Music-Related Mementos

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  1. staxman

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    About 1989 if remember correctly, they demolished the original Stax Recording Studios in Memphis. Being a Stax fanatic, I, naturally, took a long road trip and commandeered one of the bricks before they hauled them to wherever. I put a plaque and a few emblems on the brick and it's been in my various offices over the years and now resides in our music room. Visitors usually give a polite puzzled smile when I point it out. This was pre-iphone and before the custom of documenting everything in pictures, so I don't have documenting evidence as to it's authenticity, so it's probably worthless--except to me. I treasure the darn thing. When I pass, my relatives will probably shrug and toss the thing out.
    So do you have any music related mementos(other than instruments) that are uniquely near and dear to you?
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    Great story!

    Apart from tickets and t-shirts?

    A McLemore Avenue key chain. And this, commemorating my visit to Muddy's house.
     
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    Very cool! Imagine the stories that house could tell!
     
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    I don’t have this, but a buddy does. When SIR 52nd St. was closing back in the mid-2000’s, Randy beat us all to cut out the piece of wall that Jeff Beck had signed back in the late 80’s when it was known as Club 52.


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    I visited the new Staxx last year. I bought one of those three headed snakes that goes in the middle of a 45 record. It hangs on a chain on my rear view mirror.


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    Good one! Now it's just a hole in the wall.
     
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    Great story, staxman, and love the brick!
     
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    Thanks! Btw, the brick is, of course, old school and heavier than a mofo!
     
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    Well, now it’s a luxury high rise, but it was a hole in the wall until they tore it down. Lol


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    Skynrd ticket from the Scope or Hampton Roads.
    Where they didnt show up and Marshall Tucker
    played for 4 hours and Tommy Bolin and Deep Purple
    another time.
     
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    I just always took photos.



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    I hear ya. These days, if you don't have pics--it didn't happen!:)
     
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    That photo is from 1983 when no one had cameras at concerts.
     
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    The house where Marvin Gaye wrote/arranged the What’s Goin’ On album and where he lived for a long time and while he recorded it is a mile from my house.

    It’s also the house with the backyard that Marvin’s posing in in the raincoat on the back of the LP jacket .

    Trips me out because that record is holy to me. Easily in my top 5 of any music.

    My bike ride takes me down all the streets he jogged through while getting in shape so he could “try out” for the Lions.

    It’s like a living memento every day.
     
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    Just a kiss , a hug , and a broken heart .
     
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    I've kept a part from nearly every studio console I've mixed music on: the quad P&G master fader from a Neve 8024, multitrack monitor knob from Neve 8058, a bucket of P&G faders and a panel of eight analog meters from a Solid State Logic 4000 series, stereo analog and digital meter turret from a Neotek console, a whole Neve 10x1 mixer:

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    a cue knob from an Ampex ATR102:
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    Oh, yeah, and they are staring right at me: the UREI 811C monitors I mixed several national acts on are now my stereo fronts...

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    An old pic - see the old CD player?

    Oh, and the guitar I played in my first big band back in the '70s and have used on many, many sessions since:
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    I'm nostalgic.

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    I saw Iron Maiden at the Garden a few years back. GA floor, standing. Was 10 feet and less from the stage at times.

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    At the end of the show, the band of course threw out picks, drumsticks, and...I caught Nicko’s wristband in a shower of sweat.

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    Ticket stubs.
    This is about 1/3rd of the ones I still have...
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    A few notables:

    - Black Sabbath 1982. One of the first concerts I ever went to. I was 12!

    - The film Let There Be Rock. The theater had big stacks of PA speakers on either side of the screen.

    - Soundgarden opening for Voivod 1990. The Country Club was not a large venue. The place went completely insane for them. A year or two later they were filling arenas.

    - Grateful Dead/Bob Dylan. Giants Stadium, Summer 1987. About 20 of us took a rented charter bus to this show. Whatever unhinged debauchery you’re most likely imagining probably happened.

    - ZZ Top, Afterburner tour 1986. The entire stage was covered in a massive white sheet. The backdrop was this Sphinx head on a sexy woman's body. When the house lights went down the Sphinx head sucked the white sheet up it's left nostril with a huge "WOOOSH!" like it was a giant pile of Columbia's finest. The stage set looked like the dashboard of an old hot rod. Halfway through the show it transformed into a spaceship's control panel with fog and lasers and flashing lights. It was incredible. Nobody does it like that anymore.
     
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    I gave away a Molly Hatchet broken drumstick I caught.
    Bummer.
     
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    That 45 RPM record "thingie" is called a Spider.....don't ask me why.
    We believe your brick is authentic, staxman.....that's all that counts. ;)
     
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