Old MI Recordings

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Recently, I rediscovered an old cassette tape of the MI entitled "Difficult to Describe." When I was a baby, I had my parents play it ad nauseum so that I could stand in front of the stereo system and "conduct" the ensemble. Inspired, I looked online for recordings of it, and couldn't find any, to my surprise. It's possible that the University itself has it digitized somewhere, but it's not readily findable to somebody who's pretty good at Google-fu. The tape's special to me not only because it was the soundtrack to Toddler Spoon House, but I ended up attending Gary Smith's camp later on as a drum major, and loved the guy to pieces (who doesn't?).

One $25 gizmo later and I'm pulling the audio onto my computer to break up into tracks and make into an organized album. I was ultimately going to put it up on YouTube so that it finally has a home on the Internet, but, I thought, why stop there?

If anyone has any other Illini-related cassettes that they'd like saved from oblivion before the tape itself crumbles into dust, PM me. We'll figure something out, and I'll get your Illini memorabilia immortalized. I'll update this post with the link, on the off-chance anyone else has any interest.
 
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I was in the MI from fall of 84 through the fall of 87. We did a CD/cassette combo or two, but I never got one. If you run across any of those, I would love to get access to it. Bill Olson was a great announcer for them and he's long gone. Andy Isbell is totally fine too, just nice to hear Bill "Ole" Olson doing the pregame.
 
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Ordained Dudeist Priest
Johns Creek, GA
Recently, I rediscovered an old cassette tape of the MI entitled "Difficult to Describe." When I was a baby, I had my parents play it ad nauseum so that I could stand in front of the stereo system and "conduct" the ensemble. Inspired, I looked online for recordings of it, and couldn't find any, to my surprise. It's possible that the University itself has it digitized somewhere, but it's not readily findable to somebody who's pretty good at Google-fu. The tape's special to me not only because it was the soundtrack to Toddler Spoon House, but I ended up attending Gary Smith's camp later on as a drum major, and loved the guy to pieces (who doesn't?).

One $25 gizmo later and I'm pulling the audio onto my computer to break up into tracks and make into an organized album. I was ultimately going to put it up on YouTube so that it finally has a home on the Internet, but, I thought, why stop there?

If anyone has any other Illini-related cassettes that they'd like saved from oblivion before the tape itself crumbles into dust, PM me. We'll figure something out, and I'll get your Illini memorabilia immortalized. I'll update this post with the link, on the off-chance anyone else has any interest.
I pulled a bunch of MI MP3s off of a U of I website many years ago. I still have them, let me see if I can gdrive them or something.
 
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I was thinking drive for hosting too, yeah.

Got the tape mastered, I just need to chunk it into tracks and insert metadata.
 
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I was in the MI from fall of 84 through the fall of 87. We did a CD/cassette combo or two, but I never got one. If you run across any of those, I would love to get access to it. Bill Olson was a great announcer for them and he's long gone. Andy Isbell is totally fine too, just nice to hear Bill "Ole" Olson doing the pregame.
Olson is definitely on this one. Based on asking my parents when they bought this, there's an outside chance you're in the tape, lol