After continuing and massive computer problems I got fed up and switched to a mac a few weeks ago. I had a lot of trouble with the new PC I bought and the subsequent service team so I told myself to make a radical shift. I haven’t become one of those Apple-is-the-only-way-to-go people yet but I must tell you, I am loving it. However, I have had numerous problems trying to switch this site ( and my others) over to a macworld.
As a matter of fact, I had to post all my new pages at an Apple server because I could not easily upload them to my normal doncampau.com pages. So, that is why you will notice different URLS for the new pages. Also, many of the old Living Archive pages will remain up too because I am not going to re-do every page now. However, I may have help in the future with that. So, for now, this is the new “interim” look of The Living Archive. But still, the content is up and the iMac’s iWeb program (looked down on by some “real” programmers) is really easy and neat to use. I like it.
This month’s artist spotlight is on the veteran experimental home producer, Charles Rice Goff III. A long time SF Bay Area resident, for the past few years he has been living in Kansas. Unique is an overused term but Charles fits easily into that category with his penchant for pop song, looping frivolity, chaotic cut ups, christmas classics and tireless work on his video/audio passion.
I recently reconnected with Paul Lydon, a home taper living in Iceland. Although no longer with Laura Valentino, she and Paul had sent me two beautiful, personal tapes in the early 1990s that I have always cherished, not only because they were from Iceland but because of their charming and idiosyncratic music. He also sent me two recent CDs that show him in great form still.
Author and musician, Thomas Bey William Bailey joins me in an extended conversation about a wide variety of topics from cassette resurgence to collaboration and much more.
When I first knew Crystal Awareness he wasn’t known by that name and lived back east. Oddly enough for the past several years he has been living in my own local area. Now with his computer and banks of synths he still creates a thick soup of synthesized sound and is still spacey after all these years.
There is also some early experience comments by Adriaan Mol of the Florida home taper band, Mashpot.
I hope you enjoy this issue and much more is to come. Let me know what you think at
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