Category Archives: Media

Recordable media and disposable data

Having just completed the first item on my list of “things to do” for the year, it occurred to me that “mixtapes” are something of a dying artform. At least, in physical form. No, seriously: when last have you made a compilation of your favourite songs and burnt those to a CD-R as a proper Red Book Audio CD? Continue reading

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X Files + Tapes = August, part 2

In other exciting news, I finally completed watching the entire X Files series. And as for the other, “secret” tape project: still collecting and amassing more samples. Continue reading

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Music vs. VHS

In the past, people associated the word “videos” with cassettes with movies on them. In the current context, sound and audio quality play a mere supporting role but when you precede the word “videos” with the word “music”, you suddenly have a completely different form of art. Continue reading

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R.I.P. V.H.S. – part II

In the interim, here’s a few more scans of my old VHS “artwork”. I’m holding on to those for the time being, and maybe someday I’ll just scan and post the whole lot somewhere before committing those to a bonfire, or something. Continue reading

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R.I.P. V.H.S.

The BetaMax vs. VHS (Video Home System) format (war) notwithstanding, just about any civilised household in the modern world had (or still has) a VCR. Dropping costs and the superior quality of DVD (and its own successors, complete with a new format war) have, in recent years, all but caused the demise of the VHS format, and it is almost with a tear in my eye that I, too finally bid farewell to my own old VHS collection. Continue reading

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The ridding of treasures from years gone by

On a more humorous note, some of the more entertaining items that have arrived in my in-boxes over the last few months have been honoured with a permanent display on the site. Next up is getting rid of a few more old VHS cassettes, and then we’ll be tackling the good old audio cassette format, too. Continue reading

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