Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Audio Letter/Mixtape To Don Mclean

If there ever was a cassette waiting for the internet it would be this one. I have worked for Don Mclean since he first moved to Maine about 15 years ago. He's a really nice guy with a very intelligent and friendly family. I made sure to let him know that i am a "Data Collector" and he can appreciate that. He's got a lot of stuff that you could imagine a guy like that might own: musical instruments,16 mm films, records, tapes, rock n roll memoriabilia, etc. So eventually he starts giving me stuff like a drumset, a PA, some mics and BOXES OF CASSETTES. He told me most of the cassettes were given to him over the years by friends and fans and he just doesn't have the time to sort through them. There was a lot of store bought tapes like Marty Robbins or Fats Waller, but there was also alot of handwritten jobs in there too. One of them was a Maxell with no writing on it. When I first put it in, it started at the beginning of side 1 and out came the strange nasal voice that said..."Hello Don Mclean..." Needless to say I was enthralled from that very moment for I had just discovered a genuine AUDIO LETTER/MIXTAPE from a weird little fan of Don Mclean! A lot of the songs chosen are actually quite good, so I included 2 by the Supremes with nasal introductions by Denny Cronin. There are more magical moments of sheer PRE PODCAST ANNOYING CHATTER on the tape that I shall liberate from it's magnetic prison later. Actually you can get it now.....Entire Audio Letter Mixtape For Don McLean [FLAC]
{Re-Uploaded August 17, 2012}


Anonymous Lady Leary (Emily) said...

Hey Charlie-
Thanks for giving me the heads up... this is fascinating stuff!

I'm trying to get it work (ie hear the stuff you are sharing).

This seems to be a great mode of sharing/preserving your collections!


10:59 AM  
Blogger Charles Hendrick IV said...

thanks emily. if you don't know how to listen to these tracks, follow these steps. A- click the text that has a different color font.that should take you to a page that says "Mytempdir". B- once on that page you'll a little meter thing near the bottom of the page that says preparing file. C- when the name of the file appears you right-click and choose "save-". that should save your file to your hard drive. then you just play it through you media player or transfer to i-pod, or burn to disc, or put it in the trash if you think it sucks. -CHAS

9:14 AM  
Blogger Fatty Jubbo said...

this is a gem! wow.

11:50 AM  
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