Well, I'm finally getting around to digitizing my 700+ cassettes (at my wife's insistence--she wants them out of the house), so I'm going to start posting some goodies here. I taped many a show in the Toronto area from the late '80's to the late '90's, and also recorded a lot of radio broadcasts, mostly from CFNY, 102.1 in Toronto. Hope you stumble across something you like, or even a show you were at!

addendum: I have had many comments about the fate of my tapes, so for those worried about them...the masters I am boxing up and storing in my parents' basement. The others (mixed tapes, recorded LP's, etc) are getting tossed. My wife is not evil or insensitive--we live in a small place, and the many boxes were getting in the way. This is something I'VE wanted to do for awhile, as well. She just gave me the push. Oh, and she doesn't have shelves of makeup, or hundreds of shoes, no matter what stereotypes you care to buy in to. Her comic collection, however....

Mazzy Star--Warehouse, Toronto, Oct. 26, 1994

Opening for Jesus and Mary Chains, around the time she was dating William Reid. Good show, but many of the Mary Chain fans didn't appreciate them. Someone yells out "Boring!" at one point, and Hope replies with a laconic "fuck you".

Funny side story. After the show, a bunch of us were waiting for the bands to come out, and Jeff Martin from The Tea Party showed up. For those not familiar, The Tea Party were huge in Canada at the time, and Jeff had an ego the size of Saskatchewan. He fancied himself the new Jim Morrison. True to form, he shows up in leather pants, with an entourage of gorgeous women, who he is hand-feeding grapes. Honestly. He gets to the door to go in and the bouncer stops him. "Sorry, you're not on the list" "Don't you know who I am?" "Yes I do, and you're not on the list". At which point, he slinks away, and the crowd all laugh.
Shortly after, Hope and the Reid boys signed my CD's.

Lineage: aud master from Sony WM-F17>M-audio sound card>wav>flac
editing with CDWav

Track Listing:
01. Flowers in December
02. Halah
03. She's My Baby
04. She Hangs Brightly
05. Ride It On
06. Fade Into You
07. Blue Flower


This is number 201 in an ongoing series.