Direct mp3 download or play:  The Rototiller Tape

Me and my grandfather’s rototiller in 1958

Another shot of me and the rototiller

Here is a recording I made in the 1980s, which was played several times on Over the Edge and in particular an episode called “The Starting Line.” I would usually announce that while I was recording, the rototiller would hit a rock and the person operating it would cuss. That never actually happened. With that in mind, this “field” recording seems to be well liked. As a matter of fact, it is a field recording and of course I used my Sony TC-D5M cassette recorder with a one point stereo condenser microphone. I have for you the entire “Rototiller Tape,” plus a couple of pictures of myself and a rototiller at my grandparent’s home in Santa Rosa, California, most likely in 1958.