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And some unofficial videos are here and here.
Real Rock Music Reunion
The show has aired repeatedly on the Learning Channel. I've seen it a couple times and I've heard from others that it's been shown a lot. Somehow, I never got a good recording of the show, but thanks to Duane Champion we have some "unofficial" videos of the day's events. So, fire up your RealMedia player and check it out. These clips are much more detailed than the actual show was.
The producers (Marc Sachnoff and Joel Lipman) have notified me via snail-mail that the show will be aired (cabled) on The Learning Channel twice in the month of February.
The show is entitled Strange Science, and our Rock Music is in a segment called "Odd Sounds". Here's the schedule...don't miss it!
The producers have informed me that they are not allowed to provide us with preview clips to post here on the site (the buggers), but I will record it when it airs and put Real Video right here.
This was fun. A producer from The Learning Channel show, "Strange Science", doing a show about Ringing Rocks Park contacted me and asked if we could do the Rock Concert again, this time to be videotaped for the show.
Without even thinking about it, I said, "SURE!", and began to invite people to perform in the Real Rock Orchestra. I wasn't sure who would show up, but I knew there were more than a few people nearly as crazy as myself.
Special Thanx to those who made this possible.
The Plan called for us to meet in the parking lot of Ringing Rocks Park at around 11:00 am on Saturday, July 18, 1998. Instead, we sorta all filtered down to the rocks and hung out while the TV crew, who had arrived hours before, shot an interview with a geologist who talked about the unique properties of the rocks.
When that was over, they set me up in an area with some "good rocks" and, on camera, asked me questions about my involvement with the rocks.
At some point in the development of this project, I hope to have transripts of those interviews that I can share with you here, but for now...let's just say, this is going to be a pretty neat show.
Lunch Break was followed by a period of searching for an area with enough "good rocks" to accommodate all the players in close proximity so the camera could see all of us. We found a good spot and settled in, "tuning up" while the camera and sound gear got into position.
The music was wonderful. As it was last time, the music was improvised. But this time, for the camera we attempted to improvise the same piece several times so the camera could be re-positioned for the cutaways.
We'll all find out what really came of the session sometime in January or February (1999), when the show will air on The Learning Channel.
I'll keep you posted right here.
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