This one is still pretty cool too.
Day: October 17, 2015
Cassette Store Day 2015: Even my Pebble Time is celebrating
Cassette Store Day 2015: Fostex X-14
I used to have a Fostex X-15, but when it finally gave up I got rid of it. So I got the X-14 to replace it. It’s not as good. It’s ok, but it isn’t the same. Even so, I do like these old cassette 4 tracks. Their kind of awesome.
Cassette Store Day 2015: Favourite Cassettes – An interview with Laurie Anderson
Of course, not all tapes are music. This is a favourite interview with Laurie Anderson, who remains as one of my favourite artists of all time.
I’ve listened to this often, and always find it insightful, although I think I just like to hear the sound of her voice.
Cassette Store Day 2015: The Awesome Tascam
Thinking about cassettes for me has to include a tape 4-track, or in this case, 8-track. A beautiful and highly functional piece of hardware.
Cassette Store Day 2015: The Metal
The metal was the best you could get, and you paid a high price for it back in the days when tapes were at their height. And it was heavy. The casing was metal and it looked awesome. I’ve still got a couple of these somewhere, and they’re brilliant.
Cassette Store Day 2015: Favourite Cassettes – Chemical tapes: Rainbow Valley / Wind in Willows
Cassette Store Day 2015: Favourite Cassettes – Heartbeat
Another single I really like and decided to keep in cassette form. In fact, with this I’m not sure I’ve got it in any other format at all.
Cassette Store Day 2015: Favourite Cassettes – Unknown Public 1
Unknown Public is now long gone, but I was an early subscriber, and this is the first ever issue. I actually ordered it on CD I think but got the first one on cassette then had it changed. So this is the only cassette version I’ve got.
The whole package was beautifully made and it is a lovely object in its own right.
Cassette Store Day 2015: Favourite Cassettes – Jean the Birdman
It was a bit of a surprise collaboration in my opinion, but a good one, and this is one of the songs I liked the most from the album.
Cassette singles are such an anachronism but I love them, so I had to keep this one.