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August 27, 2007



so what was ON the mix tape from ex BF, the actual playlist...do tell.


Damn, Jimmy. Finding the tape was easy. Finding somewhere to play it was HARD.

The cassette had no playlist, so I had to reconstruct (and reminisce):


Side A
Captain Beefheart -- I Love you, you big dummy
[unidentified no-wave horn-filled instrumental]
Robyn Hitchcock – I’ve Got the Hots for You
Pere Ubu – unidentified song
Wire, Lowdown
Wire, Start to Move
Wire, Brazil
Wire, Feeling Called Love
Jonathan Richman, My Little Kookenhaken
Jonathan Richman, The Morning of Our Lives
Jonathan Richman, Hey There Little Insect
Jonathan Richman, Ice Cream Man
Patridge Family, I Think I Love You
Nervous Breakdowns, I Dig Your Mind


Side B
Electric Prunes – Get Me to the World on Time
Electric Prunes – Try Me on for Size
Moving Sidewalks – 99th Floor
??? – I Got Love
The Zombies – Love Conquers All
Little Boy Blues, I Can Only Give You Everything
Circle Jerks – Just Like Me
Circle Jerks – Put a Little Love in Your Heart
Gun Club, Sex Beat
Elvis Costello, Mystery Dance
?? – The Original Sin?
Unidentified post-punk song, female singer
Unidentified post-punk song, female singer
?? – World Goes By?
Unidentified hardcore punk song
The Meatmen – Orgy of One
The Meatmen – Becoming a Man/Freud was Wrong

Kiko Jones

Ah, cassettes how I loved thee...I still own some 200 of 'em and have a pretty decent deck to play 'em in (not to mention the boom box in my bedroom).

Aside from the other reasons given I'd say portability is also a reason for the technology to still exist. Did you know that up until their very last day Tower Records' 4th & B'way location in NYC was selling a brisk amount of pre-recorded cassettes at $3-$5 a pop? Not too long ago, the store's cassette buyer once mentioned that most of his customers were going on road trips and their vehicle either lacked a CD player or they feared losing their CDs on the trip.

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