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02:30 am: BF Gunn
So I've spent most of the evenings this week not writing journal entries about my weekend. Either I've had company over each night or have been busy with something else (tonite not excluded.) But that doesn't prevent me from scripting them in my head while I'm at work. I'll get a decent one in sooner or later, just not tonite, I guess.

Anyway, since I've built up a bunch of free songs on iTunes from Pepsi bottle caps I've been researching and downloading covers of the theme to Peter Gunn by Henry Mancini. I'm quite enjoying the music and look forward to listening to it while playing the updated version of Spy Hunter for the PS2 that I haven't purchased yet. This BF Gunn compilation is an idea I had a few years ago and it is only recently coming to frutition. Even tho' I have covers by Sarah Vaughan, Dick Dale, ELP, Elvis, Jack Costanzo and an acapella group called The Swingle Singers, it is still not complete because the crowning center piece will be, no. HAS to be the music from the original Spy Hunter arcade game, the one that started it all. Finding it for the arcade stand-up may take a lot longer, but until then I have the NSF file from the Nintendo game. Not as much bass from the back speakers but still an awesome version.

I have over a dozen tracks but my search still lies long before me. Peter Gunn is a relatively short song and all the tracks I have so far total little over half an hour. My goal was to fill an entire CD's worth and my vow to avoid weak versions just as filler and... um... damn. Speaking of, I just found one done by Deja Blues that would be awesome were it not for some guy with a squeaky voice screaming at the audience to do different dances.

I'd better go; multitasking isn't working tonite and if I'm not careful I might buy another Deja Blues song.

- E V I L O U T -

P.S. sacredspud, if you ever find those tracks you were downloading for me for this project, please let me know and I'll have a surprise for you.

Current Mood: Cool
Current Music: Theme to Peter Gunn originally by Henry Mancini

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From:nothingbutcards
Date:March 24th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
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Ahh. Someone else knows the joy that the Peter Gunn theme brings!
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From:evil_jim
Date:March 24th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
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You're more than welcome to a copy once I've finished with the compilation.
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From:sacredspud
Date:March 25th, 2005 10:31 am (UTC)
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You're lucky I recently started cataloguing all of my MP3s! I thought I must have deleted them, but I’ve been keeping a text file that lists every song I own and what CD it’s stored on… Turns out I backed them up several months ago. Now that you have access to iTunes, I doubt there’s anything there that you don’t have, but I’ll let you know what I’ve got.

So what’s the surprise? Is it that missing episode of Max Headroom which you e-mailed me about? If so, I’m excited to see it. If not, I’m still excited to see it. Have you received the DVDs yet?
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From:evil_jim
Date:March 27th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
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Yes,I have received the DVDs and they both work fine, despite the awful new plastic smell from the cases. They both appear be bootlegs, possibly homegrown from VHS tapes. I'm still glad I got them and you're welcome to join me to watch in the near future.

No, that's not your surprise.
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From:sacredspud
Date:March 28th, 2005 09:23 am (UTC)
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So then my next question is, how's the quality? I know I'd offered to buy them from you if you were unhappy with them, but it sounds like you'd like to hold on to them. If they're as good or better than what's available on the Digital Archive Project (specifically, if they don't have the annoying TechTV graphics), I might purchase my own copy.
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From:evil_jim
Date:March 28th, 2005 09:58 am (UTC)
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After taking a closer look, the series appears to have been recorded from Tech TV and about the same quality as the DAP files, but The Original Story is of good quality and may have been ripped from an official VHS release. It's not entirely appropriate, but it will be fun to bring the movie to the next Craptacular at Anime Club this summer.
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