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6.1 Will moe. allow me to tape their live shows?
6.2 Can I set my mic stand up where ever I want?
6.3 What about video taping?
6.4 What is moe.'s position on CD-R's?
6.5 What about mp3 files?
6.6 What is the band's position on photography?
6.7 How can someone without any live tapes get some?
6.8 What are .shns?
6.9 How do I decipher source information?
6.10 What are some particularly good shows to get?
6.11 Does moe. tape their shows themselves?

6.1 Will moe. allow me to tape their live shows?

Absolutely, but there are a few basic guidelines that the band would like tapers to follow:

moe. has some new taping and trading news to report. Starting fall 1999, we will no longer be allowing board patches. We understand that this might discourage some of you, but keep in mind that many tapers get just as good recording quality from audience mics and will hopefully allow those who do not have the necessary equipment to patch in.

moe. is not in a position to offer AC power to any tapers, so, be prepared to supply and use battery power ONLY.

NO mixers of any type, NO Reel to Reel recorders, NO Multitrack recorders, and NO large equip. boxes of any type will be allowed into any venue.

Please stay out of the way of the working crew at all venues.

Live Tapes are a big part of why moe. is growing rapidly, and we want to continue to provide a cozy taping environment for everyone. Please respect the wishes of the band and crew and please feel free to ask questions and make comments. It's always been a goal of ours to make taping as much a part of the show as possible, please help us help you by following common sense at all times. We always try and make it as easy as possible for everyone to enjoy our shows. Respect your neighbors space. * to top *

6.2 Can I set my mic stand up where ever I want?

The band has asked that you do not place your mic stands in certain areas of the venue as it impairs the sight lines of the lighting director, Chris Ragan. Upon arrival at the show, please listen to the crew and obey their wishes. While both crew and band are very enthusiastic about live taping, their top priority is putting on a quality show. At many shows you may be asked not to set up in front of the soundboard. The moe. orginazation as also expressed a desire that those with microphones share stands when possible. Please, if you have them, bring your clamps. * to top *

6.3 What about video taping??

While video taping was allowed for a long period of time, that is no longer the case. As of Spring 1998, video taping is no longer permitted at moe. shows. There are, however, many quality videos to be found, through trade, for shows prior to this period. * to top *

6.4 What is moe.'s position on CD-R's?

moe. does allowing trading of CD-R. You may not trade any CD-R of moe. albums only live recordings. The band strongly supports trading of their live shows while discouraging *ANY* sale of live recordings, this includes the so-called "tape fee". moe. has stated that they will end all taping privileges if there is any evidence of sales of any kind.

For further information on CD-R's, check out these resources:

http://home.earthlink.net/~mzupanek/cdrlinks.htm * to top *

6.5 What about mp3 files?

MP3 and other downloadable formats on the Internet are acceptable, but the band asks the following considerations: the webpage must be dedicated exclusively to moe. content, there cannot be any advertising on the page and no links to pages other than the moe.website. * to top *

6.6 What is the band's position on photography?

There is currently no "official" policy on photography. Recent mailers even display the photography of select moe.rons. Great results can be obtained without the use of a flash. Keep it low key and don't bother those around you. As long as it doesn't become a disturbance, moe. may not see a need to create any policy regarding the use of cameras. Some venues may have their own restrictions. * to top *

6.7 How can someone without any live tapes get some?

If you are new to moe. and are looking to get some live tapes, there are ways to go about it.

1)Respond to tape offers. Often, those who have live tapes will offer them up over the moe-l. This is a great way for those who have no tapes to find some and for those with many to share the music.

2) Tape trees and vines. If you are unfamiliar with a tape tree is or how one works, you can check out this excerpt from the Dead FAQ:

What is a Tape Tree and how does it work?

3) Grovels, or posting to the net. Although it possible to get live tapes this way, it is a method that is generally looked upon as a waste of bandwidth. The previous two methods are much better means. * to top *

6.8 What are .shns?

Shorten (.shn) is a lossless compression format. For a list of moe. .shns in circulation, visit the etree site:


For more information on the Shorten format:

http://svr-www.eng.cam.ac.uk/~ajr/GroupPubs/Robinson94-tr156/ * to top *

6.9 How do I decipher source information?

Confused by the source information provided on a tape? moe.links has a guide to help you figure them out!

http://www.moelinks.com/random/source/ * to top *

6.10 What are some particularly good shows to get?

2.18.95 Wetlands Preserve - New York NY
moe. headlines the annual Wetlands anniversary show. They played three sets this night, the third being the debut of the Timmy rock opera.

12.31.95 Wetlands Preserve - New York NY
One of Chris Mazur's first performances with the band. He was not familiar with all of the songs in the band's repituare this night, so the songs that he did know were extremely jammed out in order for the band to play, as scheduled, until 7am on January 1st.

2.24.96 Wetlands Preserve - New York NY
Another great night at the Wetlands. Highlights include a stand alone Havah Negilah and a nice version of Meat.

3.12.96 Mercury Cafe - Denver CO
The band's last night of the Colorado run, "so we're going to try and make this one special." They succeeded with some hot jams and great segues. Check out the 1st sets St. Augustine > 32 Things > St. Augustine sandwich. The second set gets even more intense with a nice Moth > Meat > Brent Black.

4.21.96 ADE - New Brunswick NJ
moe. returns to ADE to play a benefit for the New Brunswick Soup Kitchen. Three sets in the warm afternoon sun with plenty of beer and great music made for a fantastic day of music and good vibes. Many highlights here, including Good Guys Bad Guys > Akimbo and a Maceo Parker Jam > Freeway Jam > Californ IA. Chris from Jambay joins the band on mandolin for Yodelittle and again later for Moth.

5.25.96 and 5.26.96 Deadhead Heaven Festival - SUNY Purchase
moe. was extremely excited to be the band opening the festival on Saturday afternoon and closing it on Sunday night and it shows in the performances. Both days are worth getting with great playing all over the place. Check out the Don't Fuck With Flo > Interstellar Overdrive > Californ IA and the Cryptical Envelopment > Meat on the first day. The second was equally smokin' with a 32 Things > Time Again and a Recreational Chemistry with David Gans.

For more suggestions, check out the moe.review.net. It's located at:

http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Palms/3722/moern.htm * to top *

6.11 Does moe. tape their shows themselves?

moe. does indeed tape their performances and has since Brendan O'Neill joined on as soundman in March 1995. There are also numerous tapes from prior to this time from many different sources. The moe. archives are maintained by Stan Lobitz. Almost every show is there on DAT from the time that Brendan joined the crew. * to top *

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