Do You Still Play Your Cassette Tapes?

Philippines
July 14, 2011 9:56pm CST
When I get tired of listening to MP3's, I usually go back to playing again my cassette tapes. I just miss them! And I really treasure them. They serve as my companion and my friend especially during those times when I feel so alone and lonely. That's why I feel disappointed when some people convert their cassette tapes into new materials. It seems like they don't owe anything to their cassette tapes. It seems like they forgot that those cassette tapes also served as their friend in some situations in their lives. But in my case, I wouldn't exchange my cassette tapes for anything, even for money. I would fight for them and I would die for them. The music that comes from those tapes gives my life meaning and the desire to go on.
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• Philippines
15 Jul 11
That's a silly question, and sort of very great post to remember the past and know the things that mark as an inspiration for the development of our community today. I used to play it before and i miss doing it, but the Cassette Tapes was already vanished due to the modern technology that surrounds which is more convenient to use and more approaching in terms of supplies and resources. I just hope that the Cassette Tape would not be forgotten forever but rather improved it through good research and inventions.
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@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
15 Jul 11
We do have a radio+cassette player downstairs but no one hardly uses it. I remember mom having her cassette collection when i was a kid but i have no idea where she has stored them now. i do think she's hidin them away from us coz i remember spoiling her precious cassettes when we were kids. I just loved pulling the reel (or whatevs its called :D) and we did that always heehe!! Anyway when I go to my aunts place, I do sometimes use her cassettes and cassette player. It fascinates me and she does have some good old records. I listen to them once in a while when I am at her place.
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@dodo19 (32869)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
19 Jul 11
I don't even own cassette tapes anymore. As a kid, that's how I used to watch the movies I had, much like a lot of other people. However, I don't use them anymore. It got easier to get movies on DVD and such.
• Philippines
22 Jul 11
Thank you very much to all those who responded (and might respond) to this discussion. You really made my day. :-)
@sjvg1976 (18386)
• Delhi, India
17 Jul 11
NO i don't play cassette player these days as there so many options available today.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
17 Jul 11
you are absolutely right, just like working with Windows 3.1 while there are many Windows Operating Systems options available....
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• Egypt
17 Jul 11
I still have my cassette tapes..ah man I used to listen to them all day long for so many years,and the day i used to buy new tapes was really an awesome day!!! it was so amazing to just sit there and listen to music that comes from the cassette..ever since i was a little boy i treasured them alot..and i will never give or trade them for anything!!! its really a treasure :)
@rameshchow (5284)
• India
17 Jul 11
Yes, there is a tape recorder in my home. My fathers likes that so much. I too have many old songs which are my favorite, so when ever i feel bore i just insert the cassette and listen the music....
@tears08 (161)
17 Jul 11
i still remember when i was in high school i have lots of cassette tapes i collect albums from my favorite singers. during those times CD is already available but its like 3 or 4x the cost of cassette tapes. I still have cassette tapes but the problem now is that i don't know how to play it as i don't have cassette radio anymore. and i don't think u can still buy from electronic shop nowadays. btw.. i wonder how old are you.. haha
• Philippines
17 Jul 11
I miss my cassette tapes! I couldn't find them anymore! And even if I do, I wouldn't able to play them because all my cassette players are already broken. It's nice to go back to being old-school for once in a while. :)
@GemmaR (8526)
17 Jul 11
I do actually still have cassette tapes from when I was younger, as I used to buy a lot of music on them to be able to listen to on a machine that I had in my bedroom. The thing is now though, I can't play them on anything because the machine broke and I can't find anywhere else that sells them so I've had to stop listening to them. I am keeping them for the future though because it's just too much of a shame to get rid of something that I enjoyed listening to so much in my childhood. You never know when I might get the chance to listen to them again.
• China
17 Jul 11
Well..Very good encouraging writings. I am better than that, I still have tons of track tapes, Ip and 45 rpm records, and my cassette tapes! I even have a console unit that plays 8 track, cassette, or record: even has a radio inside. Wonder why I have held on to that piece of furniture for so many, many years
• Philippines
17 Jul 11
I still have my cassette tapes at home and we still play it every now and then. Every time I listen to it I feel like going back to the 90's era and i feel like a kid again.
@allknowing (65002)
• India
17 Jul 11
We got our 'technique' set when we went on our first foreign holiday to Singapore. And this set gives us good service even now. Yes. I have these cassette tapes and I play specially during christmas time. I have a huge collection of these tapes and a good number of xmas tapes too. One never gets tired of listening to Bony M, The Carpenters, Jim Reeves, Connie Francis, Engelbert,...and some classical number. I have a dvd but hardly use it.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
16 Jul 11
i have a friend who doesn't like cassette player, but he have an old Placket of player, a very old Disk Player played by the music lovers during 1950's.... most of his cartridge are gone missing, i think he had 3 left, that disk is so heavy and bulky.... one thing that i notice in the cassette cartridge is if it's too old, the negative tape when played is been eaten by the magnetic drum inside the socket player....
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
16 Jul 11
Hi penpusher, It is not too long that people used to buy cassette taps to listen in their music player devices. I still have around 500 cassettes and audio player. But by 2005 onward they were being slowly replaced by CD and CD player. Every month I would buy two to three cassettes. My Mozart, Beethoven are still there with me. But they are hardly put to the cassette player and more on CD player. I accept things as they go.
@vivamir (673)
16 Jul 11
As often as I can, I have always preferred the old cassete tapes to CD's..they dont get scratched..for starters! Dont get me wrong, I have a fair CD collection however nothing beats some of the old tunes that I recorded as a teen off the radio..LoL..
• United States
16 Jul 11
It's a good thing you bring this up. I haven't listened to cassette tapes in years. The last time I listened to one was when I was gong on fourteen and this was back in the summer of 2006. The bad news about this tape was that I was trying to rewind it and then play again and the tape string came out and broke on one of the handles used to hold the tape in place in the cassette part of my new stereo; at the time. It wasn't a good thing that it broke because that cassette tape was one of Mary J. Blidge's 1997 album Share My World. They really bring me back though to the times when I was a kid. My mom used to have a whole host of these in the boxes. She said she got a lot of those cassettes from a music catalog she usedto be apart of back in the 80s or so.
• India
16 Jul 11
oh ,,,,1month ago,,,i was looking through my store when i found those old cassetes,,,and i remembered that time,,,when there was no computers,,,no mobile,,,and every people would enjoy by listning their tape recorders,,,bow eberyone has his ipod or cellphone,,,so that tape recorder has become extinct!!!!!!!
• Australia
16 Jul 11
Your right. But I have given mine all away and I probably would give anything to have them back again, especially those cheesy "mixed" tapes you made when you were 15 and thinking about the cutest boy in school:)Although even if I did have them back I don't actually have anything to play them in, just like video tapes they are only useful if you have a source to play them with! I saw video tapes for sale the other day for 50c.
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
16 Jul 11
I don't own a cassette player anymore, as the one I had stopped working, so even if I keep those old cassettes, there's no way I can listen to them. I can understand people changing to new technologies, as cassette tapes have a very low capacity, break easily, and the quality of the noise isn't the best either. It's a nice memory from the past though
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
16 Jul 11
For me it is up to you keep up the good work.