FAST FORWARD

Oct 28, 2011


Bought this case in Hong Kong earlier this year thinking that maybe one day I would upgrade my phone. A chance encounter in Kentucky lent itself to finding a 4S that didn't require a waiting list or even a semblance of a line - an impossible LA scenario. I had nearly forgotten what it was like to press a button and the corresponding function happen immediately.

I suspect a lot of you have never owned a cassette tape, but there are probably some of you who, like me, used to reappropriate your parent's church sermon cassettes into mixtapes. The key was to scotch tape the holes on the sides. You've never experienced the 90s unless you've received a white cassette with a sharpie-written playlist.

26 comments :

Eboneé said...

Mixtapes and rewinding cassette tapes with a pencil = good times.

Pomeline said...

I miss making playlists on cassettes! Thanks for the reminder of how cool the 90's were :)

mon oeil! said...

Using church talk tapes to record eurythmics, i totally did this! Analog!

kaye i. said...

LOL. Yes! Oh the good old days.

kaye i. said...

LOL. Yes! Oh the good old days.

InnyVinny said...

I used to tape songs off of the radio...and skits of John London and the House Party. Damn. LOL

Lok said...

Such a good idea. I remember making mixtapes by recording songs off the radio!

Prêt à Porter P said...

When you think about all this technology we have only came along in the last 10-15 years. I remember waiting waiting waiting for whatever song to play on the radio to record it on cassette!

Alejandra ♥ Arismendi said...

Good idea.. miss the old cassettes :)

THE DIVINITUS said...

good times...

GASONG said...

Sweet case!

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Ginta said...

Oh, yes! Making mixtape was an art. :))

the style crusader said...

This is so cool... definitely remember the days of mixed tapes fondly. xx

Julia M said...

A guy I dated 4 years ago gave me a mixtape, which was really sweet :) shame it had crap music on it. It's very strange to thing that there are people who have never used a cassette. Or 'accidentally' recorded over recorded bible passages.

nataliya said...

so many awesome mixtapes lost...

Rachel Louisa. said...

Pure 90s nostalgia.
Haha, I had never heard of church sermon cassettes, let alone their being turned into mixtapes!







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Rackk and Ruin said...

Whoever came up with this idea is a genius. . . and the plastic sheath too! I loved mixtapes. . . i never made them/received them from boys (no lovesong mixes), but my girlfriends always loved getting my random mashups as gifts.

Amee said...

some of my best childhood memories included waiting patiently for my favorite radio stations to play the songs i wanted to record on my mixtape. love the 90's.

L.C said...

This takes me back, what a wonderful cover.

A Better Roni said...

This is so sick. I love it.

Kate Junior said...

This case is amazing. I miss cassette mixtapes :(

joelle van dyne said...

love that phone case! and oh how i love casette tapes. i remember taping "regulator" off the radio and making a casette that just repeated the song "regulator" over and over so i could learn the words. those were the days (days of loserdome).

it's weird how many interations of media-playing our generation has gone through- records (well sort of), casettes, cds, and now mp3. wonder what is next.

Alexis said...

I've just ordered this cover from amazon! So excited about it's arrival. I too had forgotten what it was like for my phone to do what I wanted straight away! Great blog xx

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Erica said...

love this.
Mix Tapes absolutely played a prominent role in my adolescent dating life...

great blog :)

Natalie of Fashion Intel said...

This is ghetto but I didn't even realize the thing about the tape until waaaaay late, I always just stuck pieces of paper in the hole! BTW, this post brought back so many great memories.

Please tell me you also used to make your own mixed tape with you talking into a mic connected to the stereo, either singing or preferably rapping?

Patrícia Matias aka dj Pat said...

I have plenty of cassettes and I even used to draw on them. Personalized music and image.ahah

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