Tuesday, January 3, 2012

mailings and findings

UPDATE: check out Michael's record cutting here: Circular Waves. very cool

today, i received a few 7" home-cut records in the mail. shit yeah.
anywho, the records were done by Michael Barrett of Secret Message Machine, out of Greensboro, on his homemade record lathe. he did an awesome job, including a little picture disk of two of his own songs.  I strongly encourage anyone to go and check out his music. It's damn good. 
Here are a few more links that have some music from some of the great bands out of Greensboro:
Experiment All Music & Subjective Collective
Other than Secret Message Machine, I'd definitely recommend checking out The Raymond Brake, Blank Blank, Embarrassing Fruits, and Summer Camp Casanova. Oh, and Kaleidoscope Death (especially the album Old Man Brown). 
and back to all-lower-case. 
so after getting turned on to homemade record lathes, i found myself doing some research on how to build one.  but then realized i have basically no mechanical knowledge to accomplish such as a task (with any level of moderate success). so i tracked one down in circleville, oh. unfortunately it is winter and i couldn't go to the famous Circleville Pumpkin Patch.  apparently growing up in ohio means pumpkins and hay-fights (exactly what it sounds like. kids fighting each other in hay and with hay). those hay-bale mountains were pretty rad. 
so yeah, it's gonna take some work, being made in 1939 and all, but i hope to get it up and running in the coming weeks. gonna be cutting so many 7"'s. 

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