Welcome to issue #14 of Tape Op.
Welcome to Tape Op number 14!
Unplug the patch cables, normalize the board, put on some Booker T and let's hang out. I've realized recently that my introductions to recent issues have been very formal, so I decided to throw in a more personal slant. I run a studio, Jackpot! Recording, as many of our long-time readers might know, and that's where I make my "real" income. It's a fun job, the best I've ever had, but seems to always pull me into debt. The month of August was one of the slowest times ever, and I'm sure I lost money, but it gave me a lot of time to rack up a bunch of Quad-Eight modules and rewire some of my patchbay. There's a lot of great records that we [me, Joanna Bolme and some of the boys] did at Jackpot! that are out now or real soon, like Quasi, The Cavemannish Boys, Pete Krebs, Welcome, Third Sex, Richmond Fontaine, Niven, Sarah Dougher, The Dickel Brothers and more. It's a blast to work with these people and to try new recording ideas out too. I also play bass in Elephant Factory (buy one of our CDs!) and in Foggy Notion, a Velvet Underground "tribute band," which includes my lovely girlfriend Jane. Anyway, what I'm trying to get across is that TAPE OP is made by real people who play in bands and record albums while having fun, not by a bunch of publishing guys in fancy hi-rise offices. Shit yeah.
Now get out there and record something!
Larry Crane, editor