Tomorrow night I'm seeing Henry Rollins, so this evening I went over all my stealth recording equipment to make sure everything is go so I can share Henry's set with all you lovely people. The show starts at 7pm PST, so assuming a 2.5 hour show, plus a half hour or so of drive time, plus a few minutes of editing, I ought to have it online somewhere between 10pm and 11pm PST. Alternately, I may be calling you around that time to come bail me out of jail, in which case there will be nothing online for your listening enjoyment. A third, and far more likely scenario is that the recording will be really lousy, due to never having used this particular rig before. In that scenario, there will also not be anything online for your listening enjoyment. I'd estimate about a 62% chance of a successful recording, so cross your fingers.
Playing with all the stuff got me to thinking about a show that I have spent the last 5 years lazily not copying off of minidisc. I decided that tonight was finally the night, set everything up, and then discovered that at some point in the last 5 years, I inadvertently recorded over most of it. Doh! This makes me a very sad panda because it was probably the best show I ever recorded. If anyone wants to mourn the loss with me, it was Glen Phillips with Nickel Creek at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR. Actually, it was just Glen's set that got toasted. I still have the set him and Nickel Creek did together, and theoretically, the set Nickel Creek did on their own (I'm just not sure where exactly that unlabelled mindisc got to in my vast stack of unlabelled minidiscs.) Maybe I'll get them copied over and edited up sometime in the next 5 years.
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