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*Went to Redpoint beach this morning*
Interesting find!


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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:26 AM

PLEASE READ!

I’ve been a lurker on here for the past couple of months but I’ve signed up because I’m sure some of you will want to here what I found so here goes.
Okay, where do I start this story???
Well, like a lot of you nutters I had been following the red moon, cryptic code madness for several weeks and reading the various posts that popped up on the WATMM and TWOISM forums.
Right from the start I was a sceptical as hell about the theories that people where coming up with – there going to play live, give away free stuff, sacrifice some poor soul etc….Crazy. But then again what if? What if?
Now, I live in Achnasheen which is about 30 miles from Redpoint and as soon as Redpoint started to be mentioned in posts my ears pricked up.
I thought just forget about, it’s rubbish and I forgot about the whole thing for a while. Right, now, skip forward to the 10th June and I’m watching both forums to see if anything has happened and up pops Family_Photo_Album with a post which says-

In A Moment Of Clarity, As The Tides Turned, All Questions Where Answered Pointedly.

Answered Pointedly. Answe…..red Point….edly. Redpoint again.

Interesting but I wasn’t convinced.

Anyway I woke up at 5AM today and my curiosity got the better of me. I went down to Redpoint! See if anything happened.
So I take the car down the A832, only stopping late in the journey to ask a woman who owns a nearby B+B if anything happened down on the beach last night. “not that I know of” she says. I was disappointed but not surprised.
So anyway I was tired and pissed off at having made the journey so I parked the car and headed out onto the beach for a speculative stroll. I headed right across for about 400 metres or so, past the stones and then things got interesting!

In the sand at the top of the beach, near the grass was…….. a sand castle!!! Yeah so what you say. Well, next to that sand castle was a pile of burnt wood and grey ash about 2 metres across!! I walked up to it and examined. Near the wood, sticking out of the sand are two badly burnt cassettes one completely black the other half melted and misshapen!!! Now as you can imagine I’m starting to freak out!! Obviously I took them with me. I looked around for a good 10 minutes or so but there was nothing else, not even rubbish. Whoever was there was super tidy.

I headed further up the beach before driving home, buzzing at this stage having found the cassettes. So I get back home and put the burnt cassette into an old walkman, almost bursting with the excitement at what could be on it….. Nothing. Just hiss and white noise on both sides. The other cassette is unplayable. Dam and bollocks. I really thought I had something special. Why couldnt it of been early, unreleased tracks?
I phoned a friend once I had calmed down and we’re going to head back out there again soon. He doesn’t believe me about the sandcastle, git.

Anyway sorry about the length of this post.
It has to be BOC doesn’t it??

Once I get hold of my friends digital camera I’ll post picks of the burnt cassettes if your interested. We’re going to head back to the beach (again) and take some picks aswell. Cheers guys.

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:39 AM

ooooh,

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:57 AM

Cool! Agree it must be BoC. Not really sure what else to say though.

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:57 AM

quoting myself from last week:

"a nice cover for that B.o.C set would be a picture of a campfire, at night, not made of burning wood but burning 'old tapes' of BOC, like a tribute to KLF burning cash on a lonely scottish island (& burning original BOC tapes, knowing they would cost a lot on ebay, would equals burning shitload of cash)"

??

btw: sorry, but i dont believe what i read on the internet..

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 04:14 AM

dunno what to say

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 04:20 AM

QUOTE (-Ad- @ Jun 11 2006, 10:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cool! Agree it must be BoC. Not really sure what else to say though.



QUOTE (Archrival @ Jun 11 2006, 11:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
dunno what to say



re-spool the other one?

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 04:50 AM

im just dissapointed thats all..

Edited by Archrival, 11 June 2006 - 04:54 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2006 - 04:53 AM

I've spent the last 20 minutes or so trying to re-spool the other cassette. It's a pain, I've never really done this before. Most of the tape has been frazzled but there is some clean tape close to the second reel. If there's anything good on it I'll post it straight up for you guys.

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 04:56 AM

do so :)

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:12 AM

Fucking...awesome... <3 boc.gif

This is great, just deepens the mystery...

You should have taken pictures of the sandcastle, bonfire remains, and melted tapes.

I was worried about the "Farewell" in Family Photo Album's post, thinking it might not just be because he was wishing our forum farewell, but also because BoC were saying "farewell" to something.

Hope it was a symbolic act only...And not a burning of BoC old tapes that don't exist in another form.

Perhaps the burning of the extra copies of acid memories etc. that other people own?

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:13 AM

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:17 AM

Joyrex: Can you please check where that Family Photo Album guy is from...is he even from Scotland?

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:19 AM

Maybe it was dissapointed fans who flew across the pond and burnt their old hooper bay tapes in an angry fit..

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:21 AM

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:22 AM

why wouldn't anyone check out redpoint. why didn't you sir? on that date
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:26 AM

QUOTE (yekker @ Jun 11 2006, 04:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
why wouldn't anyone check out redpoint. why didn't you sir? on that date
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No kidding...Just 30 miles from there? Huge missed opportunity. I said someone should fucking go to redpoint...

Ah well, I feel additional interesting news and finds will emerge as the day goes on...

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:29 AM

QUOTE (lumpenprol @ Jun 11 2006, 04:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (yekker @ Jun 11 2006, 04:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

why wouldn't anyone check out redpoint. why didn't you sir? on that date
silly
but i forgive you


No kidding...Just 30 miles from there? Huge missed opportunity. I said someone should fucking go to redpoint...

Ah well, I feel additional interesting news and finds will emerge as the day goes on...


if jimcanada gets that tape working and it's a legit boards tape. that would make my day, for days and days boc.gif

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QUOTE (yekker @ Jun 11 2006, 12:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
why wouldn't anyone check out redpoint. why didn't you sir? on that date
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but i forgive you


Yeah I mean you have a car and are only 30 miles away, yet you decided to check it out AFTER the fact! lol. I mean I live in London and I was sorely tempted to go, but everything was just too vague to justify such a long journey.

I just hope that the folks that went hunting got lucky.

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:33 AM

QUOTE (yekker @ Jun 11 2006, 04:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
if jimcanada gets that tape working and it's a legit boards tape. that would make my day, for days and days boc.gif


or make your day and ruin your day, since it would mean they were burning actual priceless BoC tapes OMG11!!WTF!!?

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:37 AM

destroying evidence. lol, no doubt. cool.png

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:38 AM

In a way, though, it is the perfect ending to this whole redmoon mystery...

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:40 AM

This is the most pathetic thing I've ever been a part of. REDMOONREDMOON LOL Cheers to it being boards tapes, if it is.

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:42 AM

QUOTE (i.fucked.your.mother @ Jun 11 2006, 04:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is the most pathetic thing I've ever been a part of. REDMOONREDMOON LOL


I can imagine your avatar saying that...goes especially well with your name, too...

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QUOTE (lumpenprol @ Jun 11 2006, 07:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (i.fucked.your.mother @ Jun 11 2006, 04:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

This is the most pathetic thing I've ever been a part of. REDMOONREDMOON LOL


I can imagine your avatar saying that...goes especially well with your name, too...

Haha, you watch aqua teen at all?

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:51 AM

A bit...my brother got me the first season dvd, got some good laughs out of it