Thursday, November 6, 2008

A "Podcast" of TS discs

What Have I been doing the last few weeks?. Well I'm trying to get Archives In Newcastle (or (anywhere) Interested in my copies of Transcription Discs which could be important "historically"

As any kind of work in Newcastle is pretty much Non-Existent (to an Audio Engineer and IT Professional) who Doesn't Drive a car. and has applied for more jobs that most people alive (always get's back to "do you own your own car") and due to the crazy "rent" that landlords charge here In Newcastle, I'm forced to move interstate to try to find a job. So Before I leave I'd like the City Of Newcastle to have these Discs that I have Saved from destruction a "home", Although they are not the original discs that I possess I do have Fine "Flat" transfers of the discs, and also have some "restored" versions I made myself.
So far the archive of abc (sydney) can only accept ABC bdcast material (a lot of the discs originated from 2K0) I have some interest with the Newcastle University and perhaps the Newcastle Museum.

I cobbled together a string of "bits" from these discs and made a "podcast" so that archives could hear bits of the discs. The discs were all in "dire" condition with some discs very "mint"!
All the bits in the "podcast" are my "good" restorations.

I was hoping that handing back these discs to some kind of "archive" could get a little bit of publicity which would surly help me obtain work. but this hasn't been the case.
as Ive seen over the years by reading the local newspapers whenever someone finds something remotely Old and hand's it to some museum some "hoopla" always surrounds the event. but when a chance of historical RECORDINGS, not just a few faded photos or a old anchor or some piece of antique furniture. this is Oral History that YOU Can emersce yourself in. but stone me no one cares. oh well that's why's there's so much Missing TV and Radio.

There's all kind's of rare material here. openings of various important buildings, Local Radio shows, an OB when the Queen visited Newcastle (presenters calling the "action" from various Rooftops), including her speeches. etc etc..

A "Podcast" of TS discs

Its a direct download Mp3. just a very quick "assembly" to around 10 mins to record. so expect dodgey production values and me repeating stuff I've said. It was just so "people in the know" could hear.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I find it amazing that you couldn't get anyone interested in these discs! They obviously have huge historical significance to Newcastle. Thanks for sharing the snippets - a fascinating glimpse.