Saturday, February 5, 2011

Do the Bunny Hop

I'm not sure what the Bunny Hop is exactly, but if i was doing it with that little dish in the middle there, i'd be smilin too.

Hop a while!




Anonymous said...

Hi, Rockin' Jeff. I remember doing the bunny hop when I was a child in elementary school in the mid-1950s. Usually done in a circle, holding onto the waist of the person in front of you just like in the picture with Dean Martin.

And may I ask how you are 'converting' these records? I know you're most likely a busy person, but if it's not too much trouble, I'd appreciate it. (And certainly no problem if you've not time.)

I just found your blog, and I appreciate your posting the records.

God bless your day...carol

Rockin' Jeff said...

Hi Carol, thanks for the comments.
To answer your question: I convert the records using a connector that goes from my stereo into a usb port on my computer. It's imported using a program called 'Final Vinyl.' From there, I sometimes use a program called 'Audacity' to "clean up" particularly noisy files. From there i use a program called 'Switch' to convert the super huge files to much smaller mp3s, then they go into my itunes where the cropped label scans are attached...

It's a tedius process to say the least. Especially since a lot of these are 78s and i since i don't have a 78rpm player, i have to record them at 45 rpm and then later "speed up" the digital file.

It's a labor of love for sure. But somebody's got to do it, right...

Thanks again for stopping by, and enjoy the music.

KL from NYC said...

Dean Martin????
That's Ray Anthony and Tony Curtis (and why are they doing the bunny hop together???)