There is a REALLY long story about this show that I will paste below all of the tech details. As an aside, you would think that this “8mm video xfer and synch with better audio thing” would be simple, but it is a 10 step, multi day process… especially with all of the trial and error at the start. Please pardon the delays.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TR-81 for video; Sony TCD-D3 and 1 Nakamichi CM300 mic.
Xfer from a Sony DCR-TRV340 Hi8 camera via firewire.
Audio rebalance via Izotope (boost bass and guitar)
Video Noise reduction in Adobe Premiere w/Neat video.
DAT xfer wirh Sony PCMR500 & M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card– Reaper
Audio/Video Synch via Pluraleyes
I land in Chicago and see them at the Lounge
ax on the first night. The next show was in Bloomington, at Jakes.
This is before GPS and internet maps- I had a handful of AAA maps that
put me in the general area of the club. So off I go- I leave Chicago
and I see roadsigns that say “bloomington, 200 miles” or something like
that.. so I follow them. I get to bloomington and I check into a motel 6. I start looking in the phone book for Jake’s, and I can’t find it.
I spend an hour + trying to figure out where the club is, including
asking the indifferent receptionist at the motel, when she finally
says “are you looking for Bloomington IL or IN? You are in IL”. It is
about 6pm, and I realize that I am in the wrong STATE for the show. My heart and stomach sank.
I jump back in the car and consult the map. Looks like about a 3
hour drive, and I am panicking- afraid that I flew to the midwest only
to miss one of the shows because of my stupidity. So I jump in the car
and start driving. I take the most direct route on the map, which is a
mistake because it takes me through a bunch of small towns with 25mph
speed limits and stop signs(it seriously felt like I was going through
people’s backyards). It is also raining torrentially and these huge
semis are throwing swimming pools full of water on my rental car. It
was probably the most stressed I had ever been in my life at the time-
for 4 hours straight!
I get to the club and burst through the door like a madman,
expecting to see UT finishing up their set. The show had not even
started yet, and all of these laidback people are looking at me from
the bar like “WTF is your problem”. So I start drinking guiness,
trying to calm down and I get completely smashed before the band goes
on. I met a guy who I traded tapes with, who I am sure thought I was
totally insane. Luckily for me, that was probably the best show of