I got a tape

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Yeehaa…I was really surprised when I came home about a half hour ago and found a tape in my mailbox. No, really a mixtape! An AUDIO CASSETTE!

I had to run up on the attic and get my tape deck. Great! I am really happy to listen to the bad sound of the tape. Reminds me of mixing tapes for…who ever! Should do it again…

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I got the Tape by TapeTV, a new idea for music television. They have a birthday, 12 months ago they started and they would like to celebrate… with me, HUNDERMARK, iGNANt, kopfbunt, and I can imagine many others.

What a great idea. Bringing back music television and sending out mixtapes. You know: “Love is a mixtape“! So, thank you, TapeTV for spreading the love! ;-)

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Why I am so excited about the mixtape. I will quote Rob Gordon of High Fidelity (one of my most favourite books/movies of all time):

“The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don’t wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules. Anyway… I’ve started to make a tape… in my head… for Laura. Full of stuff she likes. Full of stuff that make her happy. For the first time I can sort of see how that is done.”

You see, mixing a tape is art, it is a science. And it is long forgotten, like latin or jumping rope.

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So I ran up to the attic and got my tape deck. I put the tape in and their selction is nice. I could tell all the names and songs but… I can’t. Indie & Electro & Pop, some remixes… a nice selection! Maybe TapeTV can send me the play list and I will add it here.

Anyways once again, Thank You, TapeTV!

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8 Comments

  • Kai

    Boar, und ich bekomme ne schnöde Einladung per Mail? Damn, aber sie wußten, dass du einen laaangen Beitrag drüber machen wirst :)

  • christian

    playlist kommt … auch als video playlist natürlich ;)
    kai hat kein tape bekommen? Da mach ich aber morgen nochmal ne Ansage!
    Freu mich auf den 17. mit euch!

  • Jeriko

    Erst ‘ne Diskette, jetzt ein Tape: Retro-Galore! Ich kann allerdings noch nicht zu 100% zusagen, da ich unter Umständen um die Zeit gar nicht im Lande bin. Ansonsten: Party on, Wayne!

  • kathrin / tape.tv

    da freuen wir uns aber, dass ihr das tape so lieb habt und vorbei kommen wollt :)

    schön, dass ihr auch alle eure tape-decks rausholt und sie euch anhört…
    wir haben sie schließlich alle von hand bespielt ;)

  • roitsch

    Leider, LEIDER habe ich schlechte Nachrichten. Ich habe alles 3 mal überlegt und getestet aber ich kann nicht nach Berlin kommen. Das Problem ist, dass ich schon mein Zugticket in die Heimat am Freitag um 11 Uhr gebucht habe. Es wäre also viel zu stressig. Aber wir sehen uns ja alle SPÄTESTENS auf der re:publica! Sorry..

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I got a tape