Hello everyone! In the last post I mentioned that I was arranging for an old Sparkling Apple U-Matic videocassette tape (from December 19, 1979 at Gary Taylor's Rock Room, no less!) to be burned to DVD. I picked it up from Deena Media on Saturday, and considering the tape has been sitting in my basement for 30 years, it doesn't look too bad at all -- was our hair long or what?? Also, considering the original tape was produced with 70s technology, the results are better than what I expected. Now because the cassette had been stored for so long, there was the inevitable stretching of the tape problem, which shows up on the DVD as horizontal lines at the top of the screen. After a while, though, you do get used to it and assume it's some sort of special FX! Har har!
In any event, the sound quality is poor, due once again to ancient technology. Fortunately, I do have a board tape of the exact same night, so I will attempt to sync the sound on a couple of tracks and then post the videos to YouTube. Of course, the videos will also be viewable on our website as well.
In other news...
I've finally completed creating a DVD of selected songs from our reunion concert. Once I've made a nice looking cover, I will offer this DVD to anyone who would like one -- anyone interested? All you Sparkling Apple followers (the Apple Corps), let me know!
Talk at ya later,
Colin (Captain Maniac)