I do a lot of conference calls. Usually there’s a tone and the participant’s name played when they sign out. If it’s a big call and everyone leaves at the end, this signout cascade gets quite lengthy. Here’s part of one I recently caught: signout cascade.
Robyn Hitchcock Dancebase, Edinburgh 2001-08-22 Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Andy Kershaw show, 2001-08-24 FM-Radio > SB-16 > WAV > CD-R CD-R > XLD > FLAC-16 Sound is occasionally slightly buzzy, but generally pretty clear. Setlist: 1 Gene Hackman 2 Cheese Alarm 3 Arms Of Love 4 Surgery 5 I Often Dream Of Trains 6 Autumn Is Your Last Chance 7 Freeze 8 (Interview with Andy Kershaw) Support was The Bhundu Boys. Recorded and transferred by Stewart C. Russell - scruss.com (who also has a mono AUD on minidisc of this - enquire if interested)
Robyn Hitchcock The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh 2001-08-05 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. Partial set - had to leave to catch last train home ... but this was the last night of a great three gig series, and Robyn was on top form. Setlist: 1 talk: "he went elsewhere" 2 Mexican God 3 talk: "meat ... meat ..." 4 The Devil's Coachman 5 talk: "when you die" (*** truncated) 6 When I Was Dead (*** mostly) 7 Raining Twilight Coast 8 talk: "god came along, and the mars bar was ashamed" 9 1974 10 talk: "pumpkin A and pumpkin A" 11 Chinese Bones 12 talk: "frank recorded this" 13 My Wife And My Dead Wife 14 talk: "intro to your feelings are the last thing to die" 15 Your Feelings Are the Last Thing To Die 16 She Doesn't Exist Any More 17 talk: "special strings made for him by a halibut" 18 I Feel Beautiful 19 talk: "madonner of the bees" 20 Madonna Of The Wasps 21 talk: "see how much of it I can remember" 22 La Cherité No encore recorded, though one was likely played. Tracks marked '***' have MD dropouts from faulty Maxell XL-II 74 MD. Audience recording by Stewart C. Russell, http://scruss.com/
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.