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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2011
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    You know, I think everyone is failing at sending this in a timely manner.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2011
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    It's cool. We're busy people.

    I say we call it a Christmas mix swap, and try to have stuff in the mail by the 15th of December at the latest. Sound good to everyone?
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    I actually have a weirdish Soul mixtape I made last month with a download link if that makes it easier for anyone. Let me know if I should throw it up.
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    Mine went in the mail yesterday. Apparently I'm leading the pack for efficiency and responsibility. This is terrifying :D
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011
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    15th is good for me, just trying to figure out where in fuck I'm gonna buy a blank cassette! Mix is finished, but uploading it to the internet or burning a CD seems TOO EASY. So I'm off to enjoy the 'whuzzat?' expressions on the faces of store clerks born in the 90s, as I ask if they stock any 'magnetized tape cassettes'
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011
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    Keep in mind, some people may not have cassette players.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011
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    I was going to send it on CD too... I just love cassettes.
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      CommentAuthorphill_sea
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011 edited
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    if anyone wants me to digitize cassettes, I have that power. And would happily use it for the price of postage.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011
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    @texture oh, that is fair my main system is bury under a pile of dust in the basement since my turntable went kaput on me.
    • CommentAuthorSuresh N
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011
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    @texture - That sounds awesome. Now I'm starting to feel nostalgic, and miss cassettes.

    I feel better knowing that I'm far from the only person that hasn't finished their mix. I need to get cracking. I intend to get mine done by this time next week.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011
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    I can totally play tapes. My turntable is far, far away, though.
    (Oh, and if you need some cassettes - try looking inside old stereos at thrift stores. People leave cassettes in boomboxes, film in cameras, and slides in projector canisters, ALL THE TIME.)
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2011
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    @allana that's a great idea!

    I just bought this tape from one of my favourite producers. Came on CD too, which I immediately ripped to mp3, without listening, having already streamed on Bandcamp... Will prob never play either physical format... But the tape is a much nicer object than the disc: hand stencilled and signed by the artist. This is what its all about.... fetishizing defunct objects in a world of transubstantiated media!

    (LOL at the pretentiousness, of course...)
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2011
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    Dear Major General Alexi Vassilatarov,

    It is with heavy heart to hear this news of Mr. Buckingham. On a happier note I am glad to be in receipt of your mix. I should be glad to hear that I now know that enormous lack of gourd themed media. I tip my hat to you.

    Regards,
    Admiral Beamish
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      CommentAuthorPurple Wyrm
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011 edited
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    Lest anyone think Beamish has lost his mind...



    Track 17 (a version of Go Your Own Way without any lyrics) got screwed up during the burning process, and my computer decided to die shortly afterwards leaving me with only the faulty copy and no way to burn another one. So I sent it as is and had Major General Alexi Vassilatarov write a cover letter explaining things. He seems to have got a bit carried away and blamed the problem on "counter-revolutionary forces" (we're all a bit worried about him...).

    In any case, if anyone would like a taste of the mix themselves, here's a hastily assembled YouTube version, which includes the special Bonus track I couldn't fit on the CD (ironically the problem with track 17 would have allowed me to fit in on, but I didn't realise this and used the space for an idiotic secret track instead...). A few tracks aren't available, sorry about that.

    EDIT: Links moved to the Flickr page because I forgot about that neat auto-embed feature Whitechapel has...
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
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    I assumed something had gone awry but made assumptions.
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    @Beamish - Letters from people who claim to control "Music, Culture and Dolphin Show" bureaus will tend to do that. Hope you enjoy! :)
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
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    Finally found a blank cassette! My mix should be in the post before Xmas.

    :)
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
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    yeah sorry, this is the busiest time of year for me, so now the carnage is over I can actually make the thing.
    sorry again, dont panic it will be good
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
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    Mine should be arriving soon at its destination! I hope it does not dissapoint.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
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    I am 3/4 done the mix and will be sending it out next week!