I went to that World's Fair. My first Belgium waffle and I still have
the dinosaur I made at the Sinclair Oil exibit.
An interesting use of reel to reel tape was at Chuckie Cheeze Pizza
Time Theater. They used 4 channel Teac machines for the the fixed
animated characters. Three channels were the voices of Chuckie and
his guests while the remaining channel contained beeps and squeaks
that controlled air valves that moved the characters arms and heads.
On Feb 12, 2009, at 9:57 AM, Steven Smolian wrote:
> For the 1963-4 World's Fair, I made a 3-3/4 ips 14" background
> music tape for a reversable Scully that was used for background
> music in various venues. Mine was at the daily fashion show. I
> also ran their PA every day- no days off- for 6 months.
> Some jobs have different benefits than others.
> For a different job, I made another tape for use in, of all things,
> an elevator.
> Steve Smolian
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Muzak is bankrupt
>> David Breneman wrote:
>>> --- On Thu, 2/12/09, Dave Nolan <[log in to unmask]>
>>> I remember a K-Mart in Tacoma (the first one in this area)
>>> that opened in the 1960s. (What a bunch of cheap junk. My
>>> parents bought me a pair of shoes there that didn't last
>>> two days. Anyway, back on topic...) I remember there being
>>> several 7" tape decks behind the customer service counter
>>> that played the background music. I don't know if the
>>> music was licensed from Muzak, but it definitely wasn't
>>> piped in; it was played from within the store. FWIW.
>> One of the Naxos family of recordings is a collection of 'soft
>> classics' for storecast. IIRC, they are sold in sets of ten or
>> twenty CDs. At Klaus Heyman's suggestion, I made an MP3 CD-ROM to
>> provide uninterrupted play so no one would have to attend to the
>> player throughout the day.
>> I've no idea whether the CD-ROM version was ever issued. Of
>> course, Klaus had all rights to the recordings and they were
>> licensed for storecast use.
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