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 Posted:   Sep 30, 2023 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

For some of us "Peaches" = Soupy Sales' girlfriend first and foremost! big grin

 Posted:   Sep 30, 2023 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

For some of us "Peaches" = Soupy Sales' girlfriend first and foremost! big grin

I don't know what any of that meant, but kudos(?!).

 Posted:   Sep 30, 2023 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)

OK, so here's the story.

When my parents moved a couple of years ago, they threw a lot of stuff. Among the things were most of my childhood cassettes. I was pissed, but of course they couldn't see the value in them. Fortunately, I managed to save SOME. Now I intend to transform the 'mixed tapes' to playlists on digital platforms, and acquire the albums in digital format, if available. Anyone else attempted such projects?

Some pics of my survivors below. Original cassettes, mixed tapes, tapes with my own custom, handdrawn covers etc. smile

Have been on an archiving kick since the start of the year... starting to do cassettes now.

A now-deceased friend gifted me a 4-cassette mix of music by Polish composers back in the 90s (Kilar, Korzynski, Preisner, Baird, etc.) and made custom art 'covers' for the inserts.

 Posted:   Sep 30, 2023 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I did not buy any cassette but I did however record music on my own mix tape cassettes and the first thing I ever recorded was Bill Conti`s Theme From The American Gladiators (now I have the soundtrack on CD). The first music from a film that I ever recorded was music from Capricorn One by Jerry Goldsmith, love that theme and ofcourse I have it on CD nowadays but back then I did not have it so there you go. I do not have any of those cassettes any longer but I did save the list of what I had recorded and that is a fun reading (of nostalgic reasons).

 Posted:   Sep 30, 2023 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Of course, like most music lovers my age, I used Cassette tapes. As a kid, my cassette recorder was my most prized possession. I taped music, movies, radio plays, etc, and made plenty of recordings. In the 1980s, whenever I got a new LP, I made a cassette copy of it for "regular" use, as I knew LPs wear with each playback. I also made mix tapes (for friends, family, car). I never bought pre-recorded tapes (I went from LPs to CD), but of course made copies of LPs from friends too.
A few years ago, I sold my Technics Stereo System, which I originally bought in 1997, via eBay. I kept the cassette deck though. I hardly ever used it, because I almost exclusively listened to CDs at the time, so I still have a fully functional and practically "new" (no worn heads) Technics Dolby Tape Deck, so I could actually connect it to my hifi system and record and play cassettes.

 Posted:   Sep 30, 2023 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Hi Thor! Soupy Sales was a madcap comedian whose live TV show out of New York in the early through mid-1960s had tons of schoolkids rushing home every afternoon to catch his act. Famous for pie-throwing, among other things. Big name stars would show up and get pied. I think Sinatra was one. And I remember Cliff Robertson in a hilarious skit. His show was once suspended for telling the kiddies to take out all the green stuff from their daddy's wallet and send it to him. There are variations and urban legends about that antic.

 Posted:   Sep 30, 2023 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   oregstevens   (Member)

I spent most of the 70s taping movies off tv, first with a mic in front of the speaker, later connecting to the headphone jack. I must have had hundreds of these. When local tv stations would broadcast old movies mornings, afternoons, evenings and late night, this activity occupied way too much free time, but this was the only way to hear all the great golden age scores. The same titles would be rebroadcast every few months, so I would make crude cue sheets from the first recordings, then edited later showings to include only scored sections. Sometime in the mid 70s (through the mid 80s?) tv stations offered "simulcast" radio broadcasts, making the process a little easier and resulting in recordings with cleaner sound. I remember taping the tv premiere of The Greatest Story Ever Told this way.

I never imagined that some day so many of these scores would be made available by FSM, Intrada, and other labels.

The only prerecorded cassettes I had were usually purchased from remainder bins that proliferated for a while before the CD era. I listened to the Decca tapes of The Robe and The Egyptian a lot in the car, and later many mix tapes of favorite scores edited from CDs.

 Posted:   Oct 1, 2023 - 12:54 AM   
 By:   Laurent-Watteau   (Member)

I think this is my first cassette :

My love for film scores really begins with James Bond, and Jaws (if I don't take into account japanese anime scores, like UFO Robot Grendizer, or Saint Seiya).

 Posted:   Oct 1, 2023 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I remember when Camelot Music stores had MCA soundtracks on cassette in the discount bins. I think they we’re 99 cents each. I discovered so many classic scores that way.

 Posted:   Oct 2, 2023 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I still have a couple of blank tapes (sealed). And I see that you can still get some blank tapes on Amazon (by Maxell, for example).

I also still have blank CD-Rs as well, though last time I burned CDs was 2017, when I burned a couple of CDs for somebody's car (not for me).

 Posted:   Oct 2, 2023 - 4:56 AM   
 By:   LordDalek   (Member)

My first ever soundtrack was the double tape set of Irwin Kostal's 1982 digital rerecording of Fantasia. Think I played the crap out of it on various old (read MONO) tape recorders.

 Posted:   Oct 2, 2023 - 5:46 AM   
 By:   Captain Future 2   (Member)

I had dozens of compact cassettes with copies of LPs and CDs to listen to on the school bus and on vacation. A friend of mine owned a 4-track Tascam Portastudio which we used to fool around with.

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