The Session Recordings: a borrowed idea
Several years ago, one of the fiddle lists came up with an interesting project. My understanding is that several members of the list made home recordings of a tune or two, and they were all compiled on a series of cassette tapes, and distributed among the contributors, for the purpose of each getting to know each other a little better. The entire thing was done on a non-profit basis, with each participant covering his/her share of the costs, mailing, blank cassettes, etc.
I wonder if there is interest among the members of The Session to embark on a similar project, except perhaps we might find someone among us with the necessary technical expertise to convert the tunes to some suitable digital format, perhaps wav. files, etc. We might each contribute a tune, perhaps a personal favourite, or one which we have submitted to The Session, or whatever seems to be of the most general interest, and post it on a web site. (Jeremy, I am trying to keep in mind that this site must consume a terrific amount of your time, and am trying to find a way to do this without increasing your already heavy load, or putting huge demands on your ISP server space.)
If we decide to put the tunes on cassette tape, then it can be as simple as sending a cassette with your tune on it, and maybe one or two blank cassettes, and a SASE to one of a number of people who will co-ordinate to create a master tape and dub copies..
Any thoughts on this concept? Comments about content, format, suggestions…?