I don’t have much time to make funny today, so here’s the video. The Jayhawks, outdoors, right off Neil Werries’ master tape! There is also an FM broadcast of the show, but of course pluraleyes won’t synch it so I need to figure out how to get it done. This will do for now, still sounds good.
Recorded by: Neil Werries Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony EV-S2000- Datavideo TBC1000 – Tevion USB Adapter — Virtualdub
Here’s something a little different for today. Neil Werries caught these guys opening up the Jayhawks show at Taste of Chicago back in 1997… and they still appear to be active! That’s amazing. Recorded by: Neil Werries Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony EV-S2000- Datavideo TBC1000 – Tevion USB Adapter — Virtualdub
After 8.5 hours straight of meetings today, I finally get a break. I kinda blew my wad on the cool archival video stuff early this week, so you get audio for a few days. Man, I love Matthew Sweet. He always seems to get lumped into the “90s alternative” bucket of bands, but all I hear is a great songwriter. Killer power pop. This is an in-store concert broadcast broadcast on WXRT in Chicago, who were probably the best station in the country for live broadcasts back then. I hope they are still relevant, and didn’t go the route of KROQ.
Recorded by: Paul Galis (I think) off radio onto cassette, transferred to my DAT. Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Transfer equipment: Sony PCMR500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496
Happy Mothers Day to all moms out there! We are getting close to the end of the NAR November 1994 tour videos. Here is a show that I had seen on video, but from a different handheld source. This is the best picture quality of them all- I didn’t even need to degrain this one.
Recorded by: Ed Carroll Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Sony DCR-TRV340 firewire into Dell workstation
I know it is a little early for the daily post, but I did not sleep much due to election anxiety. I was looking through the rest of the “Turn it Around Project” videos for the most appropriate video to post today (election day), and I think I found it. Here is a killer video of Spitboy at fireside bowl. Man, I love it when a video captures the essence of the show, and this one does so in a big way.
From the collection of Jason Ross
Recorded by: Bob and/or Mike Byrne Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: JVC HRS9811U and Canopus ADVC300 Enhanced in Adobe Premiere/Neat Video
WXRT was such a cool station- they broadcast so many great shows in the late 80s, through the 90s. Many of them have been widely circulated and have even appeared on some official releases- gotta have that bonus material for reissues. This show seems to have flown under the radar a bit. I did not get this from my usual Chicago trading friends (Ross Weyman, Paul Galis, etc) and I got it after I was mainly trading on DAT… I wonder who I got it from…
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Back in 1992, I spent a week following Uncle Tupelo around the midwest. It was crazy- I had no idea what I was doing or where I was going. This was before GPS and I got myself into a couple of dumb situations that I’ll talk about in future posts. This is the first show of the run… and probably the worst video. There was no place to set up my tripod, so I had to go handheld while standing on these bleacher-style seats on the side. Lots of heads in the way and it is a bit shaky.. but it is also the only performance of the Neil Young cover “motion pictures” caught on video. And it was my only time going to the legendary Lounge Ax venue, so it was still a good night. The lighting was super uneven at the show. There were a couple of times (maybe 5-10min total) where Jay was lit extremely well, and the rest of the time lighting was low. I adjusted lighting for the majority of the set, which means that Jay is a bit overexposed at times.
Audio kicks in at about 25 seconds. I also have about 1 min video of the inside of lounge ax, if anyone wants to see it.
Video recorded by: Shayne Stacy Audio recorded by: Jeff Segota Video equipment: Sony TR81 w/Hi8 ME tape Audio equipment: Unknown recorder & Shure VP88 mic Enhancement/noise reduction in Adobe Premiere Audio/Video synch in Plural Eyes other work in Sony Soundforge & Avidemux
Here is another one requested by Todd Pritchard, from Jason Ross’ collection of tapes. There is a video of this show on youtube with fair quality/distorted audio. This one appears to be from a different source- possibly a pro walkman. Sounds like a Sony D3 or D6 to me.
Recorded by: ? Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Here is yet another Jawbreaker show from Jason Ross’ collection, that was digitized for the Turn it Around documentary many years ago. There is another version of this show on Youtube, but it is much shorter- it is less than half of the total time of this one. I think their quality is better- this one is pretty generated.
Recorded by: ? Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: JVC HRS9811U and Caopus ADVC300 no enhancements. Can’t fix a video this degraded.
Here’s another one from Jim Utz’ collection that I digitized years ago. This one is a little dark- it would be great to get a clean transfer off the master so we could brighten this up, it would look great!
Filmed by: Jim Utz! Mystery Solved! Transfer by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: JVC HRS9811U and Canopus ADVC300