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Next message Mike_b posted on Sunday, 04 February, 2007 - 11:11 pm

Myke or anyone Can you copy this from you tube

Its Toccata by Sky video

Please e-mail me if able to help


Next message Tricky posted on Monday, 05 February, 2007 - 09:56 am
Hi Mike-b. We can do better than copy it. There is free software that should let me download that clip, but I already have it as a much higher quality mpg (153 Mb - with no silly overlays), and on DVD(s) - transferred from a VHS tape before it could deteriorate any further.

It's the piece that was recorded for the Wienybuds Videostars VHS Richard mentions on the Albums page. I transferred the whole VHS to DVD - and made some clips to share too. The chances are that someone downloaded it from ME and made a low-res version for youtube. Myke has it on his "bits disc" DVD, and Chris has a copy of the DVD. Can't remember who else has it now...

I managed to get the tape on ebay for 99p. It was an ex-rental, but looked like it had only been played a couple of times - brilliant condition. Incredibly lucky to find it at all . There's a lot more info in the Videostars thread. If you want, we could MSN the clip, or you could have a copy of the DVD, or whatever...

I've put a (spammable - the things you have to do these days...) email address in the Getting a Username and Password thread.
Next message Mike_b posted on Monday, 05 February, 2007 - 10:23 pm

Myke may have done me a copy? I don't recall / can't find.

Despite being unemployed now (Boo Hoo) I'd love a copy and pay whoever accordingly

Next message Tricky posted on Tuesday, 06 February, 2007 - 11:03 am
Mike, if you can't find it, email me on and we'll arrange something. (Unemployment is something I've always wanted - as long as someone paid me at least as much as I get now. Not much chance of that unless I win the lottery)
Next message Chris posted on Wednesday, 07 February, 2007 - 10:18 am
Yes, I've got a copy of this, but it wasn't me that put it up on YouTube. I hope that this is a good sign, as it would be nice to see some of the old TV appearances again, especially those from the BBC, circa 1978-80. Surely someone out there MUST have copies???? And I'm sure that, by now, you've all seen the great clip on there of FM demonstrating the Prophet 5. I love the bit at the end where he deliberately plays out of tune having just tuned it! And who says classical musicians don't have a sense of humour? Did anyone? Or am I just imagining it...???
Next message Mike_b posted on Wednesday, 07 February, 2007 - 10:15 pm

Yes I saw it and added an extra after this original comment but it did not upload.

By the way how are you long tiome no speak - send us an email.

Great to here from you Chris.

I'll add it again

Prophets link is

also there are 3 links to Francis Prophets / Sky & Long Good Friday

plus lots re curved air including their rendition of Toccatta with Darryl Way and Francis
Next message Myke posted on Thursday, 15 February, 2007 - 08:29 pm
Mike, I can send you a copy of the 'Bits' compilation I put together (courtesy of Tricky lending me his Betamax tapes and Wienybuds disk). No cost, you've helped me in the past, so only fair to return the favour. Sorry to hear about the unemployment, been there myself a few years ago. So I know it feels surreal to start with, then that wears off, and you have what seems like an endless search for something new. Let me know if your address is the same as before, and I'll put a disk in the post for you.
Next message Chris posted on Thursday, 15 February, 2007 - 11:43 pm
Good evening everyone. Nice to see you back again Mike. Sorry to hear that you're out of work. Hope it won't be for too long. I shall get in touch.

Myke (with a 'y'), I'll have to email you regarding some Beta to DVD copying that I think I mentioned to you a year or so ago. I've got a few episodes of Tucker's Luck on Beta tape that I think you said you'd be willing to copy for me? Anyway, sorry it's been a while. I shall email you soon.
Next message Myke posted on Saturday, 17 February, 2007 - 05:35 pm
Chris, No worries any time as I still have access to the betamax equipment. Do you still have my e-mail and postal addresses?
Next message Chris posted on Saturday, 17 February, 2007 - 06:41 pm

Ah, good point. I have just checked and yes I still have several emails from you, but I didn't notice your address on any of them! Obviously I did have it, but can't seem to find it now. I'll email you in a few minutes. By the way, I've moved since we last corresponded (not left town, unfortunately) so the address you had for me last year is now out of date. Cheers and I'll be in touch.

Next message Adrian posted on Saturday, 03 March, 2007 - 02:56 pm
if anyone is interested, I can send a 5MB Toccata video to your e-mail. Let me know
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