Friday, January 18, 2008

vhs


after years of collecting mountains of tapes , right from the days we recorded different strokes and manju singh's filmi serial from tv, to the days of recording paradjanov and dogma films, to the hours and days spent diligently transfering footage onto tape for logging...i still dont know what VHS stands for. v must be video, ofcrouse. and the h? and the s?

i know i can do a google search but when when nostalgia breathes down the neck you just wait for the sharp sting that could draw blood.

( and how do i discard them? is there the equivalent of the raddiwala?)

8 comments:

Banno said...

Not the equivalent of the raddiwala. But the raddiwala himself. They take all kinds of stuff. Edward Theatre looks beautiful, has it been restored/renovated?

SUR NOTES said...

oh but my heart breaks banno.we have collected these so lovingly. but now the repairman glares at me when i plead that he looks just one more time at my vcr.

and yes, they spruced up the theatre for this event. i hope they keep it and dont sell it off.

am seriously wondering if we should contact them and do film screenings - vikalp or feature films. what about a cfsi festival? many schools in the area.

Batul said...

Yes, it's a lovely idea. Only CFSI is such a pain. But worth trying. We'd need to raise a lot of money, though isn't it? How does it all work?

Space Bar said...

raddiwala only, unfortunately. please see a post i did some time ago called In Mourning. Sigh.

And when you coming to hyd? you never said. I'll be in Bombay 1st to 3rd - will mail!

parotechnics said...

well i've had some VCR woes myself and verify that repairs are impossible. However, Heera Panna mein maine, erm, ek naya VCR liya hai. It's useful - there are lots of things not yet available on VCD/DVD and sometimes someone somewhere has taped something off DD and you need to watch it. Etc. Ohwhatthehell, I love technology, but I don't like throwing out old things so kya kiya jaye!

parotechnics said...

oh and it'd Video Home System shame on you

bird's eye view said...

there's no 'raddiwala' specially for video tapes, unless you want to donate them to some installation artist. but you can get your stuff traneferred onto DVd - I did that recently, so I've preserved my old episodes of Mind your language and all the classic films TNT used to air.

SUR NOTES said...

hey bird's eye view- some of the tapes are recordings of video installations! donate it back to them? we will have a rather crazy loop.
: )