I've been doing some wheeling and dealing online lately to get some cassettes I want. I finally negotiated a deal for one of my white whale tapes and was waiting for the woman on the other end to send it to me.
While my previous Taped posts might indicate otherwise, I’ve slowly migrated to a place where I’m being a bit pickier about my cassette acquisitions.
One of the things that I discovered (and continue to discover) as I delve back into the world of cassette tapes is the terminology of the trade. Sure, there are words and phrases that I knew from before. But there is so much more I never knew about.
I decided to bring back Taped for one last post this calendar year. I guess, technically, it's the last Taped post of the decade. Weird. I only realized this was the close of the decade about a week ago. I'd never considered it before that.
One of the coolest things about getting back into cassettes is watching as the culture rises up from the ashes like a phoenix. People who collected back in the day are finding their old stuff. Kids who should have no earthly idea what a cassette is are jumping on board.
I made some trades and sold some stuff at a resale shop and managed to nab these beauties...
If you could only pick one of the following, which would it be. No, you cannot suggest your own alternative. These are the only current options and even they could be subject to change based on availability. And, no, you will not be given any extra context.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, a musician I met on Reddit created a mixtape using actual cassette recordings from the mission itself.
It's been a little bit since I've shared with you a collection or haul of mine, hasn't it? What I'm about to share isn't really a haul of used tapes. Instead, it's my growing collection of new tapes released by Polyvinyl Records. For some reason, I really dig what they produce. I also really dig that while their cassettes cost about $10-12 on their website, I can get them for half that price from the official Polyvinyl table at the Pitchfork Music Festival and I have done just that each of the last two years.
Remember last month’s post about my heartbeat cassette? Well, I found another pretty unique cassette recently.
While I probably should’ve written about it yesterday when it actually happened, I decided to wait a day until I hit a Tu(n)esday up in here to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cassette Walkman!
While going through things as part of our latest home renovation project, Katie found this in a drawer...
This is one of my favorite Taped hauls in a while. I’ve actually been sitting on it for a while because it’s been a slow build. Two of my favorite bands well represented...
Flying solo tonight. Nathan is at an overnight cousins birthday party for one of our nieces and all three of the kids wanted their moms along.
Have you ever heard of the movie Lost Angels? I have not. But, recently, based on searches for cassettes that I did on eBay (I like to search and follow auctions to see at what price cassettes sell), the soundtrack for this film was recommended to me.
Another small haul for the books, er, blog. I’m pretty happy with this especially since I got them not only discounted per tape but B2G1 (buy two, get one) from Purple Dog Records in Naperville, IL.
Occasionally, I get the odd look from people wondering why I’ve gotten back into cassettes in the age of streaming. Most of the time, I’m snarky and just reply “because” or “why not.”
Today, I'm dedicating my Taped entry to a single cassette I just recently nabbed. It is Vol 1 by the Traveling Wilburys.
I’ve discovered that I have a few recent batches of additions to my cassette collection that have not been featured here. Would you be cool if I just do them all in one fell swoop?
This trio is a mother lode of musical goodness! Hand me downs of the best kind.
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite recurring segments here at kapgar.com... Taped — Where we uncover old (and, sometimes new) analog cassettes I’ve acquired.
More tapes have been found and added to my collection! Some of these were mine and some were Katie's. But, yanno how marriage works. Heh heh.
Cassettes! Tapes! Audio in magnetized strip form! And I have added three new albums to my collection courtesy of the Pitchfork Music Festival!
Why the “1” appended to the title of this post? Because I’m hopeful this is going to be the first in a series of posts detailing additions to my cassette collection.