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Saturday is Cassette Store Day. Why?

My feelings about this stupid cassette revival have been well documented (Go here for a refresher on why cassettes suck.) Yet there are people around this planet who believe that this format needs to be resurrected for some nonsensical nostalgic reasons.

In fact, this Saturday is the biggest day on the revivalists’ calendar. Cassette Store Day will be celebrated (what inappropriate word) at stores in the US, UK, German, Australia and New Zealand. As things stand, no Canadian store has lost its freakin’ mind enough to buy into this hokum.

If you click on the image below, you can see how awful their website is.

Cassette Store Day 2015 copy


Urban Outfitters is apparently on board. Stores have a brand new cassette section. Silly people.

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3 thoughts on “Saturday is Cassette Store Day. Why?

  • oooh Cool!!!
    But I agree,Vinyl was always the most pleasing to the ears.
    Thats what U2 and Smashing Pumpkin fans have been asking for.
    Retro always becomes cool again.


  • You got some balls commenting on web design on this pile of shit page. You call that an article? I had children tell me stories longer then that.


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