Robyn Hitchcock The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh 2001-08-04 AUD AUD > lapel mic > Sharp MD-SR50 MD (mono mode) MD-SR60 > Marantz PMD-620 > Audacity > FLAC (analogue connection from MD to PMD-620) Note: recording is *MONO*, and is 24-bit FLAC. Setlist: 1 talk: "not horribly caramelized or mellow" 2 Surgery 3 talk: "clint eastwood, for it is he" 4 A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations, Briggs 5 talk: "exciting and miserable time" 6 Wax Doll 7 talk: "a totem of misery" 8 The Veins Of The Queen 9 talk: "watch out for igor the dragon" 10 Viva! Sea-Tac 11 Glass Hotel 12 talk: "the only reason we can have, um, courtney cox" 13 Queen Elvis 14 I Am Not Me 15 Raymond Chandler Evening 16 talk: "good news: charles knocked out" 17 Sally Was A Legend 18 talk: "that amp contained a dybbuk" 19 Only The Stones Remain 20 Nightfall Encore: 21 encore intro: "got another half hour" 22 Gene Hackman 23 The Ghost In You 24 talk: "already preparing to go somewhere else" 25 Think For Yourself Audience recording by Stewart C. Russell, http://scruss.com/
I finally got around to transferring the first of the Robyn Hitchcock shows I recorded back in 2001 in Edinburgh: Robyn Hitchcock Live at The Assembly Rooms on 2001-08-03 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive.
There are three more. Two of them (plus the one I just uploaded) have dropouts from dodgy Maxell MD media.
I did transfer these back in 2001, and distribute them on CD to several people. Audacity and a solid-state recorder makes this a lot easier. My old workflow was:
- Save the recording to wav through the sound card and GramoFile.
- Burn the recording to CD-R (yay, 2x CD writers …)
- Delete the wav file (I don’t think I had space to keep multiple copies)
- Listen to the CD, noting track end times in a text file
- Rip the CD with CDDA Paranoia, using the notes as a cue sheet
- Burn the final CDs.
- meats, fish – 2009/10/24 19:24:36
- chill – 2009/10/24 19:34:38
- ice cream – 2009/10/24 19:36:56
- organic dairy – 2009/10/24 19:40:52
- frozen veg – 2009/10/24 19:45:38
- ice cream 2 – 2009/10/24 19:52:04
You should probably listen through headphones or decent speakers – there’s some bass in there. If you can, try to experience it for yourself. The store is at 1775 Brimley Road, just south of the 401.
An empty whisky bottle tube struck hard against the tiled floor: interesting doinks [wav].
When I first heard of Alvin Lucier‘s “I Am Sitting in a Room” I thought it would be interesting to attempt a recreation with the tools I had on hand. Rather than shuffling tapes around, I recorded on my iPod Touch, and then e-mailed the file to my laptop to play back. I repeated this sixteen times. This is what I ended up with: my name is not alvin [mp3].
I’m pretty sure all I ended up recording was the hard drive and the backlight on my MacBook. By the final iteration, the cricket-like chirping is centred pretty close to 5400 and 16000 Hz.
Black Eyed Suzy (files a domestic) [MP3]
(and yes, that is a banjo playing)
Lee’s Palace, Toronto
13 April 2003
Audience recording by Stewart C. Russell
Sony ECM-909A microphone
-> Sharp MD-SR60 minidisc
-> analogue PC soundcard.
Tracks split with Audacity, normalized with ‘normalize’.
Compressed with ‘flac –best’
1 Yesterday’s World
2 Should a Cloud Replace a Compass?
6 The Lovely Universe
7 Diary of Wood
8 Outside Blasts
— Pause to repair Will’s guitar —
11 Days To Come (In Photographs)
12 Waves of Bark & Light
Track names in [square brackets] are unclear from the recording, and are from the (still) upcoming album