Bill Drummond - Waterstones Book Shop - Glasgow - Monday 15th September 2008
Bill Drummond, leader of '80s avant-garde pop group The KLF gives a talk and book signing to promote his new book "17".
The talk focuses on Drummond's belief that musicians should "dispense with all previous forms of music and music-making and start again."
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tufty HiMd > WAV > amplified in audacity > variable MP3 > you
This is not a great quality recording. I was caught out by Bill deciding to speak without using a mic or amp, resulting in his voice being recorded at a very low level.
In addition to this, I was four seats away from the refridgerator unit in the bookshop cafeteria, and this leaves an intermittent buzzing noise in the background as it switches itself on and off throughout the talk.
You will also hear an ongoing "bing bong" in the background, eminating from the doors of the bookshop lift opening and closing.
These background noises are very noticable as I had to seriously amplify the recording in order to hear Bill's voice better. I made various attempts to reduce the noise and tidy up the recording using audacity, but the one that worked best was simply a straighforward amplification - yes it makes the recording noisy but you can now hear Bill speak.
Torrent also includes Metro interview from the same day.