so they can add stupid words like woot and sexting.
I love cassette tapes and I hate that you can’t buy them brand new anymore. My car still takes tapes. I love the way they look. I listen to my big brother’s (he grew up in the 80s) tapes all the time; because of him I know Licensed to Ill and Red Roses for Me. Because of my big sister I know Japanese Whispers, she cultivated my love for The Cure and Duran Duran. I keep my parents’ retro tapes of oldies but goodies in my car in case my ipod battery dies or i forget the cassette adapter. When the F.Y.E. was going out of business in the mall, they were still selling cassette tapes so those were clearanced and I bought Purple Rain and She’s So Unusual because those are two of my favorite 80s albums of all time. “Time After Time” is the ultimate prom song. In high school, I started driving my dad’s car to school and that only took cassettes, so I used to record my favorite cds to tapes - put Pinkerton on one side and Wild Like Children on the other. Is This It and Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. Pet Sounds and Best of Simon & Garfunkel. Cassettes ruled my life. They are annoying and they always pull out and you have to wind them back up with a pencil; I could use my fingers I still can because my fingers are so small. Cassettes are an important part of music history. They’ve been around for decades. You taped things off the radio. You agonizingly made mixed tapes. You sat around rewinding over and over back to your favorite song. And we’re going to erase all of that in order to pay homage to all the stupid politicians and celebrities whose nude pictures get leaked for all the world to see and perv over and rave about and keep them relevant somehow. Because that’s just so much more important to know about.
From my personal tumblr; I sort of went off on the OED removing words. This reblog pertains to the last reblog with the quote from WS Merwin.