August 28, 2006

Cassette Tapes

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For those of you (like me) who grew up on analog audio, tapedeck.com has images of nearly 140 blank cassettes from a variety of manufacturers online.

I pitched several hundred of these about five years ago, but I still have a box of them I haven't parted with. That little box came in handy last year when I did a twenty-hour round trip to Pennsylvania in a rental car that only had a cassette deck and FM radio. The nineteen hours I spent listening to Warren Haynes on the Ritz Power Jam cassette beat the single hour I spent trying to find radio stations worth listening to. [Thanks to Pete Sands for the tape.])

Related: See this NPR Talk of the Nation episode with guest Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) on his book, Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture. (I thought I'd posted about the book already, but apparently I didn't. So now I am.) I have to say, as probably only people of my generation will, that sharing iTunes playlists just isn't the same.

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