Monthly Archives: September 2012

First Recordings… A Star Is Born

My parents had a huge console stereo. I am amazed at how many people I talk to remember their parents having one too. This stereo was a piece of furniture, not just a rack of components to be tucked into … Continue reading

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The Aural Retentive as ANALOG

I stumbled onto this site today. I love it. Check it out. http://www.says-it.com/ You can add your own words to several different items, VCR tapes, Signs, Billboards and many others. Of particular interest for me was the cassette and vinyl … Continue reading

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Bootlegs – Part 4 Digitize and Purge

After many years of dabbling with and changing equipment for, I finally struck the right combination of equipment to allow me to digitize my bootleg cassettes with a good sound and quality to them. Originally I was out to record … Continue reading

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The One That Got (given) Away

My brother-in-law bought a¬†Akai reel-to-reel tape player from a garage sale, in the box, for $75. He bought it thinking it was cool, which it sure as hell was, but in the end, he didn’t have the patience for it. … Continue reading

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Bootlegs – Part 3 Analog vs Digital, or, The Death of Aural Retentive Tapes

After many years of tape trading, it was beginning to wear on me. I loved the tapes I had no less, but the whole process was starting to strain my enjoyment of them. I realized that I was¬†listening to the … Continue reading

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Move Over Hard Rock Cafe…

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=757587&ocid=rr-mus-buzz I will probably have to go here and get some tea from his store though I will probably never drink it. Not a tea guy really, but who knows… We will call it a pilgrimage. http://www.madamezuzus.com/ Good luck Billy.

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Pre Henry Rollins

So I am going to see Henry Rollins with Dalton. Tickets have been acquired for the October 9th show at The Barrymoore. Aside from The Kisssers, this will be the first show I have seen since I started this blog. … Continue reading

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