Monday, June 15, 2009


Never one to pass up the chance to win a Stratocaster autographed by Pete, I dug out the the very first video I ever filmed with my GE 1CVC4030E. That camera/recorder ended up being a pain to carry around--not to mention I got tired of being behind the camera instead of in front of it. (I ended up selling it to the hapless George Allen--despite my impassioned disclaimer regarding the system's drawbacks--too bad for you, George!)

Anywho, when I slipped the 25 year-old VHS tape into my player, it was immediately eaten and mangled almost beyond recovery. After multiple repair attempts, I was able to salvage some of the footage and edited this brief clip for submission to's "Windmill Contest".

Wish me luck.

1 comment:

PARM said...

That is wonderfully hysterical! IMHO, the mangled tape artifacts ADD to the charm!!! Were it not that way, you would have to process the footage using some expensive software to achieve exactly that look!

Actually, what I meant to say was, "That was wonderfully who-sterical!"