9/29/14

@nathangobrien on Ello: Wanted: Cassette Dubs

Like a lot of people my age, I got into music when cassettes were the most widely used format. Even though I abandoned the medium with the emergence of CDs in the '90s, I've always maintained an affinity for mixtapes and dubs of punk and rap radio shows. I have boxes of cassettes of Minneapolis radio that I taped as a kid in the '80s and '90s. Stuff like 89.3 KMOJ, 90.3 KFAI, and Rev 105. I was even taping radio shows off of Radio K and KFAI in the early '00s and sending them to my friends. In return I'd get dubs of college or public radio from places like Madison, WI, Portland, OR, Bellingham, WA and Las Vegas, NV. In the last few years I've gotten back into cassettes (thanks in no small part to the rise in popularity of punk demos) and have begun seeking out dubs of old radio shows again. If anyone has a line on punk or rap radio shows from the '80s and '90s, let me know and I'll gladly mail you blank tapes and/or postage money. (MP3s are cool too.) (I'll entertain metal shows, provided they are from before the advent of nu-metal.) Anyway, I just started reading this new column by Stretch Armstrong on cassette culture that is pretty cool. If this sort of thing suits you, I recommend checking it out. Go here: https://medium.com/@StretchArmy

From Ello: @nathangobrien

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