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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Tape Land 65 – Bluffcosm Test #1 (March 2000)

1:42:36 – 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.

I had completely forgotten about this tape! It’s the first tape I made with my new tape recorder, at the start of my first Internet radio project, Bluffcosm. It mostly consists of ambient audio of NYC – including walking through the original World Trade Center and playing video games at some now long-lost Times Square arcades!

Notes: Wednesday, March 15, 2000, 6:55 PM, Park Row, NYC, just got a new tape recorder, officially kicking off the “Age of Bluffcosm”, ambient sounds of the city, microphone test, World Trade Center, subway, 50th Street, Times Square, cigar, Laser Park Arcade, Crazy Taxi, Broadway City Arcade, Port Authority Bus Terminal, buying a snack, giving directions, Thursday, March 16, 2000, 10:00 AM, on the bus, more ambient sounds of the city, subway, Varick Street, got coffee from Jack, auto reverse, elevator, arrived at work.

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License ( Attribution: by Frank Nora – more info at

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