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Search for the Missing Writer

Postby kevinkirby » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:07 pm

So I finally got six parts of a twelve-part interview posted:

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


What started as two hours of random gack on a second-hand videotape now becomes a series of ten minute digitized fragments that were recorded perhaps more than a decade ago.

It sounds like the interviewee might, at one point, be referring to a publication. Was it part of a book promotional thing?

Does anybody recognize the person on this tape? (Reminds me a bit of MAB in the mid-nineties -- and perhaps there are signs of an influence there)

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With "the fix"

Postby kevinkirby » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:09 pm

Oh yeah,

here's the higher quality version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIVWsEOzjrU&fmt=18

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The Video Mystery: Clues and More Clues

Postby kevinkirby » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:26 pm

I'm getting more ten-minute segments processed and posted. I had to redo part three yesterday, and now it appears that part 7 might also require a second chance.

At least I'm getting some hands-on experience with this stuff, in terms of the time it takes and the steps required for posting Hi-8 from a broken camera. I hope I find out whose tape this was originally, so it can be returned to them for a more professional treatment; boosting & cleaning up & synchronizing the sound with the image, etc.

Plus, the all-important question -- who is this person?

A) The video was definitely recorded in the mid-nineties, as there is mention of the date in section 7 or 8.


B) Also, a title mention for the piece being promoted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASCjn6-x4Qw&fmt=18


C) Locations in the Plains States are referred to. Could the hotel have been somewhere in Oklahoma?


D) Take on Me, by the band A-Ha, is described as being new when the videographer and the subject were in high school. This song came out in 1985. Meaning the two were in their twenties in the video -- and could now be as old as, or older than, 40.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_on_Me



I sincerely doubt that this videotape will ever find its original principals, even through the vast reach of the web. Even so, I'm pleased to present this fascinating and erudite individual for the edification of any and all (the many or, more likely, the few) who stumble upon its new resting place...


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