A year or two ago I decided that my collection of over 450 tapes was taking up closet space that I wanted back. I had since downloaded digital copies of most of those amazing shows so I knew I would be OK. Dark Star Orchestra was coming to play an outdoor venue in our town and I new they would host a large number of heads at their show. I gathered most of these tapes(I had to keep a few of the most killer masters for me) and toted them to the show I set up around my car the wall cases of tapes with a sign that said FREE, but please be kind to others. Most folks could simply not believe it and repeatedly asked, 'are you sure?'. Many traded stuff for them and I felt real good passing along to the younger heads -their first tapes. Fun, Fun, Fun
howdy so I hear you some aud tapes and youre trying to get rid of them. how can I arrange to get some? I will pay for shipping of course. my email: ZAPPAFACE68@COMCAST.NET
or call 267-441-2757 thanks mickey
and discovered boxes and boxes of tapes that had been thrown in there more or less at random a decade or so ago. It's going to take several bursts of energy to sort them all out. I also found two reels, which I have no idea why I have them, as I have never had a reel-to-reel. One of the Dead at the Hollywood Palladium, one of mixed Dead/Airplane stuff. The only thing I can think is I must have grabbed them at a yard sale, or someone else did thinking Hey, Mary Will Like This...
I suspect there are still quite a few of us with tapes, even though we rarely play them.
One thing that makes me really happy though is that the technology is now such that you can connect your cassette deck to your laptop with nothing fancier than a plain old patch cord and digitize your tapes. Whether it makes sense to do this with your music is debatable, as there are almost certainly better versions out there but hey, this is the one you imprinted on. But I've got a boatload of interviews that SERIOUSLY need this, painful as it is to hear myself sounding like a fool all the time. Usually the person I'm talking to doesn't.
I haven't thought'bout "The Tapers" in years...I gave up the cassette deck decades ago...But I will NEVER forget all the microphones on poles in the audience...
Back in the 70's I vaguely remember the Hells Angels working their way to the front of the crowd and pulling the batteries out of some poor dudes cassette machine and warning him about a few things...Apparently this Cat was like "Mr TAPER" or some name like that...and he had been warned before...I'm thinking Rosevelt Stadium New Jersey...The show after the Big Rain out cancellation...(Now that was a bad scene daddio...LOL) Nothing like hitch hiking while trippin...OR is it Trippin while hitch hiking??? In a thunder storm!!!
It's GOOD to be ALIVE!!!
Hey there! I will take as many if the tapes that you'd like to part with, just let me know how much it would be and how to pay you... It would be easier to
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I have about 250 tapes of GB and JGB shows that I want to give away to people who would appreciate them.
About 15 shows are master tapes that I made with a Sony D5.
Masters are 1982-1983 other tapes are older. I think its only fair that masters don't go to one person.
Only need to pay for shipping.
Rejoined after long absence and looking for 1990 shows (not official releases). Happy to trade or BnP. Plenty GD, Dylan, Phil, Dead to trade. Please contact directly. Thanks.
Long shot, I don't even remember seeing tapers at the show, but hoping there's one out there somewhere...just would like to take a trip down memory lane, don't recall a lot about the show, except possibly a Russian Lullaby and squeaky Jerry acoustic strings. :)
11/16/1984 Jerry & John Kahn State College, PA
Would take it in any format. If you have it or know of it, PM me and let's talk!!!!
So nice to see people who still want to trade tapes here. It's such a nostalgic throwback to a time when people used to trade tapes without a conditions or throwing in favors. Not caring so much about the quality, just wanting the show for whatever reason. Believe it or not it's the first time since 2007 since I've seen it.
Hoo-ray for a simpler, more innocent time - just 25 years ago from performance to collection.
Following up to see if anyone saw my post about free tapes.
If still interested please send me a PM and we can take it from there.