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Second Side Up Radio Show

Postby cheifwhat » 10 May 2020, 18:23

I'm curious if anyone has heard of it? It was basically some guy who started recording a radio show on tape from the 70s. If anyone is interested.
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Re: Second Side Up Radio Show

Postby Flower » 10 May 2020, 20:57

Never heard of it in the States but it's not surprising reading this ...

http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2017/05/04 ... our-slack/


Radio on Tape: from ‘Second Side Up’ to ‘The Hour of Slack’


For 40 years Mark Talbot hosted his UK-based radio show “Second Side Up.” On cassette. Only on cassette.

At its peak the show had 40 listeners, but duplicating that many tapes became too big of a financial drain on the DJ, so he scaled back.

I learned about “Second Side Up” from the Australian podcast “This Is About,” presented by producer David Waters, who discovered the show when Talbot listed the tapes for sale online. He contacted the cassette DJ to learn this utterly captivating, and very human, story. Waters also produced a slightly longer audio documentary for BBC Radio 3.
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Re: Second Side Up Radio Show

Postby cheifwhat » 10 May 2020, 21:26

That's the one. One of the guys who made the radio documentary gave the tapes away on Gumtree and i got them. If anyone is interested let me know.
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Re: Second Side Up Radio Show

Postby Charlie O. » 11 May 2020, 00:41

The actual tapes??
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Postby Charlie O. » 11 May 2020, 00:52

I just finished the BBC doc and I really enjoyed it, but I suspect that's enough for me.
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Re: Second Side Up Radio Show

Postby Rorschach » 11 May 2020, 14:40

cheifwhat wrote:I'm curious if anyone has heard of it? It was basically some guy who started recording a radio show on tape from the 70s. If anyone is interested.


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Re: Second Side Up Radio Show

Postby cheifwhat » 11 May 2020, 20:41

Rorschach wrote:
cheifwhat wrote:I'm curious if anyone has heard of it? It was basically some guy who started recording a radio show on tape from the 70s. If anyone is interested.


Chiefwhat!!!!!!!!!

An original doyen!!!

Blimey, sir. It's been a while.


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And yes. I think they are the actual tapes. About 50 of them.
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Re: Second Side Up Radio Show

Postby Charlie O. » 11 May 2020, 20:46

I'd hate for something to happen to them.

If I took them, though, it would be tantamount to throwing them away. They'd go into storage, probably until my survivors come acoss them and wonder what the hell I was doing with them, and throw them away.

I can't help but think that that guy's gonna wish he hadn't got rid of them someday.
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Re: Second Side Up Radio Show

Postby cheifwhat » 12 May 2020, 14:21

Charlie O. wrote:I can't help but think that that guy's gonna wish he hadn't got rid of them someday.


He was giving them away with the expectation that they'd be taped over. I was looking at the picture to see what was on them when I noticed they were all called 'second side up' so I googled the title and said I'd be curious to hear them. So the guy gave them to me instead of some other guy who had already claimed them.
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Re: Second Side Up Radio Show

Postby Charlie O. » 12 May 2020, 14:28

That's somehow both hilarious and sad.
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