I just read an op-ed article in the New York Times last Thursday, December 24, about singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado releasing her new album on cassette. Did I hear that right? Yes, cassette. The article mentions that Furtado has sold more than 20 million singles-interesting that it doesn’t say “albums”, which reflects the atomization of music in the iTunes age.
Yes, it’s old school with capital letters, but to me pretty ridiculous. 8-track at least sounded good. I had an 8-track in my Citroen DS-19 back in the day. But for cassettes to somehow be cool, just like vinyl is now, just seems far-fetched to me.
Hope you saved your old boomboxes or drive an old car!
Remember this ad? God knows, I do, but I don’t believe this 70’s dude was into Wagner!