1:14:25 – Welcome to Tape Land! On each episode, I will be presenting the audio of a cassette tape from my collection. It’s a way to help motivate me to digitize more of my archives.
This is a great example of a cassette tape that was used multiple times and overdubbed, with layer upon layer of audio. I originally dubbed my vinyl copy of the Cosmos soundtrack onto the tape, but then much more stuff was added.
On side one is the long-lost 1984 revival of my parody TV station “Channel 67 WWW”, which I originally did in Montana 1980. I had completely forgotten that this existed. It is quite insane.
On side two, what happened is, my college roommate got drunk and I wasn’t there, but his friends used my tape and my boombox to record him. I didn’t find out about it till later. This was most likely in the Fall of 1985.
For my Internet radio station Bluffcosm in 2000, I released the first few minutes of this as A Hairy One. When I recently digitized the whole tape, I was completely surprised to find that the audio continued on much further… I guess I stopped listening after a period of silence. It’s amazing audio of drunk college students in a dorm in 1985.
Sprinkled throughout are other surprises, such as several radio airchecks and fragments of songs. So much happening on a single tape from over 30 years ago…
License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). Attribution: by Frank Edward Nora – more info at TheOvernightscape.com