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redbull
11-21-2010, 02:54 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9210000/9210121.stm

Kahlo
11-21-2010, 06:20 AM
Did they hire more people than Quinto?

cork_soaker
11-21-2010, 06:44 AM
Ben Knox-Miller, of The Low Anthem, embraces his taper fans

cork_soaker
11-21-2010, 06:44 AM
The miniaturization of recording equipment has helped tapers

cork_soaker
11-21-2010, 06:45 AM
The Smashing Pumpkins hired those who started their taper mailing list

cork_soaker
11-21-2010, 06:46 AM
Moments on stage at the Astoria have been saved by the tapers

cork_soaker
11-21-2010, 06:46 AM
All of the recordings that I make, I feel that I am recording something of historical benefit

-Alex, taper

cork_soaker
11-21-2010, 06:48 AM
You can hear Nicola Stanbridge's report on tapers on Radio 4's Today programme on Monday morning, between 6 and 9am.

cork_soaker
11-21-2010, 06:49 AM
:)

slunken
11-21-2010, 07:58 AM
I'm contributing.

stumpycat
11-21-2010, 10:59 PM
Heh. They way they discuss tapers in this article makes me feel leet for having been "in" on the trading thing over a decade ago. But I think that the Pumpkins, for some reason or another, have always been one of the more prominently represented bands in the taping community (as well as in the online community! There used to be more SP pages than you could shake a stick at.) I just assumed many other bands might have the equivalent but also kind of got the impression that this might not be the case. It must say something about the psyche of the Pumpkins fan, eh?

Also--if this was the "old" Beeb, they would have not just put out a story but would have featured a whole documentary about it on Channel Two. I miss those documentaries...now it's apparently just a lot of reality shows.