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September 25, 2014: The Dusty Show - People's Climate March
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|The Fanatics||Strange Way||The Fanatics||X Static||1982||EP||This song was written by an old friend, Dwain Morris, who passed away in Sept. of 2014. His band, The Fanatics, were popular in the Tampa Bay area at that time and I played many gigs with other bands, sharing the stage with Dwain, Kirk, Art, and Ricky of The Fanatics. Those were fun times. We were all pretty young and inspired and shared a lot of community and energy. Dwain was a talented guy, funny, sometimes dark, creative, driven, and compelling on stage. I'm sad that he's gone. I hope his spirit finds peace wherever it has flown. Always remember. Here's a link to an article which describes one of their last gigs together, http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/local-favorite-the-fanatics-to-open-for-the-fixx-at-largo-cultural-center/1193908|
This episode of The Dusty Show consists entirely of audio footage gathered at The People's Climate March which took place on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 in NYC. It was an incredible March which drew 3-4K people to the city.
A note: I have been using my digital recorder the past couple of shows to mixed results. Long time listeners know that I have ordinarily employed cassette-based technology to do Dusty Shows and the digital sound is pretty new to these parts. On one level, I dislike it. Too clean. Too sterile. And as yet I have been unable to figure out how to attain the volume levels I desire. My own speaking voice is kind of quiet and weak left to its own power, and digitally I find my voice buried in the mix as it were. For this episode I employed the "Auto Levels" feature of the recorder and was unhappy with the result. I find it to sound distorted and uneven. Honestly, it's getting harder to find the model of analog microcassette recorder I like, and if Radio Shack™ goes belly-up, it'll be gone for good outside of ebay. So, I'll press on and see what I can do in this digital medium. It can only get better. And as for mixing on a laptop, it has its advantages and creative opportunities. My turntable and cassette deck are acting up, too, with some unpinpointable (as yet) buzzing sounds related to ground issues. I'll get it, but in the meantime, it's been tough doing the hyper-edited pre-recorded shows I like where I really get to edit the s--t out of things. Just letting you know where it stands for the one or two people out there who could possibly care about such things. I actually expected more of a digital backlash than you've given me, which leads me to think you don't care one way or the other, and that's fine, too. Anyway ... keep listening. I'll keep trying things and once in a while something will stick. All this said, thanks for your kind response to the 9-11 show and the show after that in whcih I played more music. I'm always tweaking the formula trying to arrive at something pallatable. 15 years later I'm not quite there yet, but the journey is the fun part. Thanks for listening. I do appreciate it. Drop me a line anytime with your thoughts . Always remember ... CP