New Stuff: Bargain Bin Classics

The junkyard. The Dead Zone. The scrap heap. The junk drawer. The clearance section. The bargain bin. Whatever you call it, this is an area we can all somewhat visualize in our minds. A section of a shop (I suppose this extends beyond record shops) that is full of stuff that nobody is buying because…

Update 1.0: What’s Going On?

Things are moving right along here at the CTEP! You may have noticed this address is no longer cassette tape exchange program.wordpress.com (which just rolls right off the tongue!) but is now, www.CassetteExchange.com! This new “identity” is accompanied by a new look and some formatting changes as things settle into place. This is an exciting step towards legitimacy for the…

Another Bunch of Winners

Well, I have done it again! Success at the record shop! Sometimes, I’m looking for something in particular and other times I’m totally winging it. This time it was a beautiful combination of the two. I will acknowledge that this blog (dreadful word) is seemingly exclusive to cassettes but the truth is that I don’t often…

Challenges of a Limited Collection

One challenge I face when making a mixtape is the limitation of my own collection. I make mixtapes by transferring CDs and tapes (and potentially vinyl!) to tape. My taste is somewhat wide in overall scope but ultimately not extremely deep. I specialize in “Classic Rock” with an appreciation for most ALL genres. Obviously, there…