Robyn Hitchcock Live at The Assembly Rooms on 2001-08-04 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Robyn Hitchcock Live at The Assembly Rooms on 2001-08-04 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive.

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/

Robyn Hitchcock Live at The Assembly Rooms on 2001-08-03 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

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:

  1. Save the recording to wav through the sound card and GramoFile.
  2. Burn the recording to CD-R (yay, 2x CD writers …)
  3. Delete the wav file (I don’t think I had space to keep multiple copies)
  4. Listen to the CD, noting track end times in a text file
  5. Rip the CD with CDDA Paranoia, using the notes as a cue sheet
  6. Burn the final CDs.

Robyn Covers Syd

Robyn Hitchcock plays The Drake this weekend. Last night he covered Syd Barrett’s Terrapin. His Fylde has never sounded better.

Robyn Hitchcock - Terrapin

Old Man Luedecke instore

Old Man Luedecke just gets better and better. Here’s a half-hour instore he did at Criminal Records last week.

Old Man Luedecke - Criminal Records (Toronto) instore, 2010-04-08

The Drones of Scarborough Superstore

I’ve mentioned the beautiful drone in the Loblaw Superstore before, but only last night did I actually get around to recording it:

  1. meats, fish – 2009/10/24 19:24:36
  2. chill – 2009/10/24 19:34:38
  3. ice cream – 2009/10/24 19:36:56
  4. organic dairy – 2009/10/24 19:40:52
  5. frozen veg – 2009/10/24 19:45:38
  6. 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.

My Name is not Alvin

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].

"My Name is not Alvin" recording rig

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.

Olivet frogs

I think I’m supposed to be blogging about more Midwest Banjo Camp related things – but J.R. Jenks is doing this fine. Here’s a recording of some of the tree frogs in Olivet: olivet_mi-frogs-20080606.

Sandro Perri gives you Double Suicide

Sandro Perri sings Double Suicide [mp3].
(recorded live at Tranzac, 3 April 2008. Colin Fisher plays bouzouki and Brandon Valdivia is on snare and cymbals).

Circulatory System – Lee’s Palace, Toronto – 2003-04-13

Circulatory System – Lee’s Palace, Toronto – 2003-04-13

  1. Yesterday’s World
  2. Should a Cloud Replace a Compass?
  3. (door/days)
  4. Joy
  5. Round
  6. The Lovely Universe
  7. Diary of Wood
  8. Outside Blasts
  9. (now)
  10. Lately/Realize
  11. Days To Come (In Photographs)
  12. Waves of Bark & Light
  13. Away

Streams: m3u | xspf

TTC Subway: Pape to Chester, 4pm

TTC Subway: Pape to Chester, 4pm (MP3).

A man was reading the Autos section of the Toronto Star in a testy manner.

Recorded on iRiver H120 + cheapo iRiver mic, and Rockbox firmware.

torrent: Circulatory System – Lee’s Palace, Toronto – 13 April 2003

http://www.easytree.org/torrents-details.php?id=12198

Circulatory System
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’
288 megabytes.

Track List:

1 Yesterday’s World
2 Should a Cloud Replace a Compass?
3 [door/days]
4 Joy
5 Round
6 The Lovely Universe
7 Diary of Wood
8 Outside Blasts
9 [now]

— Pause to repair Will’s guitar —

10 Lately/Realize
11 Days To Come (In Photographs)
12 Waves of Bark & Light
13 Away

Track names in [square brackets] are unclear from the recording, and are from the (still) upcoming album