I was going to try NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) this month, just as I did in 2011. I’m glad I didn’t announce it on, say, October 31, because I promptly missed two days out of the first week. Duh. Well, I’ve been preoocupied with that tape archive project, which has yielded 1 1/2 CD-RWs worth of material (29 tracks) so far. Probably none of it is suitable for public consumption, but it’s a cool trip down memory lane for me and I might be able to retrieve a couple of instrumental tracks so I can re-learn and maybe do something more with them.
I was shocked to learn that sometime between 1984 and 1986, someone sounding a lot like a young version of me recorded a version of Anne Murray’s big hit “Snowbird.” Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), it was ruined early in the last verse when suddenly a snippet of Morris Day & the Time’s “Jungle Love” blared in. So THAT will probably not make it into the big boxed set of rarities and B-sides.
All the really old gnarly tapes have been gone through now except for one. Which is good, because I was kind of feeling guilty about spending so much time with them. But I have more tapes, things from my first four-track recorder, not to mention a decade and a half of open mic set tapes. Yeesh. This could keep me busy all winter.