Here are videos made by Collide-O-Scope from my appearance on Monday, September 10th in Seattle.
Bop A Bear
This was sometime in the late 1960s at my home in Martinez, California. I recognize a Knight Kit KM-15 monaural amplifier at the lower right.
Here is my recording of the 4th of July for 2018. Microphones are inexpensive electret capsules encased in facial tissue. I used phantom power to electret plug-in power adapters from Naiant Studio to connect the electret condenser microphones to balanced XLR inputs.
This is a wide stereo recording. One microphone was placed outside a window facing west in my living room and the other outside a sliding door on the east side of the living room. The metal window frame of the living room window has a wire running from it to my Mackie Blackjack audio interface to reduce hum pick-up. This time there’s no additional audio processing other than hard limiting to -.1db. The input microphone gain was set at about 30db (about halfway on the Blackjack) which is considerably lower than past recordings.
This is an internet phenomenom that went viral and it all started here according to this website.
Then the audio was received from the virtual audio cable software and processed with multiple effects in VSTHost.
I didn’t put much thought into which effects were used or what settings were used on SDRSharp. Normally the SDR (software defined radio) software works with receivers like Airspy and Funcube, but it can also process audio files and treat them as if they were radio signals.
Spot 3, # 3 Rhythm & Blues
Spot 7, #11 T-40
Spot 4, # 4 Rhythm & Blues
Spot 8 # 12 T-40
Mashup: Spot 3, # 3 Rhythm & Blues left side and Spot 7, #11 T-40 right side.
This is from my collection of open reel tapes. I can’t remember if this tape is from my original collection from the late 1970s or Ian Allen’s collection of tapes given to KPFA. My understanding is the collection that Ian acquired was from tapes that were to be erased and reused. Luckily, a lot of those tapes were saved thanks to Negativland.
There’s part of an instrumental version of this ad on Negativland’s third album from 1983, “A Big 10-8 Place” at about 3:10 on Part 2 (side 2) of the LP or about 16:32 on the CD.
I believe the term “Rhythm and Blues” means the ad was marketed toward African Americans and “T-40” likely means “Top 40.”
Here is another of Richard Lyons’ 16-millimeter films. This is likely from the 1970s. After doing some online research, the line “You Get a Big Delight in Every Bite” started in the early 1970s. A couple of websites that attracted my attention about Hostess are here and here. I didn’t know there were Hostess ads in comic books!
Direct mp3 download or play: Spot # 1
Direct mp3 download or play: Spot # 2
Here are two radio commercials from my original collection I found at a radio station in the late 1970s. More information about Fry’s is here and here. The music in these ads is by Jean-Jacques Perrey and Harry Breuer. More about these artists can be seen here, here, and here. The tape is now missing, but luckily when Richard Lyons and myself were beginning to digitize and archive our collection of old radio commercials in 2012 this ad was saved. I’m guessing these commercials are from the early 1970s.
Here’s the music featured on the commercials.
Direct mp3 download or play: Short Circuit
Direct mp3 download or play: Saturn Ski Jump
Here is a promo for Saturday morning cartoons from the mid to late 1970s. This is 16-millimeter film from Richard Lyons’ collection. Go here for more information.
This is one of the original open reel tapes a friend and I found in 1978 at the transmitter building of radio station KKIS in Collinsville, California. Go here for more information about these tapes. This article I found online I’m guessing may be the only information of Rev. Max Flickinger, referred to on this recording. There was nothing about “American Standard Time Company” online. This could be totally wrong. Comments are welcome.