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Tapes of Dalston
April 14, 2008 4:38 PM   Subscribe

Once a week high quality digital recordings of cassette tapes purchased at the Dalston Oxfam Shop in East London.
posted by klangklangston (14 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
can't read website, having design-induced seizure

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posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:44 PM on April 14, 2008


I love stuff like this, thanks for posting it.

Coincidentally enough, I started a smiliar project of my own last month.
posted by The Card Cheat at 4:56 PM on April 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Thompson Twins!
Good times...
Thanks, klang!
posted by Dizzy at 5:09 PM on April 14, 2008


Wow, there's some surprisingly good stuff on those old tapes. (I'm surprised the Oxfam in Dalston, of all places, hasn't turned into one of those joyless Oxfam Music affairs, where everything half-decent is taken by staff before it hits the shelves, and prices match eBay...)
posted by jack_mo at 5:20 PM on April 14, 2008


The Oxfam in Dalston has to be one of the most dispiriting places on Earth. I remember finding a box of disembodied dolls' heads for sale in there.

Still, this chap seems to be enjoying what he finds there, so maybe it's perked up a bit recently.
posted by flashboy at 5:38 PM on April 14, 2008


This site is way cool. Thanks, klang.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:39 PM on April 14, 2008


Klang, I thank you both sarcastically and sincerely. (The former for time concerns, the latter for filling my ears with goodness.)
posted by not_on_display at 6:09 PM on April 14, 2008


This site is horrible on the eyes, but pleasing to the ears!

Up next: music that will blind you.
posted by cosmonik at 8:37 PM on April 14, 2008


Once a week high quality digital recordings of cassette tapes purchased at the Dalston Oxfam Shop in East London.

That sentence no verb?
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:29 PM on April 14, 2008


ISNT THIS THE OPTIMO SET LIST ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 1:22 AM on April 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


That sentence no verb?

"Purchased"?

Hey, you didn't say which verb wasn't there.

Wait, what?
posted by cosmonik at 3:41 AM on April 15, 2008


The Oxfam in Dalston has to be one of the most dispiriting places on Earth.

There are two: the normal one which is indeed slightly dispiritingly and the one just down the road that only sells music and books. That one is less dispiriting but it did smell of sewage last time I went in. And it was shut yesterday. It does have great stock though.

My favourite NME tape. And my second favourite NME tape (admittedly more for the B side.)
posted by ninebelow at 5:14 AM on April 15, 2008


Fantastic post. Fantastic site. Thanks very much
posted by MrMerlot at 11:26 AM on April 15, 2008


it could be the optimo set list...no bad thing:)
posted by blimp77 at 12:50 PM on April 16, 2008


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