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HOMEPOP EXPLOSION Issue 10
Spring 2000
(Page 11)





HOMETAPER SURVEILLANCE
THE AUTOreverse SATELLITE DOES SOME SPYING


Intercepted messages between R. Stevie Moore and Dave Gregory, late 1999. May or may not pertain to home recording, AUTOreverse, life in general. Intercepting equipment unable to decode most information. Partial decoding at best. This is what the machinery was able to intercept and interpret.


Subject: Intervu 1
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 17:34:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: RSMko@webtv.net (Moore's Code)

Subject: Incisive Recording Ephemeral Advisions, Chapter U, Table ten (viagra)

DG: Steve -- I'm a great believer in keeping my tape heads clean at all times, and am most careful to wash them regularly with soap and water. However, they never seem to perform quite as efficiently afterwards. Do you have any suggestions as to why that might be?

RSM:>>>My experience has shown that using the soap without the water leads to crystal clear sound on the right channel and then immediately thereafter (Important!) splash the water upon the left speaker as the tape is playing. Results are usually good though the signal reverts to an odd panning effect, which I always get a kick out of. It helped land me a major label deal in fact. But that was back in 1998 before unprofessional head cleaners were banned in New Jersey.<<<

DG: Which of the many branded cotton-buds currently on sale do you use and endorse?

RSM:>>>Yes. Definitely!<<<

DG: Would you agree that it was high time the tape manufacturers developed a leader tape that you could record on to? That's a good 10 seconds extra playing time you'd get on a regular reel.

RSM:>>>As in "leader of the band?" No, Dave that extra ten seconds could dangerously enable said self-proclaimed leader to jeopardize the album's final mix chances of landing the deal! Radio wouldn't stand for it. It's a well-known industry secret that to cut into commercial time is artistic genocide. Let me breathe.<<<

DG: I don't understand all these bands that complain about the cost of studio time. Don't you think that if they were a bit less lazy, and got their fingers out, at $50 for an hour they could do a whole LP?

RSM:>>>You went right over my head with that one. Could you be a little less specific?<<<

DG: I was once advised that de-magnetizing would result in an improvement in recording and play-back fidelity. However, when I tried it, it erased everything on the tape! How did that happen?

RSM:>>>I didn't hear you.<<<

DG: Have you ever accidentally put a tape on the machine upside down, so that it plays backwards? It's REALLY scary...

RSM:>>>Sometimes when I do bouncing on my multitrack and the tape is upside down, I just stand on my head and the backwards effect flanges itself together to where I'm hearing the song both forward AND backward SIMULTANEOUSLY. That's the effect I've used on ALL of my country number ones during the nineties.<<<

DG: And finally...any tips or hints for threading new tape onto those fucking useless 7" Ampex reels?

RSM:>>>Don't do it. Hire an expert! Call Hiram at 000.41.749.329.0389 (nights only).<<<

end of part 1





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Martin Newell cover

THANKS TO IAN C. STEWART

here's i.c.s. upon learning that rsm requests him to record a cover version of ''you can't write a song'' for a tribute album:

and here he is upon discovering the horrific chord progressions:




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BACKWARDS

oops, another deceased site???





  

 
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