VH 1978-08-06 Oklahoma Jam (remaster)

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January 30, 2017 at 1:24 pm Quote #55683

frankm
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guitard: DJ (the guy who came here 4-5 years ago claiming to be the original source of those ’70s era Fresno shows) committed suicide a few years ago.

Dang, I hadn’t heard about that … I had wondered what happened to that dude.


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January 30, 2017 at 1:28 pm Quote #55684

frankm
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guitard: as I recall, he was rather adamant that he’d put so much money and time into it, that it just wasn’t right to give it away.

I’ve thought a lot about that. I too have put a ton of time and money into a hobby (as many people have) but those are “sunk” costs. Trying to make money on the back-end (while understandable) is often a fruitless task. I haven’t spent money to try and make money, I have spent money and invested time because I was having a good time. The reward is having an excellent recording and good memories … not trying to make financial gain. My two cents.


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January 30, 2017 at 3:10 pm Quote #55685

Gilligan
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frankm: . My two cents.

Which is about all you’ll be left with! Yuk yuk yuk… :mrgreen:


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January 30, 2017 at 5:13 pm Quote #55687

PT5150
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Hope all is ok with Single-8..


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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January 30, 2017 at 5:24 pm Quote #55690

jroundy
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guitard: I know I brought that up with Single-8 at some point … probably in an email or PM.The ol’ “You know … you can’t take this stuff with you” line.But as I recall, he was rather adamant that he’d put so much money and time into it, that it just wasn’t right to give it away.

Hopefully, he’s alive and well and it’s all a moot point.

If he has passed…. maybe a family member will try to sell his stuff on Ebay?


The poor folks play for keeps down here…They’re the living dead. Nobody rules these streets at night like Van Halen!!


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January 31, 2017 at 1:32 pm Quote #55702

frankm
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jroundy: If he has passed…. maybe a family member will try to sell his stuff on Ebay?

They may not even know what it is. I’m pretty certain if I die my wife is just throwing all my DATs in the trash. Of course if I’m dead, what do I care. :D


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January 31, 2017 at 5:04 pm Quote #55704

guitard
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frankm: They may not even know what it is. I’m pretty certain if I die my wife is just throwing all my DATs in the trash. Of course if I’m dead, what do I care. :D


I’m sure the way you describe it is true in many cases. Here’s another scenario – about a guy who is very famous for his ’70s era audio recordings named Mike Millard.

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From Wikipedia:

Mike Millard, nicknamed “Mike The Mic” was an avid concert taper in the 1970s and 1980s, recording mostly Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones concerts in California, especially at the Los Angeles Forum. He taped virtually every show at the Forum from 1974 to 1980. Many of his recordings found their way into the hands of bootleggers who sold Millard’s work to fans.

Starting with a basic mono recorder in 1974, Millard upgraded to a Nakamichi stereo recorder with AKG Acoustics microphones for the 1975 Led Zeppelin shows in the area. He often used a wheelchair to conceal his equipment, pretending to be disabled. Unlike most 1970s audience bootlegs, Millard’s recordings are noted for their great sound quality, and are to this day considered some of the finest audio bootlegs available.

Millard’s recording of the Led Zeppelin concert on June 21, 1977 at the Forum (allegedly taped from row number six) was released under the title Listen To This Eddie, and remains one of the best-known Led Zeppelin bootlegs. His recording of the opening number from the concert, “The Song Remains The Same,” was included in the promos menu of the Led Zeppelin DVD. Millard recorded all of the Rolling Stones 1975 shows at the LA Forum, and his recording of the Sunday, June 13, 1975 show (titled ‘LA Friday’) has become one of the most widely spread recordings of a Rolling Stones concert.

Millard was never behind the sale of bootlegs and was openly against the illegal sale of his recordings – like many audience tapers today. He was notorious for “marking” copies of his tapes so that if one of his recordings turned up for sale on LP or CD, he would be able to tell which person he had traded it to. He kept a very detailed logbook of his marked recordings and who they were distributed to. “Unmarked” copies of Mike’s recordings are very scarce. Recently, several unmarked first generation copies of his Led Zeppelin recordings surfaced in trading circles.

Millard is said to have suffered from severe depression, and he committed suicide in 1990.
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As the story (rumor?) goes … all his masters are still in his bedroom and his mother has never allowed anyone to have access to them. I think I’ve even read stories of people going over to his house and politely explaining to his mom the historical significance of the recordings and asking permission to go into his bedroom and make DAT copies (thus, never taking the tapes out of the house) and she has always refused. It’s anyone’s guess as to why she won’t allow anyone access to the tapes.


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January 31, 2017 at 8:12 pm Quote #55716

Cut2TheCrash
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Here is a great article about Mike Millard as it was pointed out people have talked to his mother and she refused them

http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/features/report/6498/the-tragic-tale-of-a-legendary-concert-taper/

In 1990, Mike Millard destroyed almost all of his tapes. Original concert recordings of legendary rock bands, worth tens of thousands of dollars, were gone. Shortly afterwards, Mike Millard committed suicide.

After Millard’s death, his friends contacted his elderly mother and offered to help her organise his possessions. She refused. For years Mike Millard’s bedroom stayed filled with his recording equipment, and most probably the few remaining tapes. Sadly, that’s the last the world ever heard of Mike Millard and his beloved tapes.


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February 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm Quote #55750

Cut2TheCrash
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I am guessing that no one has heard from Single-8 as of yet ?


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