What if all the music were replaced by awful MIDI simulacra?
And what if all the video were replaced by green ASCII text?
If your answers to these three questions were "Yes!" "Huh?" and "Ohmigod," then you're ready to look at this webpage.
projects.c505.com/projects/ascii... (You'll need to have Quicktime installed.)
Another similar project by the same group involves digitizing Pres. Bush's State of the Union addresses--his voice is recognizably his, but it's roboticized in an odd way.
turbulence.org/spotlight/ASCI... (The first several minutes of each are digitized applause--wait it out. It's worth it.)