Fine lines and scrobbling compulsions
Time and Turntable.fm
Along with playing cassettes at work to save time, I’ll have the tapes’ playlists in iTunes, so I can scrobble the songs I play on cassette to last.fm. You know, to keep things accurate. I haven’t shaken that compulsion yet because I love my last.fm lists. “But what about saving time?”, you may ask. To which I would respond, “Where did you hide that box of cookies?”
In an effort to be more productive at work I will try and avoid using turntable.fm and other media players at work on days when our office receives a lot of caller traffic. My solution: listen to cassettes.
My tape player is plugged into my office speakers, so when a call comes in, I simply turn off the song and do not have to scramble to find a program playing music.
I have made myself a few tapes that I will enjoy at work.
TY4AD - C60 mixtape
cover text and logo were hand etched onto inside of case - paper found from a magazine cover
University - Throwing Muses
Snakeface - Throwing Muses
I Love a Snot - Lisa Germano
Divine Hammer - The Breeders
Mistress - Red House Painters
The Carnival is Over - Dead Can Dance
Turning Into Betty - Lisa Germano
Those Eyes, That Mouth - Cocteau Twins
Monkey Gone to Heaven - Pixies
Like You - Kristin Hersh
Medusa - Clan of Xymox
Pitch the Baby - Cocteau Twins
Finished - Throwing Muses
Cro-Aloha - The Breeders
Purple - Gus Gus
October 2012 (Halloween Mixtape), October 2012, [outside cover:] 3-layer screen print with duotone image, [inside cover:] 1-layer screen print of handwritten text; [inside the cassette tape:] 2-layer screen print on acetate (2 different versions).
I was asked to make a mixtape for a twelve person mailing club coordinated by Sarah Cass. Each person was assigned a different month of the year (2012) and given the responsibility of mailing everyone else a mix. Each month, I received a different set of music by compiled by a different person. These are images for my contribution (October). My tape was Halloween/blood/death-themed.
I made some extras. This is an open, but limited edition.
Contact me if you want one.
Amazing, inspiring and my muse for this weekend.
I adore you and have vowed to purchase any music you release.
C60 Cocteau Twins - card insert
C60 Cocteau Twins - font used - Hartin2
IVO (from Treasure)
LORELEI (from Treasure)
PEPPERMINT PIG (7” VERSION) (from Peppermint Pig)
SUGAR HICCUP (from Sunburst and Snowbird)
BECAUSE OF WHIRL-JACK (from Sunburst and Snowbird)
PEARLY-DEWDROPS’ DROPS (7” VERSION) (from The Spangle Maker)
DIALS (from singles box bonus disc)
OOMINGMACK (INSTRUMENTAL) (from singles box bonus disc) [cut short]
THE SPANGLE MAKER (from The Pink Opaque)
MILLIMILLENARY (from The Pink Opaque)
WAX AND WANE (from The Pink Opaque)
HITHERTO (from The Pink Opaque)
ICEBLINK LUCK (from Iceblink Luck)
THOSE EYES,THAT MOUTH (from Love’s Easy Tears)
MY HUE AND CRY (KID JENSEN SESSION 10 OCT 83) (from BBC Sessions)
ORANGED APPLED (from Love’s Easy Tears)
HALF-GIFTS (MARK RADCLIFFE SESSION 12 MAR 96) (from BBC Sessions) [cut short]
C60 Cocteau Twins - In grey letters it says, “31 OCTOBER 2012 C60 17 SONGS” split between the two cards. Design of the card stock glued to paper based on a mix I received years ago. font - District Thin
thanks Derhay for posting this.-lady miss kier …. art by:michael Economy art direction: Lady Miss Kier
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If it’s broke, but it works better than the new crap, use it.
For over a month I have had aspirations of returning to the tape makin’ biz. Through the Nineties I worked with a 5-disc CD changer and a boom box with line in jacks. The left RCA in jack has long since been on vacation and any tape I make using this set up only records the right side. So I was making mono tapes. I subsequently stopped making tapes.
So when the mix bug bit to update production (thanks to tape.mx), I found a dual-cassette deck on eBay for $30 and had it sent to me. This recording deck has eaten two blank tapes so far. First we try, then we trust, then we look for a cliff from which to toss the garbage.
Then, I found what passed for a boom box on craigslist and paid $10. It has a lot of nice flashing lights and a rolling control panel, but the cassette decks only open sporadically. I have yet to open the b deck a second time since I’ve purchased this lemon.
So I am out $40 and am no better off. Last night I really, really wanted to make a tape, so I broke out the old, semi-trustworthy boom box and settled to only have the right side record. I made a C60 Cocteau Twins tape for myself to play at work. This exercise was more about the process than the actual product.
Mission completion. I had more fun making this busted tape than with any CD I’ve burned in the last year. The packaging was made to symbolize the not completely whole aspect of the tape.