It's been a long and winding road

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Michael Roderiques, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. Michael Roderiques

    Michael Roderiques Stunt Coordinator

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    Read the news today…old boy.

    The news is that the cassette tape is officially dead.

    That’s right, cassette tapes are dead.

    What you say, how can this be!, my beloved cassette dead and gone
    OK so it’s only going….

    Yep. The news is from a most reliable source too.

    Columbia House. Yes, the one that want to give you 12 CD’s for a penny, will no longer be offering prerecorded music on cassette tape.

    Goodbye my friend ………this is the end my friend
     
  2. John Watson

    John Watson Screenwriter

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    Can't say I loved tapes (the loss of album art, the stupid dead space at the end of too many sides), but they did give us portability.

    And the tape deck was way easier to use for recording our own compilations than computer is.

    I still plan to get a new tape deck next year, because I have miles of tapes, from my previous generation LP and 45 collection. Just hope I can figure out how to get them on cd before the tapes decompose...

    PS Maybe they (tapes) will hang in as a retro thing, like vinyl has
     
  3. Lee Scoggins

    Lee Scoggins Producer

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    Not durable and a real pain to search for songs.

    Good riddance!
     
  4. Jeff Pryor

    Jeff Pryor Supporting Actor

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    A lot of my cassettes are 15 years old and still sound as good as the day I bought 'em. Keeping them in a dark cool place away from dust and dirt has helped tremendously. The cassette may now be dead, but in my house it lives on...
     

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