Thursday, June 10, 2010

New toy!!

I went to a scrap yard to try and get some cash for a set of steel brake rotors today. the first yard wouldn't take them so they directed me to one a little bit out of town. I got there and the guy said, sorry, i won't give you cash but i'll take them. I decided to just give them to him because i couldn't just drop them into our dumpster. trash people aren't down with that shit.
well, at this scrap yard, was also an antique shop. AWESOME!
I scoped around this warehouse with old dusty piled up to the ceiling, and i mean boxes and model train sets and wall hangings, piled on top of each other, up the the ceiling. so much stuff. honestly, i was searching for like an old guitar or some other noise maker and maybe an old stash of instant film or something. turns out i found an old kodak instant film camera, but next to it, WAS A FUCKING REEL TO REEL STEREO RECORDER!! WOOO! he wanted $20 bucks for it, which i was totally for that price. we plugged it in to see if it powered on, and nothing. he said, take it home, if it doesn't work, don't bring it back, but if it does work, i'll trust you to bring me $20 dollars. i said "sold!"

he also gave me a piece of paper with his nephews band website on it. sweet tunes, here is a video of them playing live.

dude has a good voice

anyways. we said goodbye, i went home, plugged it in, still nothing. well, as obvious as it should have been, i turned the volume knob and lights came on. woo! i guess the next step is to head back to mr. joel barton and hold my word by giving him $20. than of course getting some tape to record onto.

the stereo recorder is a Panasonic RS-760S Solid State Stereo Phonic/Recorder and uses 1/4" tape on 7" reels.
i cant wait!

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