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Post by minnick27 »

Hey Berm,



What do you do when the gang isn't touring?
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Post by bermuda »

I relax at home, do a few gigs with other bands, and in 2001 I started seriously archiving old band tapes to CD - rehearsals, gigs, outtakes, demos... much of which is with Al. That's been almost a full-time pursuit, so it was a busy year for me!



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Post by Johnnytimewarp »

Any chance that this material you're archiving might wind up on a "rarities" CD?
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Post by bermuda »

A few things have already appeared on the Dr. Demento Basement Tapes: Yoda, I Love Rocky Road, and a demo of an old song with different lyrics than the released version (due any day on BT #10)... and I had the only copy of it!



Lots more stuff is being preserved for the future, but I don't foresee a 'rarities' album anytime soon.

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Post by whatmepolka »

Just out of curiosity....are you finished?

With the obvious exception to future projects:))



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Post by bermuda »

Far from it, I've probably converted 20%, and filled about 70 CDs. It's gonna be a big archive!
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Post by whatmepolka »

Do you consider your collection to be an investment or a passion?

..........or perhaps, a really, really bad habit you are trying desperately to quit...

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Post by bermuda »

It's really a passion, because the bulk of it contains my work. It's not so much about archiving Al... it's about archiving me! But I do have some cool Al-only stuff, don't know if it will ever see the light of day. I converted those things as much for Al, as for "the archive."
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bermuda wrote: Tue Feb 26, 2002 6:35 am I relax at home, do a few gigs with other bands, and in 2001 I started seriously archiving old band tapes to CD - rehearsals, gigs, outtakes, demos... much of which is with Al. That's been almost a full-time pursuit, so it was a busy year for me!



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Can you please release those demos.
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I can't do anything with the recordings without Al's permission.
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