I must be in hell

Photo credit: nypl.org

Waves of fear, attack in the night
Waves if revulsion, sickening sights
My heart’s nearly bursting, my chest’s choking tight
Waves of fear, waves of fear
Waves of fear, squat on the floor
Looking for some pill, the liquor is gone
Blood trips from my nose, I can barely breathe
Waves of fear, I’m too scared to leave
Waves of fear, waves of fear
Waves of fear, waves of fear
I’m too afraid to use the phone
I’m too afraid to put the light on
I’m so afraid I’ve lost control
I’m suffocating without a word
Crazy with sweat, spittle on my jaw
What’s that funny noise, what’s that on the floor
Waves of fear, pulsing with death
I curse my tremors, I jump at my own step
I cringe at my terror, I hate my own smell
I know where I must be, I must be in hell
Waves of fear, waves of fear
Waves of fear, waves of fear

Elizabeth Fraser / Lou Reed / Robin Guthrie / Simon Raymonde


  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Taken: 27 February, 2017
  • Focal length: 52mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s

WA: April 2, 1968



Project: Sony TC-377 (IV)

Calibration Test #1 October 12th 2018

Gennlab Standard Alignement (Calibration) Tape

  • 8 min 13″ == 354 counter 7 1/2 Ips
  • 1/4″ Reel to Reel
  • SONY J-19-F1 equivalent
  • 8 Mins side tape, 7 1/2 ips

Recording from tape (DA)

  • Analog (mic) input (44.1 KHz / 32 )
  • No Mic Boost,
  • 100% input level,
  • 1 channel (mono)
  • TC-377 Line out @ 8/9
  • Audacity 2.1.3

Test Patterns:

  • 10 Khz / -10 dB (Azimut set)
  • 400 Hz / 0 dB (Reference Fluxivity level of 185 nWb/m / Output Level
  • 400 Hz / -10 dB (Frequency Response Level)
  • 10 KHz / -10 dB (Frequency Response Set)
  • 7 KHz / -10 dB (Frequency Response Set)
  • 80 Hz / -10 dB (Frequency Response Set)
  • 40 Hz / -10 dB (Frequency Response Set)

Project: Sony TC-377 (I)

I’m trying to bring back to life an old Sony TC-377 S/N 70621 from the late 70’s, most probably I’ll spend more money than the one I’ve spent in the unit itself, time, effort, maybe it’s a non-sense but I try to think that non-sense it’s what’s life about, maybe I’m wrong, maybe not 😉

Stuff (ATM 21.09.2018):

  • Sony TC377 TC 377 Pause Lever Control Knob
  • Caig Labs DeoxIT D100L and G100L tubes 2 Part Contact Cleaner and Protector
  • SONY TC-377 Reel-to-Reel Belt Kit
  • MG Chemicals Rubber Renue Compound Renew and Rejuvinate Rubber
  • LUBRIPLATE 105 MOTOR ASSEMBLY GREASE 10oz/284gram Plastic tub
  • CAIG DeoxIT Faderlube F5S-H6 Precision Fader Lubricant Spray
  • Singer Sewing Machine Super Oil
  • 2x 1.5 Meter – RCA Audio Cable Pair – Mogami 2964 Cable & Amphenol ACPR plugs
  • Motivation & big lack of common sense

I’ll do my best guys