Mixtape: 30m KUCB Techno from Dec 7, 1992

davealex - 30m seriesFound this fun cassette from a show during Finals week in December 1992.  This one actually has some DJ DaveAlex talking in it which is rare for my radio show tapes, I usually paused the cassette as I didn’t like to hear myself talking when listening to these cassettes.  Techno for 6pm to start the evening!  LOL!

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Enjoy!

Here is the tracklist!

  1. Frank De Wulf – Electrain (Music Man, Belgium)
  2. Aphex Twin – Flaphead (R&S, Belgium)
  3. Disintegrator – Black Dark Ominous Clouds (Industrial Strength, NYC)
  4. D.Shake – N.U.F.O. (Hardcore Mix) (Go Bang, Netherlands)
  5. Station ID – davealex
  6. Glitch – Brain Circuit Surgery (Industrial Strength, NYC)
  7. Mescalinum United – We Have Arrived (Aphex Twin remix) (R&S, Belgium)
  8. Underground Resistance – The Punisher (Underground Resistance, Detroit)

Mixtape: 30m – Chillimental circa 1994 – Experimental/Ambient

davealex - 30m series
Here was a radio show that I did, likely late night, that was more experimental/ambient.  In the spirit of the 30m series, here is 30+ minutes of ambient electronics.  Not sure of the exact date but I know it is 1994.

 

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Enjoy!

Tracklist:

  1. Drexciya – Bubble Metropolis (intro) (Underground Resistance, Detroit)
  2. Velocette – Untitled (Reflective, San Francisco)
  3. Aphex Twin – Windowsill (Warp, UK)
  4. Delerium – Inside the Chamber (Dossier, Germany)
  5. Klinik – Suffer In Silence (Antler Subway, Belgium)
  6. John Pfeiffer – Electronomusic (Drops / Moments) (RCA Victrola, USA)
  7. Locust – Lust (R&S, Belgium)

Mixtape: 30m – KUCB – Mostly Acid – circa 1993

davealex - 30m series
Dubbing down some old mix-tapes and pulled out this dandy.  Unlabelled cassette, likely mid/late 1993.  This installment of the 30m series brings nearly 30 minutes of Acid.  I was able to ID all but one track, which I will figure out soon and update this post.

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Enjoy!

Tracklist:

  1. Vapourspace – Gravitational Arch of 10 (Plus8, Detroit)
  2. Country & Western (Jocham Paap) – Reincarnation (SVR International, Italy)
  3. Galaxy 2 Galaxy – Astral Apache (Underground Resistance, Detroit)
  4. Integrated Circuits – Patience (Labworks Germany)
  5. ???
  6. Lenny D vs DJ Edge – Drive (Edge Records, UK)

Cinco de Mayo :: Colorado Tarryall Topaz

Took the family up near Tarryall Northwest of Lake George to the Topaz Gem Mine for the first open dig of the year. Joe Dorris and his family are awesome supporters of Rockhounds and Gem & Mineral clubs and allow families to come and visit a few times per year.

We took advantage of this year’s first dig and started off pretty slow. We took a portable fold-up chair and after lunch the chair ended up getting blown into a big pit. I went to retrieve the chair and as I was bending down I saw a rock with shapes covered in dried mud. I rubbed it off and it was a specimen quality topaz of nearly 300 carats! That got everyone digging harder and everyone found one (except Trevor 🙁 ). Hunter found a huge bi-color (blue/champagne) cubic shaped beast (about 250 carats) and Daphne found a clear, near perfect crystal (about 8 carat) that doesn’t really need cutting as the facets are awesome! Erin found a couple of nice cutters too.

Hunter holding the two massive stones we found today!

Hunter holding the two massive stones we found today!

The kids posing for the camera digging for topaz

The kids posing for the camera digging for topaz

Daphne digging for topaz

Daphne digging for topaz

Huge bi-color Topaz

Hunter’s bi-color Blue/Sherry gem!

Blue Topaz

The big blue lunker I found by accident.

Daphne's beautifully faceted clear topaz

Daphne’s beautifully faceted clear topazGreat d

Blue topaz cleaned by Joe Dorris

Blue topaz cleaned by Joe Dorris

I had Joe clean my clue topaz and pressure treat it; a big improvement and it is now an amazing cabinet displayed specimen stone!