@S.A. from S.F.: Oh, believe me, it was a looonnng time ago I did that. I still have a drawerful of cassettes, but it's been a long time since I've listened. I have tapes of my radio theater shows on a few.
I used to work at a radio station producing commercials, and I had to edit tape manually. Razor knife, scotch tape, and roll it into a self-setting tape cart for DJs. This concept is still in use today, in some of the lower dollar markets.
I've been looking forward to your show after reading the morning New York Times: an obituary on the passing of the last Andrews Sisters and a review of the Barry Manilow Concert. All I had to do was read the titles of their songs and the music was stuck in my head. Ready for the ear purge of Busy Dong Nothing.
@Charlie -- Wikipedia says: "The track was inspired by an episode in which Iggy Pop, during a drug-fuelled period at Bowie’s LA home, hallucinated and believed the television set was swallowing his girlfriend. Bowie developed a story of a holographic television, TVC 15. In the song, the narrator's girlfriend crawls into the television and afterwards, the narrator desires to crawl in himself to find her." Seems reasonable.
Thanks for remembering. Yes, Matt Fiveash and his wonderful show are moving over to the Drummer Stream from our sister stream Rock 'n' Soul Ichican. Matt's show will air on Thursdays, 2-4pm, beginning next week.
@glenn: That piece of ass is what fell from an old beater Cutlass I bought when I first moved out to L.A. ($600 bargain). I've kept it as a good luck memento. Not sure it worked, at least not out in L.A.
I found a cassette copy of Point of Know Return by Kansas unraveled along the road when I was a kid. Wound it back up and played it many, many times. Still one of my favorite albums, and still have the cassette.
for those who collect this kind of arcane jazz data:
Vibraphone - Teddy Charles
Piano - Mal Waldron
drums - Joe Harris (3)
Bass - Teddy Kotick
Guitar - Jimmy Raney
Saxophone [Alto] - Gigi Gryce
Saxophone [Baritone] - Sol Schlinger (tracks: A1, A3, B4);
Saxophone [Tenor] - J.R. Monterose
Trumpet - Art Farmer
Tuba - Don Butterfield
I gotta tell y'all that the last 12+ hours has been a scramble. Some of you that know my show know that I do the live broadcast over Stickam and yesterday they announced that they're shutting down...today.
I've also been stuck with bad music (e.g. Andrea Bocelli, a.k.a. Popular Only Because He's Blind & Cute) on trips from NY to VT (or NH) which is why I don't hike there as much as I'd like. Next time, I will drive, and I will keep total control of my car's cassette deck, dammit!
Is anyone else finding that you can't "favorite" a track while it's in play? The star spins around and remains blank, until the next track gets posted. I don't know whether or not it's supposed to do that.
I had thought Nancy Wilson was somehow involved in the old news parody "That Was the Week That Was," but my searching just now only showed an overlap at the 1964 Grammys. Wonder what singer I was thinking of?
For the second day in a row, I feel moved to document what I'm drinking while listening to the Drummer stream: dry sherry, while working on my resume. Not the best of combinations, of course, but not bad.