Cultures and subcultures that exist solely within various social media seem weird to me. Then again, I'm a couple of decades older than most punks, so it makes sense that my psyche would be stuck in some antiquated face-to-face perception of how interaction/s "should" occur and connections "should" be maintained. Plus, I of course participate in social media, so it's not like I'm complaining about "the scene" passing me by, I'm just acknowledging (and, to be fully transparent, lamenting) the pending expiration of actual human social interaction without technology. I'm not a luddite, though anyone publishing a daily music blog in 2019 is clearly not cutting edge....but I digress. I joined an existing instagram based mix tape exchange last month, and finished my first offering before I left town with Karoline (we are in Seattle as this is posted). The exchange is like a moderated white elephant - everyone answers the same simple questionnaire and the moderator matches participants based on common interests. My partner lives in Columbia, Missouri and likes "classic heavy metal and grindcore." Asked what three bands s/he would kill to see? '99-'01 era SLIPKNOT, early '90s JANE'S ADDICTION, and PANTERA. Based on these parameters, I compiled Brain Concussion. I initially planned to make one side "classic heavy metal" and one side "grindcore," but clearly I got sidetracked along the way....which is the whole point of making a mix tape. So I guess the internet ain't all bad, because making this thing was a blast...and when I get home I'm going to have someone else's creation waiting for me. Stay tuned.
TERMINAL ESCAPE is a home for cassettes. Terminal Escape is here to share music that was released on, or copied onto, cassette. You are encouraged to acquire physical copies of the tapes you enjoy, as this blog is meant to support those artists and labels, not circumvent them. If you have a legitimate claim to any of the music I've shared and would like it removed, I'm happy to do so....but someone is probably already streaming it on YouTube anyway so you shouldn't be so uptight.
DEAD LINKS are common. Digital media are temporary. I will re-post tapes from Terminal Escape's infancy from time to time (primarily when requested), but I will not chase dead links.
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