February 10, 2013

What I’m doing right now

Filed under: Modern artifacts — acagle @ 11:35 am

Listening to cassettes! Yeah, I finally took out my old goofy ‘briefcase’ full of old cassettes:

Desert Fox

Tossed most of them, but I kept five ‘mix tapes’ that I shall play and record the songs on them for posterity. Might even recreate them with iTune playlists! So far I’ve gotten one song I just canNOT identify. Oddly, at least the first one sounds pretty good, it hasn’t degraded much at all. Of course, now I’m contemplating hanging onto them just to see how long they’d last, but that would require a cassette player. . . .

UPDATE: First tape done. F Anyone’s I, here are the two sides along with the label:
Late ’80s New Romantic Bands
Love and Rockets, Saudade
Talk Talk, It’s my life
Dreams so Real, Love Fall Down
Jerry Harrison, Man with a gun
Brian Ferry, Valentine
Game Theory, Throwing the Election
Game Theory, Initiations Week
Oingo Boingo, Stay
Oingo Boingo, We Close Our Eyes
Pet Shop Boys, I’m not scared

Early ’80s English Fashion Bands
Ah-Ha, Take on Me
Haircut 100, Love plus One
Psychedelic Furs, Heartbreak Beat
The Human League, Don’t you want me
Thompson Twins, Hold me now
Roxy Music, More than this
ABC, Poison Arrow
Spandau Ballet, Gold
Duran Duran, Hungry Like the wolf
Pet Shop Boys, West End Girls

There’s some crossover there, and probably not a terribly good categorization on some of them, I admi.

1 Comment

  1. Youtube has a high-res–speaking of sound–of “Mille Regretz”.
    Look for “Mille Regretz” Paula. Best of the bunch.

    Comment by Richard Aubrey — February 10, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

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