August 1, 2006
Anyone around here still own a tape deck? That’s too bad. Cassette (the band) are giving away a FREE* limited edition cassette (the audio storage cartridge) sampler – you know, just like their name – at Look & Listen outlets countrywide. Ask for them/it at the counter.
Cute. I bet this band is kicking themselves.
If Cassette’s sparkly, manic-esque pop rock harmonies don’t have you obsessively forwarding and rewinding through the chorus of Your Star until the tape snaps, then cover the tabs with sticky tape and resurrect a staple of 80s and 90s youth culture: The Mixtape. Who hasn’t said “Take me now”, “I hate you” or, “Irregardless is not a real word” with a painstakingly constructed, hormonally-fuelled playlist that thumps and reverberates with secret meaning? And a homemade cover?
Me neither**. But that’s okay – one of the robots over at tiny mixtape will generate a track list for you:
This mix, they assure us, is for anyone who has ever sucked in their breath and taken an involuntary step back from the changing room mirror:
Sample Track: 09. Madonna- “Nobody’s Perfect” (Music). (You thought I was going to pick “Fat Bottomed Girls”, didn’t you?)
I found this one for Fatman:
Sample Track: 10. Johnny Rivers – “Secret Agent Man” (Greatest Hits)
Finally, this one is for me, because I forgot to have breakfast:
The ‘Let’s say, hypothetically speaking, that it was totally OK to eat people. If one were going to do this, it would probably be nice to have a mix tape of songs about food, and/or cannibalism. That would be ideal. If, you know, you were going to eat people. Not that I’m condoning it. Much.’ Mix:
Sample Track: 07. Dead Boys – “I Need Lunch” (Young, Loud, and Snotty)
Don’t forget to rewind.
* Actual value: R3.60!
** I’m lying, of course. If anyone wants one, drop me a line. (Terms and conditions might apply.)