You can .... but gone are the days of going into a stereo store and finding walls of gear, everywhere you look.
Fondly remember going into Tower in LA (I'm British) in the 90s - they had a machine that would make your own compilation tapes for you.I share your sentiment. Of stores that no longer exist, what I really miss the most is Tower Records. They had EVERYTHING (recordings). If they didn't have it, it just wasn't ever recorded.
Leaving them in the car didn't help.cassettes have the tiny little felt blocks the tape rides over..
the glue there dries and over time the felts fall off. ask me how I know No. Don't)
but I too, liked cassettes
Leaving them in the car didn't help.
And what's the point of music if you can't play it in the car?
I relate with this. I think the people who are mostly interested in the old analog ways are the ones that didn't necessarily live through those days. As nostalgic as I can feel about threading an old reel-to-reel deck, or playing a record, I've never forgotten what you had to go through to get a clean signal recorded, or how good your system had to be to play back a nice analog recording. Back then it all mattered and it cost alot of money to do it right. Now, any digital mp3 file sounds OK coming off your phone into your wireless bluetooth earbuds. Any recording I make using digital technology is just clean and I no longer have to think about making a bad recording with budget equipment.Been there, done that. I kinda get the nostalgia aspect, but man, I really don't want to relive that technology. I looooooved my vinyl album collection, but again, I'm not looking back with heartache.
When I was going through John Riley’s books I signed up for Apple Music to work through his recommended listening list. I never looked back. The ability to discover has been invaluable for the learning process. At this point I would have piles of unwanted CD’s if were it not for streaming music, but I agree that CD’s are optimal for owning recordings.To me the CD is STILL the perfect format. Streaming is great for discovery, to check out an artist or record someone has recommended, but streaming itself is too ephemeral for me. I like to own something, read the liner notes etc.
I dont have that many, but have a lot (couple hundred). They all move freely and "work" properly, but time has not been nice. I gave up trying to play them because they sound horrible and keep snapping. I dont think the tape itself does time well. All the plastic is still fantastic lol.all of this cassette talk makes me glad that I did not get rid of my old cassette players. And the ~2000 cassettes I have from back in the day. I wonder how many off them will even work?
When Punk and Hardcore bands were releasing recording on cassette tape, the phrase I kept hearing was "No respect till vinyl." Even back then, cassettes were seen as grossly inferior. So I can't understand at all why cassettes would have a resurgence.