Keeping it scratchy!
June 26, 2009 6:04 AM   Subscribe

Norwich (UK)-based DJ 78 (aka Dave Guttridge) plays the great tracks of yesteryear using only two wind-up gramophones and a pile of 78s (watch). Now he's got his own monthly radio show, Shellac Shake, complete with podcast.
posted by sagwalla (10 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Good stuff! In a similar vein is WFMU's Antique Phonograph Music Program hosted by MAC on Tuesday evenings. It is also available as a podcast.
posted by plastic_animals at 6:32 AM on June 26, 2009

This post has lured me out of lurking and into registering just to say that Dave78 is truly a king among men. He played some songs at my wedding earlier this year and is not only a worthy champion of pre-60s music but a thoroughly nice man to boot. I would recommend him (and, by extension, his new radio show) to anyone.

There. That's my £3.13 worth.
posted by him at 6:51 AM on June 26, 2009

He just needs a Flavor Flav type sidekick with a grandfather clock necklace and a monocle.
posted by exogenous at 7:00 AM on June 26, 2009

These excellent folks just restored the reproducer & motor of our 1922 Victor VV-260, and it sounds better than it ever has for us.

These machines are not rare - millions were manufactured and they were built like tanks.

I encourage everyone to keep a crank up gramophone and some 78s around so that if the world falls apart we can go out dancing.
posted by squalor at 7:17 AM on June 26, 2009

Rats. I was hoping to see some mad 78 turntablist skillz.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:35 AM on June 26, 2009

if the world falls apart we can go out dancing.

You can just bang on rocks and sticks if you need to, really.
posted by empath at 8:35 AM on June 26, 2009

I'm delighted to see he is using the picnic model gramophone, with internal horn. I have one too, and have found it invaluable during power cuts.
posted by fcummins at 10:39 AM on June 26, 2009

Holy jumpin' George! I didn't think anyone was using Realmedia anymore.
posted by schleppo at 10:50 AM on June 26, 2009

I like how RealPlayer is more obsolete than 78s now.
posted by nebulawindphone at 11:10 AM on June 26, 2009

Wondered who Radio Norwich had brought in to replace Alan Partridge.
posted by Abiezer at 11:45 AM on June 26, 2009

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