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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

MARK SCOTT INTERVIEWS JONATHAN RAUCH, 1994

with Mark Scott


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Editor's note: I lied. You get one more. I took notes on this the other night but I can't find them. I believe that this is the tape where Scott mentions Jim Bakker's release from prison which places it around December 1, 1994, give or take a day or two. 

The main impetus is a cut-off interview (the end) between Scott and Jonathan Rauch, a gay rights activist and proponent of gay marriage. In my opinion the state has no right to sanction any marriage but since people love governmental control they call it a family value. When the state sanctifies anything it is diminished. Anyway, Rauch reminds me a lot of Mayor Pete Buttigieg. In fact, I would guess that if you look into the bad mayor Pete you'd find some ties to Rauch. Personally, I could give a flip less either way but that was my first thought upon hearing the guy talk.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

THE BAVARIAN FUN MAKER BAND

by The Bavarian Fun Maker Band


HBR PRODUCTIONS
RSR-703
STEREO


SIDE A:



Bergvagabunden (Mountain Vagabonds)
Das Kufsteiner Lied (The Kufstein Song)
Lily Marleen (Played With Cowbells)
Clarinetten Muckel (Clarinet Polka)
Muss I Denn (Wooden Heart)

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Edelweis (Theme From Sound Of Music)
Schau Das Alpengluhn (See The Alpine Glow)
Wien Bleibt Wien (Vienna Forever)
In Munchen Steht Ein Hofbrauhaus (In Munich There Stands A Hofbrew House)
Rosamunde (Beer Barrel Polka)
Ein Prosit

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Editor's note: this is pretty generic stuff and rightfully so since these appear to be Bavarians in Tennessee. Not that that is an unheard of thing since there is a Germantown in Nashville, that I'm aware of, and likely other German enclaves across the state but...it's not Little Bavaria by any means.

Also, I'm in the fatigue stage of a getaway week and there likely won't be many, if any, posts for the rest of the week, though that may change if I feel a little more spry after working 10 hour days for a week straight.

Monday, October 28, 2019

THE INNER CIRCLE OF THE ILLUMINATI

by Texe Marrs


LTP
1995


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Editor's note: I cannot tell you how irritating the "farting noise" being emitted from some unknown radio wave and transferred to the recording is to me but there's apparently nothing that can be done about it. Clearly it's a neighbor's phone and unless I somehow jam their service it's a variable in the recording process.

As for Texe: it dawned on me last night while recording this that when he gets into the flow of his words and his voice rises he kind of sounds like the narrator from the television Batman series. Maybe not a dead ringer but he reminds me of him, whomever he was. Other than that, F- the Illuminati!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

THE ROSS PEROT THAT NOBODY KNOWS

by Texe Marrs


LTP
1994


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Editor's note: I don't know what it is down in the water of Austin, Texas but hombres like Alex Jones and Texe Marrs aren't buying into the mainstream news bullshit and neither should you. Surely, Perot was an insider or he'd have never been allowed to enter the fray of American presidential politics. Trump, similarly, though the reaction of the Deep State has shown that they are none too pleased with his performance thus far. Which is the only reason that I support him from a psychological standpoint. Materially or vote-wise, no thanks. I'll never vote again even if at the barrel of a gun unless my daughter's physical safety is threatened. Other than in those extreme circumstances I won't willfully take part in a corrupt system that keep politic dinosaur-aliens like Lindsey Graham, Dianne Feinstein and their ilk in power. 

As for sound quality: the farting returns. Surely it must be a neighbor's phone waves interfering since I had everything turned off and/or moved out of close proximity. Other than that aspect I've been very pleased with the cassette recorder. I'll attempt this one again in some more secluded setting at some point.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

DORRIE AND THE HALLOWEEN PLOT

by Patricia Coombs


LISTENING LIBRARY
FTR 86
1976

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Editor's note: there's only so much I can do for all y'all's people of Amerigo Vespucci Land and this is my morsel meat, bread and greens all rolled into one Halloween spectacular fueled by a morning protein shake and a pumpkin beer. You get what you gets. 

The first time I recorded it a "farting" noise appeared every minute on the minute. This was late night and I presume that's when the most "farting" waves are sent through the atmosphere to interfere with audio cassette transmissions though I'm not sure of that fact. The second attempt proved more successful with muted audio blips.

Either way, this is some solid entertainment for the kid fishes in your life. A little too candy sweet but for a 5-year-old it's likely as riveting as old Jack O'Lantern himself. He-self? He/himself. It. Eh, @!#*! WE!

Friday, October 25, 2019

CLEOPATRA AND ALL THAT JAZZ

by Al Caiola and the Nile River Boys


UNITED ARTISTS RECORDS
UAL 3299
MONO
1962


SIDE A:



Antony And Cleopatra Theme
Temptation
Love For Sale
Mad About The Boy
Body And Soul
Cleo Baby

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SIDE B:



Caesar And Cleopatra Theme
Lover Man
I Can't Give You Anything But Love Baby
Under A Blanket Of Blue
All Of Me
Be Mine Tonight

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Editor's note: I like the idea of Cleopatra way more than the concept of jazz or the actualization of the genre. In fact, I hate it. Failed classical musicians, all of them. That said, I thought that the Cleopatra would outweigh the jazz and be a cool mixture of Egyptian and St. Louis but it's exactly what I didn't want it to be: JAZZ. Anyway, it's still a semi-great album cover minus Al Caiola ruining the shot.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

INTERVIEW WITH HARRY BROWNE, NOVEMBER 28, 1994

with Mark Scott, WXYT, Detroit


SCOTCH
STUDIO MASTER CASSETTE


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Editor's note: on the day that Jeffrey Dahmer was murdered in prison Libertarian candidate for the Presidency of the United States, Harry Browne, was interviewed by WXYT talk show host Mark Scott in the 11 o'clock hour of his 9-Noon slot.

Subjects included in the interview were the size of government, GATT, free trade and Michigan Senate hopeful Jon Coon, whose candidacy in 1994 failed to garner the requisite 5% to get the party on the next ballot.

The sloppy writing on the cassette is that of a young radical named me! I was a liberal for about 2 weeks before I started listening to talk radio and was easily convinced on the insolvency of leftist idealism. 100 years of Progressivism in America has turned us into a second-rate country in a world of third world hellholes.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

GERMAN BEER DRINKING SONGS

by The Zillertal Band


SOMERSET RECORDS
SF-18700
STEREO
1963


SIDE A:



O Du Lieber Augustine - Du, Du, Liegst Mir Im Herzen
Bayrische Ländler
Freut Euch Des Lebens - Mein Hut Der Hat Drei Ecken
Barbara - Polka
Ansage - Schunkelwalzer - Ein Prosit Der Gemütlichkeit
Herbstpolka
Schuhplattler

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Ein Prosit Der Gemütlichkeit - Kornblumenblau
In München Steht Ein Hofbrauhaus
Der Fröhliche Wanderer
Trink, Trink, Bruderlein Trink!
Holzhackerbuabn
Lili Marleen
Du Kannst Nicht Treu Sein - Wer Soll Das Bezahlen - Heute Blau Und Morgen Blau
Auf Wiedersehn

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Editor's note: Oktoberfest goes until November, right? I don't really care if it does. I'm posting all of these motherfuckers now and moving on. Hopefully, I'll receive the Halloween cassette that I ordered on eBay before the 31st and post it here to zero applause or fanfare. I don't blame you. Actually, I do but since I can't punch your tits in I'll just type passive-aggressively until my fingers tire out. That time is now.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

GERMAN BEER DRINKING MUSIC

Hans Braun, His Brauhaus Band & Chorus


DIPLOMAT RECORDS
D 2293
MONO


SIDE A:



Ein Heller Und Ein Batzen
Die Blauen Dragoner
Oh Du Wunder - Schoener Rhein
Schwartzbraun Ist Die Haselnus
Unter Den Doppel Adler
Morgen Marschiren Wir

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Steig Ich Den Berg Hinauf
Waldeslust - Freut Euch Des Lebens
Das Schoenste Auf Die Welt
Glaube - Nicht Ans Rehbocknest
Wenn Die Soldaten Durch Die Stadt Marschiren

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Editor's note: while buying cheap records at the thrift store today and having no luck finding any cassettes I remembered that I had some Oktoberfest on vinyl saved from earlier in the year and before. The same old oompah that I listened to on and off in between FB posts on some research that I am always doing. Yeah, this blog is more about keeping the blog relevant to a minimal degree and archiving and almost nothing to do with the actual recordings. That's  how I roll.

Monday, October 21, 2019

MUSICAL MEMORIES OF GERMANY VOL. 2: AUF ZUM OKTOBERFEST

by Various Artists


TELEFUNKEN
LT 6585


SIDE A:



Auf Geht's Zum Oktoberfest (Bavarian Medley)
Der Rixdorfer
Muß I Denn, Muß I Denn

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Bier Her, Bier Her
Der Graf Von Rüdesheim
Als Wir Jüngst In Regensberg Waren
Es Zogen Drei Burschen Wohl Über Den Rhein
Gaudeamus Igitur
Es War Einmal Ein Treuer Husar
Einmal Am Rhein
Kornblumenblau
Wir Kommen Alle In Den Himmel
Trompeten-Echo
Trink', Trink', Bruderlein, Trink'
Im Grunewald, Im Grunewald Ist Holzauktion
Tiroler Holzhacker Buam
Ich Kann Nun Mal Das Jodeln Nicht Mehr Lassen
Radetzky-Marsch
Pack' Die Badehose Ein
Auf Wiederseh'n

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Editor's note: first off Telefunken is one of the best sounding names for a record company. Secondly, oompah oompah oompah. That's what these Oktoberfest records always sound like. No matter, I love the covers even though the photos of said covers are garbage because it's raining here in Michigan and the light won't return until next April. Deal with it.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

JENNIE GYMNAST



MATTEL INC.
11163-0360
1993


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Editor's note: Jennie Gymnast was a crappy doll from the 1990s and the instructions and music follow suit. Garbage made for garbage people! Haha. Cheer up, Bub, I say this about everything. It's my schtick.

Friday, October 18, 2019

BUBBLE JOY

by Elaine Curzio


AVANT GARDE RECORDS
AVS-125
STEREO
1970


SIDE A:



Magical Box
Does God Ever Laugh?
Hey God
God Is Alive
Hip Hip Hurray
Reflections

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SIDE B:



Bubble Joy
Celebrate Life
Resurrection
And The World Was Made Flesh
Evolution
Where The Spirit Leads

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Editor's note: my longstanding rule of self-governance as far as sealed records are concerned is that unless I have at least 2 copies and they aren't extremely rare I will not open them. As such, I've had this record for probably a decade in sealed form. Today, I found an opened copy at the thrift store and finally get to hear it. Not bad! The stand-outs are "Does God Ever Laugh?" for the cringeworthy laugh affect that she uses and the show stealing but very brief "Resurrection" on Side B. Other than that it's par for the course religious folk from the 1970s.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

RADIO SHACK TELEPHONE ANSWERING MACHINE: AFTERNOON

by nondescript old white guy


RADIO SHACK
43-401


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Editor's note: since this was only 20 seconds I let it run through for a few minutes. You'll thank me later. I'm not sure for what but something good will come of this nothingness.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

LULLABY FROM THE WOMB

by Dr. Hajime Murooka


CAPITOL RECORDS
ST-11421
STEREO
1974


SIDE A:



Sound Of The Main Artery Of The Mother (A)
Sound Of The Main Artery Of The Mother (B)
Sounds Of The Main Artery And Veins Of The Mother
Sounds To Relax The Newborn Baby (Combination)
Sounds Of The Womb & Intermezzo From "Jewels Of The Madonna"
Sounds Of The Womb & Traumerei From "Scenes From Childhood"

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SIDE B:



Meditation From "Thais"
Air On The G String
Intermezzo From "Cavalleria Rusticana"
The Swan From "Carnival Of The Animals"
Andante Cantabile
Panorama From "Sleeping Beauty"

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Editor's note: I bought this record to piss off abortionists but the sound quality on the first slice is akin to something metallic dragging on a gravel road spliced onto the ear of a third trimester stethoscope. The 2nd side would only anger the Brahmists - both religionists & devotees of the musician himself.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

EXPOSE ON THE CLOSET WITCHES

by Lance Wallnau


1980s?


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Editor's note: this is an odd tape because the supposed expose of the closet witches contained here within is mostly a vocal doubting of the expose itself. Regardless, it seemingly involves the ministry of a comic book preacher named Jack Chick whose congregation was infiltrated by lesbian witches. At the point where Wallnau's congregation begins to pray for Chick's static Hell takes over the tape. I let it run just the same because I'm a purist but it is an aural nightmare to the ears so if you're using headphones keep that in mind. SIDE B returns to the prayer session. The rest is up to you to discern.

Monday, October 14, 2019

A YOUNG PEOPLE'S INTRODUCTION TO BRAHMS

written by Joseph Machlis; narrated by Norman Rose


WONDERLAND RECORDS
RLP 1483
1962


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Editor's note: I fell asleep at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during a Johannes Brahms program some years ago. That's as deep as my cultural discernment goes. Without the Wikipedia-esque talkover biography on this record I'd likely be sleeping before SIDE B. Snoring is not optional.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

PSYCHIC READING, OCTOBER 26, 1994

by Kathleen of the Alhambra Institute


1994



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Editor's note: I'm going to get verbose here so grab some Ritalin. Having the misfortune of being half Polish and being born under the astrological sign of Taurus (I don't believe in any of that bullshit) I am doubly-inclined to be stubborn. In my quest to find both an obscure cassette of ghost stories by the witch Gundella and also the psychic readings she was known for I have scoured through bin upon bin of AOR, religious and nature tapes at rummage sales, thrift store, garage sales and estate sales in my quest to find either. No such luck but I won't be deterred. 

Back before there was eBay and you could just click and buy that which was desired you had to search ceaselessly for obscurities. I heard "The Motorcade Sped On" by Steinski & Mass Media on BBC Radio 1 late night sometime around 1990 and had to have it. Being that it was only available on a limited release 45 record as well as a Canadian compilation CD, also in limited edition, it took me probably 5 years of searching before I finally found it in a discount bin at Sam's Jams in Dearborn. I'm on year 10 of looking for Gundella's offerings. Having gone so far as to contact the guy in Southfield who produced the tape. He was shocked to hear that somebody was actually looking for it after 30 some years. 

Anyway, this is the only psychic reading that I have ever found on cassette and was half of the impetus for purchasing a cassette to MP3 recorder. The reading is fairly boring and Kathleen, the psychic from the Alhambra Institute in Dearborn, Michigan, which is now defunct (and surely Kathleen has passed since she was 73 when this was recorded) makes a disclaimer or two about the accuracy of the cards. Not that it matter since the recipient is unnamed and likely deceased as well and we'll never know how accurate it was. It's an interesting local curiosity just the same.

Also of note, is that the Alhambra Institute must have been close quarters because it sounds like you can hear another reading occurring in the background of this tape. Furthermore, Mary Kathleen Maureen Murphy (from Wexford, Ireland; maybe I will figure out more about her!), the psychic, has somewhat the same cadence, dialect and accent as good old Gundella.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

RAP WITH THE FACTS: MULTIPLICATION



TWIN SISTERS PRODUCTIONS
TWIN 1


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Editor's note: after the novelty of this tape wore off all I can think of is WHY?!?!? Why did somebody make this? Why did I buy this? Why did I post this here? Why are you going to listen to this? Ah- yes, the disappointed one speaks.

Friday, October 11, 2019

THE HORRORS OF HELL

by Dr. Al Lacy


ARTIST'S RECORDS
720413


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Editor's notes: This record promised a searing, wood-paneled vision of The Horrors of Hell but the preacher man only delivered the path to get there. Obviously, eternal disappointment is my fate and now yours, too.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

DEALING WITH DEMONS

by Ernest B. Rockstad


1970


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Editor's note: while I believe that this is an earnest attempt at demonology I'm pretty certain that the persons being exorcised are probably drunks, addicts or mental patients but not likely haunted. There's no real EXORCIST moment in the recording though some of the fatigued wailing and crying is a bit eerie just because. Either way, an interesting offering.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

COMMODORE 64: AN INTRODUCTION TO BASIC PART 1

by Andrew Collin


COMMODORE ELECTRONICS LTD
1982


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Editor's note: sometimes you have to get through a bad experience to reap the rewards of a positive one. This is one of those bad experiences. Though I will say that listening to the entire 11 minutes or so of static white noise in the vein of the AOL signing on to the internet kind of vibe builds up your endurance towards negative stimuli. I used to do that with AOR on the radio and force myself to listen to songs that I hated (especially Alanis Morrisette) so that when put into a torture chamber by the Illuminati they couldn't sweat my virtue out via noise and terrible music. Anyway, the good experience referenced in the first line will appear tomorrow in the form of "Dealing With Demons" whereby a man of Jesus exorcises a few women of their demons. Until then...

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

THE AMERITECH MOBILE ANSWER TAPE



AMERITECH
1991


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Editor's note: so it's come to this, eh? Instructions for the now archaic mobile phone. The bulky thing that rich guys talked on in their convertibles that looked like an army medic walkie talkie. Or maybe it wasn't that far back. Whichever it was it was the best and worst and only fitting for this dinosaur blog which doesn't know how to properly retire.

Monday, October 07, 2019

LETTER TO RUTH AND JACK FROM DAD (& MOM), MARCH 7 & 9, 1986


1986


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Editor's note: the logistics of recording cassettes as opposed to vinyl isn't much different except that the records are generally longer and spending more than a half hour on this project is grinding to me within an already busy schedule. Thus, some tapes. Once I get past the short supply of brief recordings I will likely falter some more. I love recording things but I don't like spending a lot of time doing so. I many more pressing things to accomplish.

Anyway, this tape was likely picked up at McKay's Books in Knoxville since I recognize a few road names being from that area. While the Dad who recorded this letter to his children is unnamed he reminds me of a more southern version of Kurt Vonnegut. Given the same recording devices they may have been almost aural dopplegangers. Which is odd since I'm assuming that Dad was from Knoxville and Vonnegut from Indiana. No matter, the letter is classical DAD from olden times when the minutia of the day became the newsworthy subject. Add in some poetry and Bible verse and it's hard to see how this ended up in a free book bin.

People, places and things mentioned in the tape are Mr. Ernest Godman (or Godwin), Rockaway, Oregon, Mother Porter, Blackstone, Virginia, Washington D.C., Camp Magruder, Edgar A. Guest, Citizens Drive-In Bank, Dr. Price, Kroger, Ladonna Dress Shop, East Broadway, Sevier Road, Asberry Acres, World Day of Prayer, June Crumley, Roger Mudd, Tom Brokaw and a few names that I couldn't understand.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

RADIO SHACK TELEPHONE ANSWERING MACHINE OUTGOING MESSAGE

by Radio Shack


TANDY CORP.
CAT. No. 43-417
1985


SIDE A:

SINGING SIDE



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SIDE B:

INSTRUMENTAL SIDE



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Editor's note: I don't think there are going to be any great revelations for anybody on this answering machine cassette other than the fact that some people don't even know what an answering machine is.