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Title: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: azaghal1981 on July 15, 2013, 02:24:20 pm
This is a joke, right?

Somebody please say I am right.

http://cassettestoreday.com
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: kosmo vinyl on July 15, 2013, 02:31:30 pm
Amateurs... I'm waiting for 3.5 Floppy disk day..http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/07/new-zealand-band-releases-album-on-3-5-floppy-disk/

Curses foiled again by this bands clever means
 of promoting their new album.. kudos band I've never heard of before
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: atomicfront on July 15, 2013, 03:03:53 pm
Well maybe the people who buy stuff just to collect will move on to this and I can just buy the limited releases that I want to listen to.
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Post by: hutch on July 15, 2013, 05:16:32 pm
i don't get the supposed fetish with cassettes.....does anybody know a single person who collects tapes???
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: atomicfront on July 15, 2013, 05:22:27 pm
i don't get the supposed fetish with cassettes.....does anybody know a single person who collects tapes???

No.  I do remember all the tapes getting eaten by tape decks back in the 80's.  Definitely not something I want to go back to. 
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: Nigel Tufnel on July 15, 2013, 06:25:35 pm
At least with vinyl, you can kind of convince yourself that it sounds better than CD/MP3.  Cassettes were crap, though - bad sound and inconvenient.  If there's a cassette renaissance, it will be purely a hipster affectation.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: Justin Tonation on July 15, 2013, 07:23:01 pm
Most of the cassette resurgence has been with avant-garde/underground music and noise. Much of this kind of music was distributed on tape before CD-Rs and burners became widely available. They could be made at home or outsourced in small batches; vinyl is always outsourced and minimal quantities are usually much higher. For many of these artists, vinyl is an unaffordable substitute for the now maligned CD. Downloads are an obvious option but there is still a desire for tangible objects, especially ones that have often have a handmade quality to them. The psychological connection between the artist and the listener is often stronger when it is known that the object literally came from the artist's hand.

As for the agenda of hipsters, who the fuck cares....
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on July 15, 2013, 08:13:23 pm
they tried this before, during grunge i believe.  it failed then, too.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: James Ford on July 15, 2013, 08:18:35 pm
if you've got any you want to give me, i'll take them. That's what my car plays.

i don't get the supposed fetish with cassettes.....does anybody know a single person who collects tapes???
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: azaghal1981 on July 15, 2013, 08:29:36 pm
Most of the cassette resurgence has been with avant-garde/underground music and noise. Much of this kind of music was distributed on tape before CD-Rs and burners became widely available. They could be made at home or outsourced in small batches; vinyl is always outsourced and minimal quantities are usually much higher. For many of these artists, vinyl is an unaffordable substitute for the now maligned CD. Downloads are an obvious option but there is still a desire for tangible objects, especially ones that have often have a handmade quality to them. The psychological connection between the artist and the listener is often stronger when it is known that the object literally came from the artist's hand.

As for the agenda of hipsters, who the fuck cares....

Exactly. I have a lot of friends in bands/solo projects who put material out on tape mostly because it is still the most affordable medium other than the impersonal download. The forum's own Epstein also runs a (mostly) cassette label. Probably for the same reasons.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: atomicfront on July 15, 2013, 10:29:29 pm
if you've got any you want to give me, i'll take them. That's what my car plays.

i don't get the supposed fetish with cassettes.....does anybody know a single person who collects tapes???

Hers how old is your car?
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: StoneTheCrow on July 15, 2013, 11:49:36 pm
I have two cassettes.  One Black Flag and a tape someone gave me and I wrecked my car while listening to (but not as a result of).  Their both priceless.

Oh, wait....i have a copy of the Mats' The Shit Hits the Fans, too.  An Atomicfront favorite.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: Justin Tonation on July 16, 2013, 12:30:52 am
I've also got SHTF and Black Flag Live 84 (originally cassette only).

As I told Kosmo yesterday, the funny thing to me is that the Cassette Store Day announcement was on the same day I was supposed to take delivery of a deck (but USPS lied  >:( ).
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: Unsanity on July 16, 2013, 02:16:31 am
I got a whole milk crate full of cassettes! My car has a dual cd/cassette player. I do buy tapes from new bands when I see them. Bands have been upping the price on them lately even! some bands have them for like 10 bucks! Lame! I too have a bunch of Black Flag. Got lots of early Meat Puppets too. I treasure my tapes.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: kosmo vinyl on July 16, 2013, 07:56:44 am
I have a Kid Rock Cassingle from his Vanilla Ice wanna be phase.  Winning!
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Post by: Nigel Tufnel on July 16, 2013, 09:05:14 am
I occasionally go down to the basement to look for my old cassettes.  I haven't found them yet, but I've noticed that whenever I ask my wife if she's seen them, she changes the subject.  That's probably not a good sign.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: StoneTheCrow on July 16, 2013, 09:34:31 am
I've also got SHTF

Where'd you find yours? I bought mine ar Kemp Mill in Rockville. Was the only copy I ever saw and my first Mats recording. Was once offered $50 for mine.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: James Ford on July 16, 2013, 09:43:24 am
Old enough to vote but not old enough to drink.

if you've got any you want to give me, i'll take them. That's what my car plays.

i don't get the supposed fetish with cassettes.....does anybody know a single person who collects tapes???

Hers how old is your car?
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: kosmo vinyl on July 16, 2013, 09:48:12 am
You should let it go serve the country!  I'd make a mixtape for you, but as you are aware it will likely end badly...
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: Justin Tonation on July 16, 2013, 09:55:13 am
I've also got SHTF

Where'd you find yours? I bought mine ar Kemp Mill in Rockville. Was the only copy I ever saw and my first Mats recording. Was once offered $50 for mine.

I worked for Waxie Maxie's at the time but I don't remember if I bought it there or elsewhere.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: Relaxer on July 16, 2013, 10:36:13 am
I used to have ~600 Dead shows, comprised of more than a thousand cassettes, which I painstakingly compiled in the 90s.

But a couple years ago my wife rightly pointed out that they were taking up way too much space and I rarely listened to them to so I pulled out my top 100 shows and then put in ad on Craigs List offering the rest for free to the first person who showed up. An hour later, a VW bus pulled up and Toked Out Teddy and a woman who introduced herself as "Teddy's old lady" showed up and almost wept in appreciation as they hauled it all away.

So now I have around 200 cassettes in my music area and I occasionally will pull one out. But if I want to hear, say, a 5/2/70 or 5/8/77 or 2/28/69, I'll just pull up the mp3 file most likely.
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Post by: i am gay and i like cats on July 16, 2013, 11:00:01 am
you dont seem like the person who has ever liked the dead, especially enough to have that many tapes.  and your tone toward toked out teddy and his traveling terrific treat trader, makes me even more suspicious.
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Post by: Yada on July 16, 2013, 11:02:18 am
you dont seem like the person who has ever liked the dead, especially enough to have that many tapes.  and your tone toward toked out teddy and his traveling terrific treat trader, makes me even more suspicious.

closet jam fans walky, closet jam fans.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: Relaxer on July 16, 2013, 11:09:53 am
I can assure you that it's completely true. I realize it's not so in-line with my current RAWK tendencies, but I was a major deadhead, a veteran of 62 shows (as in Jerry shows, none of this Further or Phil & Phriends stuff), and I still will put on Boston Garden 5/7/77 (personally, I think Barton Hall 5/8/77 is overrated) or that incredible Harpur College 5/2/70 or maybe even a playful June 1985 or something from the Spring 1990 tour. I loved the Dead so much and still do. I will geek out on Dead talk any time and have very concrete theories on:
Donna: Bummer or Bonus? (I love Donna shows)

Space: Never warranted the amount of time devoted to those sets. To be sure, I was blown away at times by the space sets, but too often it was the time to get a beer/piss/pass out

Pigpen vs Keith vs Brent vs Vince: Keith was the best piano player, Brent had the best voice, Pigpen had the best presence/vibe

Jerry's playing pre- and post-stroke: Post-stroke, Jerry got super lazy and too many of his solos were either arhythmic soloing or he just played glorified scales

Merits of the Wall of Sound: I don't particularly love any of the 73 or 74 shows and the sound quality on most of the tapes tends to be prety blown out because of that speaker system. And those 'Ned & Phil' sets in 74 were god-awful


And I wasn't disparaging Toked Out Teddy at all. It was just such a funny sight to see a genuine 60s throwback and the bliss he was having out of getting all these "new" tunes.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on July 16, 2013, 11:14:18 am
ok, you are now believed

donna  =  awful

pigpen

space  =  not awful

barton hall, so tired of hearing about that show

wall of sound . . . owlsey was good for one thing
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: Relaxer on July 16, 2013, 11:19:05 am
I used to really dislike Donna, and I don't really care for her solo singing spots like Sunrise (though 'You Aint Woman Enough' kicks ass) but I really grew to love her caterwauling in stuff like Playin and Music Never Stopped and Samson. Somehow it just fit in with the ramshackle nature of those mid-70s shows. And Keith's piano playing was so jazzy. Brent's keys were so 80s synthy that I could never love them, but he had the most soulful voice.

Pigpen also had a great voice and his singing on Good Lovin, This is a Man's World, Lovelight, etc. was great but his light flashed too bright and brief and then he was gone. Its a shame there's so few good 66 and 67 shows. Anyway, like I said, I can geek out on the Dead for hours and often do.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: hutch on July 16, 2013, 11:21:26 am
I was thinking last night... about the Dead as I dug out my Jerry LPs and admired them....just this weekend I bought the Steal your face double lp for $3 (yes I realize people think its shit), Robert Hunter's rum runners for $3 and wake of the flood for $1 (two of my copies got beat in a flood two years ago.. talk about fitting)..

anyways I want to say I prefer Pig Pen but the truth is I prefer Keith... there I said it..except for singing wise.. singing wise Pig Pen was the best..

can't stand Donna though...

in fact I'm listening to Jerry's Compliments on this morning...

the Dead is one of those acts that I can put down for years and go back to and really get into...and its such a broad world
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: atomicfront on July 16, 2013, 11:25:03 am
I occasionally go down to the basement to look for my old cassettes.  I haven't found them yet, but I've noticed that whenever I ask my wife if she's seen them, she changes the subject.  That's probably not a good sign.

When my basement flooded all my old cassettes got ruined.  I talked them into giving me 20 bucks a cassette as I was going to replace them with Vinyl and my insurance had replacement coverage.  So I got 2400 dollars for 120 cassettes.  So who says cassettes don't have value?
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: hutch on July 16, 2013, 11:29:01 am
I occasionally go down to the basement to look for my old cassettes.  I haven't found them yet, but I've noticed that whenever I ask my wife if she's seen them, she changes the subject.  That's probably not a good sign.

When my basement flooded all my old cassettes got ruined.  I talked them into giving me 20 bucks a cassette as I was going to replace them with Vinyl and my insurance had replacement coverage.  So I got 2400 dollars for 120 cassettes.  So who says cassettes don't have value?

yeah yeah we heard this story... made me feel great about donating mine...
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: Yada on July 16, 2013, 11:45:34 am
I occasionally go down to the basement to look for my old cassettes.  I haven't found them yet, but I've noticed that whenever I ask my wife if she's seen them, she changes the subject.  That's probably not a good sign.

When my basement flooded all my old cassettes got ruined.  I talked them into giving me 20 bucks a cassette as I was going to replace them with Vinyl and my insurance had replacement coverage.  So I got 2400 dollars for 120 cassettes.  So who says cassettes don't have value?

yeah yeah we heard this story... made me feel great about donating mine...
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: bearman🐻 on July 16, 2013, 04:41:15 pm
The best part of cassettes was making mix tapes. But the format (specifically store-bought mass-produced tapes) really had inferior sound quality. I never understood their allure. Cassette store day just sounds dumb.
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Post by: Nigel Tufnel on July 16, 2013, 04:50:15 pm
The best part of cassettes was making mix tapes. But the format (specifically store-bought mass-produced tapes) really had inferior sound quality. I never understood their allure. Cassette store day just sounds dumb.

It's the same thing as MP3's - cassettes were a lot more convenient than any of the other options - you could play them in your car, you could rewind/FF, you could make mix tapes -  so nobody really cared about the sound quality.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: atomicfront on July 16, 2013, 05:03:06 pm
The best part of cassettes was making mix tapes. But the format (specifically store-bought mass-produced tapes) really had inferior sound quality. I never understood their allure. Cassette store day just sounds dumb.

It's the same thing as MP3's - cassettes were a lot more convenient than any of the other options - you could play them in your car, you could rewind/FF, you could make mix tapes -  so nobody really cared about the sound quality.

If you bought quality metal based tapes you could get pretty good quality.  The problem is the ones that came pre-loaded with music.  That and they tended to break.  I remember when record and tape traders used to rent records I would rent everything that came out and put it on tape. 
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: killsaly on July 17, 2013, 05:34:12 pm
http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/why-weve-created-cassette-store-day-and-why-its-not-just-hipster-nonsense
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I?ve been a fan of the cassette for as long as I can remember. My mum gave me my first tapes when I was little; a copy of ABBA?s 'Greatest Hits' and Michael Jackson?s 'Thriller' which didn?t leave my ears for the entire summer. Since then, even as my Walkman changed to a Discman, changed to an iPod, cassette tapes have stayed a large part of my music collection. In 2011 I started Kissability, the label on which I?ve released tapes for the likes of DZ Deathrays, Splashh, and Thumpers.

The inaugural Cassette Store Day will take place on September 7. It began with an email from Steve Rose who runs the Sexbeat label (Fear of Men, Eagulls). ?I had an idea this weekend? Why not International Cassette Store Day??

Steve emailed Matt Flag from Suplex Cassettes (Spectrals, Fair Ohs), and the three of us set about contacting a few of our friends who run tape labels in the UK and US. And then it snowballed. Releases now include At The Drive In?s 'Relationship of Command', Haim?s 'Forever' EP, and Deerhunter?s 'Monomania'.

In London, we will run an afternoon at Rough Trade East with a couple of instore performances, and there will also be events at Burger Records in LA, Big Love in Tokyo, and Mirror Universe, Godmode, and Gimme Tinnitus blog are doing a cassette fair and show at Silent Barn in Brooklyn.

Unlike Record Store Day, this is less about supporting shops and more about celebrating the cassette format that has been making a comeback for a while. I can imagine that outside my indie circle this announcement is being greeted with rolls of eyes and a sigh of, ?Fucking hipsters.? But it?s not all nostalgic cool. Tapes make sense in not only our current economic climate, but in our musical one too.

Music today moves faster than ever before. We are swamped hourly with new acts, new tracks, and endless free downloads. It becomes addictive, with more and more bands wanting to release their music, and most importantly, more fans than ever wanting to become a part of this world and start a label. However, you can't sell mp3s from the merch table (and it isn't the most romantic way of introducing someone to a great band). Plus cassettes are cheap to make and you don?t have to commit to large quantities, unlike vinyl.

I?ll leave Matt from Suplex to have the final say:

    Tapes have been the most constant musical format in my life. As a kid it enabled me to cheaply buy new releases but more importantly, it allowed my friendship group to grow our music tastes by swapping blank tapes filled with gems and even our own home-recorded forays into music. Today it is the most affordable showcase for a band that is not ready to spend 1000 to drop 500 7"s into the world, so I can run a label that takes chances and puts out as many releases as I want to due to the cheapness and convenience of the format. Plus they look rad!
(i like tapes)
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on July 17, 2013, 05:41:32 pm
so . . . when is vhs tape day?  i got a shit load of those fucking things to get rid of, and best of all, no memories attached to a damn one of them.  except akira, the japanese anime that rules, because it is the only version with the original american voice actors and killer soundtrack by yamashiro shoji.  oh ok, and janes addictions soul kiss.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: killsaly on July 17, 2013, 05:43:09 pm
We need some limited edition, small run VHS tapes, or it wouldn't make sense.   
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: hutch on July 17, 2013, 07:46:42 pm
oh ok, and janes addictions soul kiss.

i got that a few months ago at a thrift store i think..
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on July 17, 2013, 08:09:18 pm
the entire thing is on youtube.  that is sad and cool at the same time.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: killsaly on July 22, 2013, 11:32:28 am
http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/baltimore-tape-club
Baltimore Tape Club first post
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: Justin Tonation on August 05, 2013, 02:44:34 pm
Some people are taking this too seriously, and it's not the cassette fans. (http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2013/20130804cassette)

And this, too. (http://inaurem-a2d.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-cassette-store-called.html)

Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on August 05, 2013, 05:26:59 pm
memories control all.  i enjoy the power and appeal of such controls that anythings with rich memorexies of the events you live while experiencing such entertainment, can convince the crowds that to create, is blown out of the fucking water by the reissue.  hollywood is dying on the vine under such a sun of over saturation . . . god that is really getting fucking annoying now, all those words with the same first letter. 
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Post by: present company accepted on August 05, 2013, 05:30:43 pm
memories control all.  i enjoy the power and appeal of such controls that anythings with rich memorexies of the events you live while experiencing such entertainment, can convince the crowds that to create, is blown out of the fucking water by the reissue.  hollywood is dying on the vine under such a sun of over saturation . . . god that is really getting fucking annoying now, all those words with the same first letter. 

This makes me feel like you got started waaaaay sooner that I did, and that I've got some catching up to do....
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: present company accepted on August 05, 2013, 05:32:19 pm
I?m not interested in ?back in the day.? I?m not one of those guys who goes around saying the music was better when I was younger, ?cause it wasn?t. You see this happen over and over again with people in their 30s, who start describing the music of their youth as some special place. Special to you, I get that, ?cause you were going through youth. I think part of why our audience is miraculously all ages is because we are always in the present moment.  Always, always.


-- The Mountain Goat
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on August 05, 2013, 05:33:09 pm
memories control all.  i enjoy the power and appeal of such controls that anythings with rich memorexies of the events you live while experiencing such entertainment, can convince the crowds that to create, is blown out of the fucking water by the reissue.  hollywood is dying on the vine under such a sun of over saturation . . . god that is really getting fucking annoying now, all those words with the same first letter. 

This makes me feel like you got started waaaaay sooner that I did, and that I've got some catching up to do....

what . . . doing drugs?
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: atomicfront on August 05, 2013, 06:31:25 pm
I?m not interested in ?back in the day.? I?m not one of those guys who goes around saying the music was better when I was younger, ?cause it wasn?t. You see this happen over and over again with people in their 30s, who start describing the music of their youth as some special place. Special to you, I get that, ?cause you were going through youth. I think part of why our audience is miraculously all ages is because we are always in the present moment.  Always, always.


-- The Mountain Goat

It was raining on Friday Night at Newport.  I mean pouring.  And I was in a tented stage.   And the Last Bison just finished and they were incredibly good.  Mountain Goat was going to come on next.  And I wanted to see Amanda Palmer who was on after him in the same tent.   But all these douchebag hipsters were coming in to see Mountain Goats.  And I knew it is bad enough that I don't like Mountain Goats but to have a bunch of a-holes in the tent with me was too much to bare.  So I went into the pouring rain to watch Feist play.  It turned into a torrential downpour.  By the time I got back to the tent for Amanda Palmer there was no space left so I had to watch from outside getting drenched.  But it was worth it to see Feist instead of Mountain Goats. 
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on August 05, 2013, 06:39:45 pm
never choose music . . . over comfort.  comfort makes music better.  rain ruins live shows.  you will remember it in ten years, and will only remember the rain and how awful it was.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: present company accepted on August 06, 2013, 02:22:36 pm
It was raining on Friday Night at Newport.  I mean pouring.  And I was in a tented stage.   And the Last Bison just finished and they were incredibly good.  Mountain Goat was going to come on next.  And I wanted to see Amanda Palmer who was on after him in the same tent.   But all these douchebag hipsters were coming in to see Mountain Goats.  And I knew it is bad enough that I don't like Mountain Goats but to have a bunch of a-holes in the tent with me was too much to bare.  So I went into the pouring rain to watch Feist play.  It turned into a torrential downpour.  By the time I got back to the tent for Amanda Palmer there was no space left so I had to watch from outside getting drenched.  But it was worth it to see Feist instead of Mountain Goats. 

Its not too late. (http://www.npr.org/event/music/203663270/the-mountain-goats-live-in-concert-newport-folk-2013?sc=tw&cc=twmp)
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: HatchOntheBloc ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on August 09, 2013, 04:39:09 pm
here are the exclusive cassette store day releases
http://www.spin.com/articles/international-cassette-store-day-release-list-2013/ (http://www.spin.com/articles/international-cassette-store-day-release-list-2013/)
http://cassettestoreday.com/releases (http://cassettestoreday.com/releases)

closest store is
USA The Bazaar 675 Brandon Ave SW Roanoke, Va USA CD
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: atomicfront on August 09, 2013, 05:01:33 pm
here are the exclusive cassette store day releases
http://www.spin.com/articles/international-cassette-store-day-release-list-2013/ (http://www.spin.com/articles/international-cassette-store-day-release-list-2013/)
http://cassettestoreday.com/releases (http://cassettestoreday.com/releases)

closest store is
USA The Bazaar 675 Brandon Ave SW Roanoke, Va USA CD

I am glad no Maryland stores are taking part. 
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: killsaly on August 09, 2013, 05:11:57 pm
Damn there are some great releases on there... I would LOVE it if one of you picked up these for me  ;D

    Animal Collective ? Sung Tongs (Fat Cat)
    Xiu Xiu ? Women as Lovers (Bad Paintings)
    Potty Mouth ? The Spins (Marshall Teller)
    Lame Drivers ? Live & Rare (Mirror Universe)

I wish MD stores were taking place.  Or Stores in Raleigh (I will be at Hopscotch on the 7th).
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: sweetcell on September 06, 2013, 02:36:59 pm
cassette store day is tomorrow!!!  ::)

Can cassette tapes be cool again?
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/06/opinion/coleman-cassette-day/index.html
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: vansmack on September 06, 2013, 02:50:35 pm
Can cassette tapes be cool again?

Commercially produced cassettes were kind of never cool for me because of timing.  Recordable blank cassettes ruled the day because of the "mix-tape" phenomenon, but my first car came after the prominence of the CD, so to buy a bands cassette tape for me was never really more useful than an LP or CD.  I probably didn't buy more than 10 commercially produced cassettes in my lifetime, but made thousands of tapes from blanks in my day.  Well, until the recordable CD anyway.

 
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: killsaly on September 10, 2013, 10:45:12 am
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/music/2013/09/06/i-love-cassettes-and-thats-why-i-dont-love-cassette-store-day/
Nice write up by Sean of Fan Death Records
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: vansmack on April 26, 2018, 04:02:35 pm
https://webcassette.klysmafax.se/

This Cassette Tape Simulator Makes Your MP3s Sound Like You're Listening to a Retro Walkman
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: Yada on April 26, 2018, 04:16:29 pm
https://webcassette.klysmafax.se/

This Cassette Tape Simulator Makes Your MP3s Sound Like You're Listening to a Retro Walkman

I like.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on April 26, 2018, 04:40:22 pm
https://webcassette.klysmafax.se/

This Cassette Tape Simulator Makes Your MP3s Sound Like You're Listening to a Retro Walkman

I like.
If you were a true music fan and audiophile you'd know vinyl has a warmer audio range      no place sounds as good as the 9:30 club       real cassettes have a more gossamer, magnetic static ear-feel.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: Justin Tonation on April 26, 2018, 05:35:53 pm
All the really interesting stuff is exclusively on cassette nowadays.
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: hutch on April 26, 2018, 05:42:40 pm
Cassettes suck...a few exceptions but come on
Title: Re: Cassette Store Day?
Post by: HatchOntheBloc ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 02, 2019, 06:07:10 pm
love the new label for DFH's whiskey
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49206487_2228998147124292_3034277013167800320_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=347b182df9fbda4a3e152cf2b3031058&oe=5C950AE8)
notice I didn't put in the Whiskey thread as it probably is pretty mediocre