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Found over at Egotrip is this Fact post on beat tapes:

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1 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Sep 10, 2013 10:40 am

Last night was so awful, I wound up trying to clean out the cabinets in the family room; I simply couldn't bear to watch. Found about 50 cassette tapes (mostly classic R&R from the 60's and 70's). Any suggestion what I can do with them that does not involve my anatomy?

(Could ask the same about a boxful of 8 tracks I keep just because they worked in my first car, a 64 Olds Cutlass convertible)

2 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 10, 2013 10:51 am

For little dough you can get something like this to digitize your tapes:

3 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Sep 10, 2013 11:13 am

interesting. I think I already have most of the casettes on CD and now digital; have to check!

I know I have a couple of LP's which I have in 8 track, cassette, CD, and digitially too. (Sgt Pepper; High Tide and Green Grasses (first Stones greatest hits) and Days of Future Past by Moody Blues).

4 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 10, 2013 12:24 pm

Yeah, some of those things that are easy to get in newer formats are probably worth parting with, unless you like the artifact.

5 thelarmis   ~  Sep 10, 2013 12:26 pm

i have over 1,000 tapes. i used to convert some to disc on my main stereo which has a turntable, dual cassette, dual cd burner and receiver. pain in the rectum. i still have a few cassettes and several records i'd like to transfer, but have no plans to do so anytime soon...

6 thelarmis   ~  Sep 10, 2013 12:28 pm

[4] i have most of my tapes and vinyl on CD, but not all. somewhat similar situation with vhs tapes to dvd, though i don't have nearly the amount of digital videos. i've saved all the tapes and vhs tapes though. they're all packed away in boxes in closets, taking up a bunch of space...but i have no plans to throw them out, or sell them!

7 thelarmis   ~  Sep 10, 2013 12:29 pm

i have an amazing Ravi Shankar album on tape and LP. for some reason, it's never been released on CD. i can't even find digital versions online to download. weird. that's one record i'd really like to transfer to cd-r...

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