Friday, February 29, 2008

The Dog's Bollocks

You know what's the dog's bollocks? Cassettes. I think I'm in love. Hey Thurston Moore still loves them, so I can't be too off the mark. In fact, I believe it's the next level of complete sound right after vinyl. And they're cute. Anyway, I've been buying them like crazy. I just found a Can "Tago Mago" cassette. I never even knew it CAME OUT on cassette. It's super cute, too, by the way. I've found a ton of Morrissey and Smiths cassettes too. The La's, Sex Pistols, Stooges. You know what tape really looks cool? Ready To Die by The Big Poppa, Biggie Smalls aka Notorious B.I.G. aka Christopher Wallace.

Compact, inexpensive, personal...perfect.

So not only am I immersing myself in cassette culture, I'm putting my money where my fucking mouth is. Art Fag will embark on putting out a cassette series this year. Not giving any details, but stay tuned, as it will be special. Go find your Walkman, you won't want to be left out. Make sure it has auto reverse, too.

Compact Cassette At Wikipedia

Cassettes In Pop Culture At Designboom

Thurstom Moore Talks About Mix Tape Culture At NPR.ORG

Transformers Cassettes?






1 comment:

bakaboo said...

you forgot to mention how perfect tapes are for driving. . . won't get scratched, stolen or otherwise fuked with.
i'm already looking forward to your cassette series yeah.