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August 5th, 2013
03:06 pm


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MuseCon Adventure
Went to MuseCon, kind of on the spur of the moment. Bonnie and Sam were making a classic 78 rpm record with an old record cutting machine.


Steve was being sound engineer and Bonnie was busily cleaning away the little groove cuttings or "swarf".

I'm not sure who was singing and playing, perhaps Bill Higgins knows.

Edit: Yes he did!

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Date:August 5th, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
Well, that was amusing to watch. Did they play it back? How did it sound?
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Date:August 5th, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
It sounded good, modulo the crackling you'd expect from an old-fashioned record.

There's a danger of some wow from the de-swarfing process, constant gentle strokes with a brush in a way that reminded me of watching a curling match.

Near the end there was some scratchiness.

Steve Salaba gave me the weirdest gift I ever received. (See also.)
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Date:August 5th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
Bonnie Jones was indeed brushing away the swarf, but your sound engineer is Steve Salaba. (Bonnie's husband is named Sam.)

Cathy McManamon was the performer.
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Date:August 5th, 2013 08:25 pm (UTC)
Many Thanks for straightening out the names.
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