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Vintage Music Festival
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Registered: 07/25/07
Posts: 25
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Analogapalooza
Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 08:21 AM CDT


Welcome to Analogapalooza!

Macjams First Annual Vintage Music Festival.
Post and listen to music of the 20th Century created without the use of computers - recorded by pioneering artists using analogue equipment and actual audio tape.

That’s right – dig out your old four tracks, eight tracks, and boombox experiments. Let’s hear your gems from the vault – go back as far as you dare and post a blast from the past. As with all MacJams submissions, entries must be original compositions or covers of songs in the public domain.

The only requirement for posting is that the work predate December 31st 1999 and was created using analogue recording equipment. We realize that these restrictions might exclude some members from submitting entries to the festival - but we hope that everyone will enjoy the experience and come to the show to have fun.

Start posting now - the festival peaks Labor Day weekend!

As with Voice4Choice and LIOLI - post your entries to this forum and we'll compile the list here. Please include the name and date of the recording when you post your link.

Please limit your submissions to three tunes. We originally figured we'd take one per person, but what the heck - this is a festival after all - and things tend to get out of hand.

Thanks - VMF Prod.

crazy - 1995 the r.a.d. project
Dance, Dance, Dance 1979 by J.A. Stewart
Last Night 1979 by J.A. Stewart
Lady-Killer 1979 by J.A. Stewart
In This House by Old Hickory 1994michael2
On & On Bill Furner - thetiler
Molly Bill Furner - thetiler
The Bike Race Bill Furner - thetiler
RR Takeoff in D from oxide - 1995 jamorama
What's the use of Dreaming - 1994 jamorama
Sensemilla Airheart - 1984 jamorama
All Strung Out - 1996 Norman Goodman
Decision bug67
Reaching bug67
Brain Trap bug67
LUCILLE 1986 thoddi
TALK 1990 thoddi
THOSE THINGS 1994 thoddi
no drugs no music - 1977 bud
Frithy - 1980 bud
"No Niggers (1988)" dreadmon
"Blue Athena (1989)" dreadmon
"Dream Of You (1986)" dreadmon
Taking the Time by Jasmine - 1975 william devine
Tokyo One by Telephone Booth - 1999 five extra arms
Electrofriend by Telephone Booth - 1999 five extra arms
Camerahead by Telephone Booth - 1999 five extra arms
Takin' it all down - 1992 apb
Let it all fade away - 1987 apb
Down and out apb
Wild Wood Flower - 1998 feter
Keyboard Improv - 1978 bubowski
Chuck's Theme (1985) bubowski
Wedding Music 9-9-90 bubowski
Betrayed - 1982 Dick Langford
Henry The Talking Penis - 1982 Dick Langford
LET ME GO - 1976 SmokeyVW
GET YOU HOME - 1976 SmokeyVW
AND THE WIND - 1976 SmokeyVW
Blueboy - 1984 biba_nova
The Brickwork Poems - 1982 biba_nova
Takeaway - 1994 biba_nova
Feelings - 1994 Warren Smith
Long Song - 1979 Bad Smells
Sweet Liberty - 1986 TobinMueller
Walls - 1991 TobinMueller
Pose For You - 1994 TobinMueller
Butterfly - 1995 steck
Ratboy - 1994 steck
Lullabye - 1981 guitapick
Catering To The Aliens - 1979 poodyglitz
Stealing Water (1992) racerat
I'm On Fire (1992) racerat
RR Takeoff in D from oxide (1995) jamorama
Where Are You Now - 1998 SISTERS
Everything Is No - 1985 rik berryere
Girl On The Go-Train - 1984 rik berryere
Everyday Blues - 1977 willnlf
Gouda 7 (late 70's) poodyglitz
Fountainhead - 1999 twonicus
Make Me Hope - 1999 twonicus
Dropping The Cross - 1999 twonicus
Laughing Song - 1984 bud
Chrome Fury - 1990 dolby
50 Second Sculpture - 1988 dolby
This Is A Reminder - 1989 dolby
Wise(analogapalooza) - 1991 echoroom
Sex on Sundays - 1990 cjdaley


drakonis
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Re:Analogapalooza
Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 08:34 AM CDT

Eek! I gotta find my old Sony reel-to-reel (at my parent's house) to extract the old high-school experiments off it... there's some very silly stuff on there. Let's see, uh, that would have been around 1975, yup it qualifies, I'm up for it! I'll see if I can find "The Blue Room" sketch my guitarist best buddy and I did. Very intriguing idea..
ttfn,
Drakonis
five_extra_arms
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Registered: 09/06/05
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Location: Valrico, FL USA
 
Re:Analogapalooza
Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 08:55 AM CDT

What a great idea.

I'm going to dig through my dreadful cassetttes and try to find something absolutely horrible to post. You know, just like the stuff I post now!

Do we have to use the original mix or can we "fix" the EQ and stuff using Audacity or Logic or GB?

Would that be cheating?


Bob

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Vintage Music Festival
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Re:Analogapalooza
Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 09:02 AM CDT

Quote by: five_extra_arms
What a great idea.

I'm going to dig through my dreadful cassetttes and try to find something absolutely horrible to post. You know, just like the stuff I post now!

Do we have to use the original mix or can we "fix" the EQ and stuff using Audacity or Logic or GB?

Would that be cheating?


Bob


Good questions. It's hard to imagine not using Audacicty or some other software to clean up the hiss and optimize the digital transfer - but at the same time it would be a shame to lose any of the original vibe of these recordings.
What's the group consensus on this?

guitapick
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Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 2031
Location: New York City, USA
 
Re:Analogapalooza
Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 09:41 AM CDT

My vote is for no cleanup...unless the piece is so bad that it can't be really "heard".

It's just always fascinated me how our minds filter out the "problems" in recordings. LP pops and scratches or tape hiss, unless both are off the charts, generally fade into the background as we continue to listen and acclimate ourselves to the sound.

So...that's my vote.

Here's a question: I've got some stuff which I/we had recorded in studios at different times, through the years. Some of the basement variety and others much nicer. Someone else did the recording, though, with the mix being overseen by yours truly. All, quite definitely, analog. Will these submissions be "accepted"?

Cool idea...

Bob

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Vintage Music Festival
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Re:Analogapalooza
Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 09:57 AM CDT

Quote by: guitapick
My vote is for no cleanup...unless the piece is so bad that it can't be really "heard".

It's just always fascinated me how our minds filter out the "problems" in recordings. LP pops and scratches or tape hiss, unless both are off the charts, generally fade into the background as we continue to listen and acclimate ourselves to the sound.

So...that's my vote.

Here's a question: I've got some stuff which I/we had recorded in studios at different times, through the years. Some of the basement variety and others much nicer. Someone else did the recording, though, with the mix being overseen by yours truly. All, quite definitely, analog. Will these submissions be "accepted"?

Cool idea...

Bob



We tend to agree with your perspective on cleanup. However, like steroids in baseball - it's gonna be hard to stop everyone from "sweetening" their performances. But I'd like to think that we're an honorable bunch here.

Regarding studio recordings as opposed to "basement tapes" - we encourage everyone to post their own producing/engineering projects if possible. However - if digital was your introduction to producing, but you have earlier tape versions of your performances - please feel free to post, but be sure to credit the engineers or producers.

This brings up another point. In your song descriptions let us know the date and place of your recording session and the hardware used.

Thanks -

from the crew at VMF Productions




 
Re:Analogapalooza
Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 10:14 AM CDT

ok, i posted one, and alomost regret it now... god, i was only a little kid then... i was what, 18? damn... anyhow, have fun with this one, and mock my pain, please.....

http://www.macjams.com/song/33944
midnight queen by RAW SILK...1987....
Dj French Toast
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Re:Analogapalooza
Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 10:25 AM CDT

Everything heard is analog in the end .
J.A.Stewart
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Re:Analogapalooza
Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 10:49 AM CDT

Way ahead of you... or is behind you? These time travel stories are always so confusing. Wink...

Dance, Dance, Dance 1979 by J.A. Stewart


Last Night 1979 by J.A. Stewart


Lady-Killer 1979 by J.A. Stewart

... "When I was younger, so much younger than today..."

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Re:Analogapalooza
Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 11:02 AM CDT

one more-- Shattered Heart, band called RUDE AWAKENING... 1989. recorded in the studio, above the fish market, Aberdeen Washington.....

http://www.macjams.com/song/33947