If I were only a rocket scientist, too, I would totally want to be in this ensemble.
And, wow, lots of public domain old-tyme recordings! As a secret librarian-type, I am extremely happy that this preservation project has occurred. It's about time.
When I was little, I knew a family who had a wind-up gramophone. I still remember a number of the songs. I would like to have a gramophone someday myself. Hey, now that I think of it, I believe I do have some gramophone records mixed into my general unsorted pile of vinyl...now if only I had a turntable! I have long thought I would use them as samples...or something.
Maybe after my internship, since between internship and new baby I won't have time to even fantasize about music geekery.