What's in this stack of boxes?
You guys should do an article called, "The Dumb Shit in Gary's Basement." [both laugh] These boxes hold all of the tapes from Howard's old E! show. When the show started, I couldn't get it on my local cable system in Manhattan, so I worked out a deal where E! had to send the tapes every week to certain people, and I got on that list. But the sound was crappy really early on because they were getting it from the radio feed.
When we moved, I promised my wife Mary that I'd go through them. She asked, "How many times have you even watched one of them?" Answer: "Never."
They're all labeled. I'm going to get a master list and go through them. There's probably 1,000 tapes. I'll keep 100, put them in other boxes, and throw the rest away.
Are you enjoying your foray into high-end gear?
I am. I'm enjoying the equipment now, but I would have loved having it back when I was 20.
What's the best thing about it?
When you get to do something you love and choose all the gear you really want, it's fun. There isn't anything bad about it.
Check out the A/V installation in Gary's new house.
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