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December 5th, 2004

First Tape

Rummaging through a box of old cassettes, I found what was My First Cassette Tape Ever. My first record was Michael Jackson’s Thriller (followed closely by the first Fat Boys album), but this was my first blank tape that I recorded songs off of the radio (and a few from record) with. I believe the tape is from 1984, possibly 1985.

The track listing, you ask? Here it is, as written:

Side 1

  1. Beat It
  2. Let’s Hear It For The Boy
  3. Hear of Rock n’ Roll
  4. Footloose
  5. Sister Christian
  6. Thriller
  7. Centerfold

Side 2

  1. State of Shock
  2. What Is Love
  3. Magic
  4. The Stroke
  5. Thriller (Michael Martian) [this means that it’s “Thriller,” but I turned the record player to “45” for a 33 1/3 rpm record; remind me to scan a picture of my visual interpretation of Michael Martian for you sometime]
  6. Farwell [sic] My Summer Love
  7. The Reflex
  8. Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming
  9. The Longest Time (Chipmunks) [yes, folks, Billy Joel as recorded by The Chipmunks… who I think were related to Michael Martian]

Recorded on a Certron HD Normal Bias 60 minute cassette.

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Chris
DATE: Sunday December 5, 2004 -- 9:23:05 am
I'm trying to picture you enjoying Sister Christian....

Nope, I can't do it.



FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday December 5, 2004 -- 11:02:16 am
Oddly enough, my first cassette tape was full of programs I wrote for the TI99/4A. It was a Radio Shack 15min tape (that was about 40K of storage).

Then again, I grew up in a house of classical music, and wasn't really exposed to rock until I was ten or so.

Alas, I have no idea what programs are on that tape. Even if I could find a TI99/4A emulator, there just aren't many cassette tape interfaces to modern day computers...



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday December 5, 2004 -- 11:10:36 am
Two J. Geils Band selections? Man, you were so progressive.



FROM: Monica
DATE: Sunday December 5, 2004 -- 4:00:31 pm
I remember taping the sound of the industrial mowers that mowed outside our neighborhood when I was little, but that's more a weird tape than a mix tape. I still have a mix tape I made in 9th grade or so with the Bartman song and "Groove is in the Heart"... I forget what else.
My first tape purchase was Thriller, too :-)



FROM: Monica
DATE: Sunday December 5, 2004 -- 4:00:58 pm
I remember taping the sound of the industrial mowers that mowed outside our neighborhood when I was little, but that's more a weird tape than a mix tape. I still have a mix tape I made in 9th grade or so with the Bartman song and "Groove is in the Heart"... I forget what else.
My first tape purchase was Thriller, too :-)



FROM: Monica
DATE: Sunday December 5, 2004 -- 6:24:51 pm
agh, sorry. it said the operation timed out so I tried again. we're having modem issues...



FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday December 5, 2004 -- 8:57:01 pm
I'm trying to picture you enjoying Sister Christian....

Nope, I can't do it.

She's the only one for me.

And I loved that scene in Boogie Nights.



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