Tape Trading

Back in the day when you wanted to hear your favorite artist play live shows, you had to trade tapes with other people, you found through newsgroups and forums (and earlier on even magazines).

A column on Ants Marching (a DMB website) brought back some nice memories. It was a lot of hassle to copy tapes, going to the postoffice etc. But it it all paid off when the mailman delivered that low-gen tape of a show that was performed just a few months back ;).

Tape Trading – How trading was back then


My trading circles must have been a little different, Maxell XL II (and later the more expensive XL-II-S) as well as TDK-SA and some Sony (cant remember exactly what name) tapes were acceptable.

Perhaps a nightmare

My friend John Fink has released a cd named ‘perhaps a nightmare’. He has been a musician for a long time, and has made several scores for documentary movies, and now released his first solo album. The music is very much like a movie score, you can now envision the scenes he describes with his music in your own mind :).

All proceeds of the cd will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. John’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Luckily she’s doing a lot better now after chemo and radiation therapy.

You can get the cd from cdbaby or John’s site.
The Finksterproductions Website – More info on John Fink and his art/music.