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10:26 AM on 09/21/12
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I hope this is sarcasm. If not, you are a supreme moron.

Really? So... Tell me... What's your use for a cassette, do you have a cassette player? Or do you just go around calling people, "supreme moron's"... That insult belongs back in time with cassette players.
10:34 AM on 09/21/12
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I honestly can't get behind the whole cassette craze going on. I can see why people are into to it but the whole thing has a scent of people trying hard to be cool or different by listening to music on a tape. It's whatever though, people are going to like what they like regardless of how I feel about it.
10:37 AM on 09/21/12
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Sure, people still have cassette players and could still use them, but they're as obsolete as VCRs, which every also still has. Would anyone actually prefer watching movies videotape, though? Probably for nostalgic reasons only. As far as audio quality and durability go, there are better formats for both than cassette.
10:38 AM on 09/21/12
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Really? So... Tell me... What's your use for a cassette, do you have a cassette player? Or do you just go around calling people, "supreme moron's"... That insult belongs back in time with cassette players.

1. Cassettes are very cost effective. Cheap!
2. They are another physical medium that is better than a digital file. It's something that looks cool, sounds cool and can take up real estate on a merchant table.
3. Many many DIY bands rely on this format now for the two reasons above
4. It's also an aesthetic preference, just like vinyl. Cassettes have their own character and warmth to them, which some people prefer.
5. Entire labels are based off tape releases because there is a large underground audience that loves them. It's a community. Look up Burger Records. The medium has never died, especially in the punk community, which males your comments all the more ironic and moronic.

What's my use for a cassette? Oh idk maybe to listen to it.
10:39 AM on 09/21/12
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Sure, people still have cassette players and could still use them, but they're as obsolete as VCRs, which every also still has. Would anyone actually prefer watching movies videotape, though? Probably for nostalgic reasons only. As far as audio quality and durability go, there are better formats for both than cassette.

Yeah, well some people still take the time to learn Latin in 2012, so, yeah.
10:43 AM on 09/21/12
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2. They are another physical medium that is better than a digital file. It's something that looks cool, sounds cool and can take up real estate on a merchant table.
would argue against this in the objective all day.
10:44 AM on 09/21/12
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would argue against this in the objective all day.

I'm not talking about sound quality. You can't put an MP3 on a merch table.
10:45 AM on 09/21/12
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Yeah, well some people still take the time to learn Latin in 2012, so, yeah.

Learning a language that has a significant importance in history is not the same as listening to a cassette tape.
10:49 AM on 09/21/12
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Want. Vinyl.
10:50 AM on 09/21/12
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1. Cassettes are very cost effitable. Cheap!
2. They are another physical medium that is better than a digital file. It's something that looks cool, sounds cool and can take up real estate on a merchant table.
3. Many many DIY bands rely on this format now for the two reasons above
4. It's also an aesthetic preference, just like vinyl. Cassettes have their own character and warmth to them, which some people prefer.
5. Entire labels are based off tape releases because there is a large underground audience that loves them. It's a community. Look up Burger Records. The medium has never died, especially in the punk community, which males your comments all the more ironic and moronic.

What's my use for a cassette? Oh idk maybe to listen to it.
One could even argue, you can get USB sticks real cheap now, it's only a matter of time before people start selling their albums on them... Physical, cheap, infinitely better than cassettes, not some hipster shit, and if you hold them in your hand long enough, they'll be pretty warm.
10:51 AM on 09/21/12
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I'm not talking about sound quality. You can't put an MP3 on a merch table.
makes a little more sense, but i wouldn't be surprised if download cards (essentially an mp3 on a merch table) or even something like a usb drive would sell better than a cassette.

that said, if we're going with near-dead formats, i'd much rather have this album on vinyl.
10:53 AM on 09/21/12
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This isn't a valid discussion. It has aesthetic appeal and a nostalgia factor and is more exciting to have than a file on your computer.

Same as vinyl. As much as people will argue that vinyl somehow sounds better than digital, it's real appeal is its aesthetic and tangibility.
10:57 AM on 09/21/12
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If the tapes sell well, it's definitely on the table ;)

We have plans to go all (or mostly) vinyl in 2013, but that is all I can say about it right now
11:01 AM on 09/21/12
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One could even argue, you can get USB sticks real cheap now, it's only a matter of time before people start selling their albums on them... Physical, cheap, infinitely better than cassettes, not some hipster shit, and if you hold them in your hand long enough, they'll be pretty warm.

You saying "Hipster shit" makes you look like a fucking dolt.

I'm not arguing alternatives, I'm simply telling why people enjoy cassettes. That's it. I prefer vinyl, obviously, but I understand the appeal of cassettes. And I'm also not ignorant enough to dismiss it as "Hipster shit."

ChaseTX said it best. That's all there is to it.
11:02 AM on 09/21/12
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makes a little more sense, but i wouldn't be surprised if download cards (essentially an mp3 on a merch table) or even something like a usb drive would sell better than a cassette.

that said, if we're going with near-dead formats, i'd much rather have this album on vinyl.

You don't need to review Neilson's Soundscan numbers of the last five years to realize vinyl isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

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