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Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby martin randle » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:59 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLfYT6yXgEc

Sorry if this has been posted before.
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby The Elf » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:15 pm

Great stuff!

On a DVD somewhere I have a special they did on the state of music tech at the time. They looked at the Fairlight, Prophet 5 and I think Francis Monkman and Martin Rushent are there somewhere.

Must dig it out...
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby Aural Reject » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:29 pm

I feel very old now.....I can remember both like they were yesterday....and now I've just found the Amiga introduction as well....
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby Yago » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:14 pm

Indeed , like it was all yesterday :lol:
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby Chevytraveller » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:16 pm

Hehehe... Fred Harris... legend.. he used to come into Rod Argents when I worked there.. and Derek Griffiths

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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby Aural Reject » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:31 pm

The Elf wrote:Great stuff!

On a DVD somewhere I have a special they did on the state of music tech at the time. They looked at the Fairlight, Prophet 5 and I think Francis Monkman and Martin Rushent are there somewhere.

Must dig it out...

This... is from that...
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby Aural Reject » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:34 pm

Except it's part of a playlist....so it's just the DX7 bit....
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Postby Zukan » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:06 am

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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby The Elf » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:14 am

Aural Reject wrote:
The Elf wrote:Great stuff!

On a DVD somewhere I have a special they did on the state of music tech at the time. They looked at the Fairlight, Prophet 5 and I think Francis Monkman and Martin Rushent are there somewhere.

Must dig it out...

This... is from that...
Yep, that's it. I have the whole program - I recall watching it as I transferred it from tape to DVD a few years ago. There's a lovely bit where Martin Rushent is explaining the wonders of the Fairlight at which point it crashes - priceless!
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby Aural Reject » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:59 am

The Elf wrote:
Aural Reject wrote:
The Elf wrote:Great stuff!

On a DVD somewhere I have a special they did on the state of music tech at the time. They looked at the Fairlight, Prophet 5 and I think Francis Monkman and Martin Rushent are there somewhere.

Must dig it out...

This... is from that...
Yep, that's it. I have the whole program - I recall watching it as I transferred it from tape to DVD a few years ago. There's a lovely bit where Martin Rushent is explaining the wonders of the Fairlight at which point it crashes - priceless!

Yep - while sampling the snare off Bowie's Let's Dance....before samplng legislation would've stopped him :tongue:
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby desmond » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:23 am

Aural Reject wrote:Yep - while sampling the snare off Bowie's Let's Dance....before samplng legislation would've stopped him :tongue:

Yeah, he had a, er.. infatuation with that snare sample...
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby un_quantized » Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:10 am

Lesley Judd was hotter when she did Magpie.
Don't know if they ever had any vintage electronica though
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby The Elf » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:47 am

un_quantized wrote:Lesley Judd was hotter when she did Magpie.
Don't know if they ever had any vintage electronica though

There are a lot of Blue Peter fans frowning right now...

Magpie, indeed! :D

But there was a certain Jenny Handley. Mmm...

On a slightly different note. I have a VERY old copy of a Blue Peter show on disk where the Mellotron is given a workout providing sound effects.
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby un_quantized » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:08 pm

The Elf wrote:
un_quantized wrote:Lesley Judd was hotter when she did Magpie.
Don't know if they ever had any vintage electronica though
There are a lot of Blue Peter fans frowning right now...

Magpie, indeed! :D

But there was a certain Jenny Handley. Mmm...

On a slightly different note. I have a VERY old copy of a Blue Peter show on disk where the Mellotron is given a workout providing sound effects.

ooo er...confusing my educational kids TV presenters

Jenny Handley, that's the one I meant! No wonder Ms Judd didn't look as good as I remembered cuase it wasnt her I was thinking of! :headbang:

thanks for putting me straight Elf.

I definitely wouldn't confuse a Mellotron and a ZX Spectrum though
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby Aural Reject » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:21 pm

The Elf wrote:
Aural Reject wrote:
The Elf wrote:Great stuff!

On a DVD somewhere I have a special they did on the state of music tech at the time. They looked at the Fairlight, Prophet 5 and I think Francis Monkman and Martin Rushent are there somewhere.

Must dig it out...

This... is from that...
Yep, that's it. I have the whole program - I recall watching it as I transferred it from tape to DVD a few years ago. There's a lovely bit where Martin Rushent is explaining the wonders of the Fairlight at which point it crashes - priceless!

Blimey....can't believe it's over 10 years since we discussed this....unless it's come up in the interim...but....someone sent me a link this morning :p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASEdf9kOqT0
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:44 pm

un_quantized wrote:
ooo er...confusing my educational kids TV presenters

Jenny Handley, that's the one I meant! No wonder Ms Judd didn't look as good as I remembered cause it wasn't her I was thinking of! :headbang:

Jenny was worth running home from school to watch, but let's not forget Magpie's Susan Stranks (the dark-haired one).

I always thought Mick Robertson looked so much like Queen's Brian May back in the Seventies.
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:51 pm

Forum Admin wrote:Jenny was worth running home from school to watch, but let's not forget Magpie's Susan Stranks (the dark-haired one).

Gosh, that brings back memories of 1980 or so when I was rather smitten by Sarah Greene :D
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby Folderol » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:52 pm

Oh dear. Now we realy doo sound like the Darby and Joan club. Although I have to admit I was a Beeb and music 5000 guy myself.
P.S. I was fully employed and settled then however.
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:16 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:Gosh, that brings back memories of 1980 or so when I was rather smitten by Sarah Greene :D

Folderol wrote:Oh dear. Now we realy doo sound like the Darby and Joan club. Although I have to admit I was a Beeb and music 5000 guy myself.
P.S. I was fully employed and settled then however.

In my defence, I was only ten years old at the time :bouncy:
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Re: Micro Live - Computer Music in 1985 (this'll take you back!)

Postby wireman » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:08 pm

Folderol wrote:Oh dear. Now we realy doo sound like the Darby and Joan club. Although I have to admit I was a Beeb and music 5000 guy myself.
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ITV was only good for Out of Town reruns and How.

What am I saying...
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