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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #40 on: Mar 05, 2010, 04:22 PM »
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$507.27!  Congrats to the lucky bidder.  

That'd be me with a little help from my friends!  8-)

Holy Crap! Really?

For reals, that was our max bid.  8-)
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #41 on: Mar 05, 2010, 05:29 PM »
Holy crap!  Some poor shmuck is shelling out $500+ for a cassette that may be unplayable?!?  YIKES!  I would have given to charity 1st and made a difference in the community...

EDIT--I see there was team effort (in the preceding post).  I guess if there were enough people involved the cost may be more acceptable.  But still 500--really?
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #42 on: Mar 05, 2010, 05:37 PM »
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$507.27!  Congrats to the lucky bidder.  

That'd be me with a little help from my friends!  8-)

Wow!  I'm blown away by the closing price, but happy it stayed in the family.  I know the eBay experience too well.  Dylan, email me an address and I'll chip in some $$$.  
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #43 on: Mar 05, 2010, 05:47 PM »
Congrats to Dylan and friends and may a vat of Crisco fall face down upon the bid price spiker involved here.
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #44 on: Mar 05, 2010, 07:49 PM »
Wow...5-hundy for that, eh? aMD, I will never doubt your MMJ-fandom. At least its in good hands. That said, I would be interested to know who this fool is who had it in the first place and decided on selling it all of a sudden?! I think Johnny Quaid is pissed he quit the band before they made it big

...how exactly does someone get a cassette in a digital format though???
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #45 on: Mar 05, 2010, 08:36 PM »
MMJFanatic - I missed you too.  But seriously, it's not that big a of price tag when you consider that, if this thing is real and playable, it's a one of kind.  Some of the rare MMJ vinyl goes for over 100 bucks on ebay routinely and when I say rare I mean there's 1000 printed not just 1.  This is ultra-rare and likely contains tracks we've never heard. Plus, it was a team effort, there were 6 others chipping in anywhere from 5 to 100 bucks, so again I don't think it's that crazy.  And anyway, I'm cool with someone thinking I'm crazy when it comes to MMJ fandom.  :)

Headdy - I have a digital interface I use for recording music on my macbook.  It has RCA inputs so I just need to find someone with a cassette player with RCA outputs (and I already have) and I can record it on garageband.  And the guy claims he was an intern at Sony when it was submitted and he's been holding onto it waiting for the right time to sell.  Looks like he found it.

Ruckus - yeah, I'm not too happy with whoever bid 500 at the last minute, but I got the last laugh.
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #46 on: Mar 05, 2010, 09:00 PM »
aMD, enjoy this man, if its real its going to be so awesome for you to be able to listen.  Can't wait to see what you think!  your dedication is an inspiration!
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #47 on: Mar 05, 2010, 09:34 PM »
Damn dude...that will be worth something one day.  Hopefully the 6 of you don't take each other to court in 2036 over this tape.

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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #48 on: Mar 05, 2010, 09:42 PM »
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Damn dude...that will be worth something one day.  Hopefully the 6 of you don't take each other to court in 2036 over this tape.

Yeah, maybe I should print out the correspondence with those people for record keeping.  Most people didn't want "ownership" just a chance to hear it and know it'll be in good hands. And we don't plan on selling it, just archiving it and sharing it if that's cool with the band.  Once I get the tape and confirm it's real I'll contact management or the band to see what I can do with it on that front.
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #49 on: Mar 05, 2010, 10:08 PM »
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Damn dude...that will be worth something one day.  Hopefully the 6 of you don't take each other to court in 2036 over this tape.

Yeah, maybe I should print out the correspondence with those people for record keeping.  Most people didn't want "ownership" just a chance to hear it and know it'll be in good hands. And we don't plan on selling it, just archiving it and sharing it if that's cool with the band.  Once I get the tape and confirm it's real I'll contact management or the band to see what I can do with it on that front.

that's rad you scored this shit.  will this be the earliest known jacket recording if its legit?  if the guy sold you something bunk his knees are as good as broken.

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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #50 on: Mar 06, 2010, 06:59 AM »
I'm late to this party, but I'm happy to chip in too if you want to lower your total cost.   PM me if you're still taking offers.

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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #51 on: Mar 06, 2010, 11:47 AM »
Do your part.  Help us Save The Demo.  

Send your contributions today to the MMJ Fan Forum STD Fund.  

Spread the word.  Its contagious.  

Seriously, I've done my part, mahg33ta is chomping at the bit, Dylan's got his investors.  Who knows, this could be seeds of the MMJ Hall of Fame and Museum.  Be a founding member.  Contact aMillionDreams for the address.  You'll be glad you did (and it won't burn when you pee).
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #52 on: Mar 06, 2010, 03:32 PM »
Thats awesome that you guys scored this!
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #53 on: Mar 06, 2010, 06:40 PM »
Nice work, fans.

A price tag such as this is proof further evidence of mmj's lasting impression on the music industry. I'd imagine these gems will grow in rarity and worth as mmj continues writing their place in music history.

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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #54 on: Mar 06, 2010, 07:06 PM »
Nice job friends-way to pull together! :)
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #55 on: Mar 06, 2010, 11:14 PM »
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #56 on: Mar 06, 2010, 11:36 PM »
Dylan do you have a little shrine of MMJ stuff in your house somewhere?  I can picture it looking similar to those shrines buddists have mixed with christian elements since this is the USA and christ likes to lay his hands upon thee, unless your jewish.  then in that case my bad.  


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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #57 on: Mar 07, 2010, 06:47 AM »
Nice going aMD. :)
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #58 on: Mar 07, 2010, 08:57 PM »
non-believers... I'm not going to word for word compare JJ to Bob Dylan, but can you imagine getting you hands on a Dylan demo that he shopped out 3 years before he even released a record...
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Re: 1996 MMJ Demo Tape
« Reply #59 on: Mar 12, 2010, 02:18 PM »
congrats & hooray aMD & friends!  it's great to see that this tape is heading to you for safe keeping.

bummer about the last minute hijinx w/ the bidding but thanks for seeing it through.  i admire your dedication & would like to kick in a little $ in appreciation.

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