new concept of record arrangement, devised by Reader's Digest Music Editors to dramatically increase your pleasure from your Reader's Digest record albums! ... ... From the ten records and twenty sides in your album, how many different Pleasure Programs do you think could be devised... 5,000? 10,000? 100,000? We asked an expert statistician for the answer and it is an astonishing 2,216,228! So you see, it will take you a long, long time to exhaust the listening pleasures of BACKGROUND MOODS."