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Monday, June 06, 2005

Technology Wins Again


Late last year a friend and I were driving back from Devonport and I started using this silly old man voice.
My friend found this to be exceedingly funny, so over the weeks, we built up a bit of a persona for him, gave him some history and a name and all that jazz.
At my old place of work I had the opportunity to record short monologues onto cassette tape and I'd give them to her to listen to in the car.
Now that I started a new job, I don't have the opportunity to record these moments, so I began to look for old style tape decks that had a microphone jack.
I've been looking for a working one for almost 9 months now.
I have scoured the op shops.
Asked friends.
Visited the eco-salve.
I've had three near hits.
The first tape deck I bought for $6 from St Vinnies and the mike jack didn't work.
Then I found this old thing at the office and it seemed fine until I pressed the record button, the button itself fell into the machine and that was the end of that.
Then, at last, my dear friends Carrie and Nick had one but that was ca-cah too.
So in the end I wrote a letter. Posted by Hello

8 comments:

Nonsensical_Flounderings said...

I've been trying to find a small cheap hand held recorder so I cna get done all the inane stuff floating around in my nut. But you're right, those older recorders seem scarce.

St. Vinnies is that St. Vincent de Paul's?

M

Elliot said...

That's exactly right!

Red Egg said...

Brilliant!

"Then I found this old thing at the office and it seemed fine until I pressed the record button, the button itself fell into the machine and that was the end of that."
---Hilarious.


How did the letter go in the end? Not the same I'm sure, though :)

Elliot said...

As it turns out the letter was extremely funny.
I have not heard te response to it but I'm certain it'll be popular.

Red Egg said...

That's wikkid. lol. :)

Ann said...

you should record it onto your blog :D

Elliot said...

Ann - I would do but it makes it a little hard to listen to in the car.

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