Welcome to issue #52 of Tape Op.
This April marks ten years of doing Tape Op Magazine, just as last November marked our 50th issue. We've been getting a lot of praise and encouragement from readers and we all thank you all very much.
This issue has a slight theme to it regarding skateboarding. Some of you may be scratching your heads wondering where this comes from, but given some of the great records that Tommy Guerrero and Ray Barbee have been making and the work that Thomas Campbell has been doing it's hard to pass up. Plus my partner in crime, John Baccigaluppi, is an avid skateboarder (checkoutthe1/4pipeinhisstudio!) and used to be part of Heckler Magazine, a great read for skating, snowboarding and music. There's always been a connection with skateboarding, art and music — check it out.
We're busting our asses to put together TapeOpCon 2006, June 16-18 in Tucson, Arizona. It looks to be as great an event as any year yet, so sign up and come on down! We'll be learning, meeting, eating and drinking — plus some rockin' out at night. Don't miss this event! www.tapeopcon.com
Alright, have a great spring, and get out there and record some music. Thanks again for reading,