My friend and fellow artist Raphy Griswold and I have had an ongoing mail art / cassette exchange going for the past few years. This month I put together my latest contribution, and decided to digitize it before mailing the original copy. I treated my broke self to a $20 cassette deck at the local thrift spot for my birthday, and this came together pretty quickly after that. Freddie McGregor, Style Council, and James Gang records that I picked out of the dollar bins this year, plus a realization that Future is on every rap track I’ve liked in the last three years. The Repo Man Soundtrack cassette cost me three bucks at Amoeba, but was worth it to be pumping Suicidal Tendencies while driving a Volvo sedan around L.A. And the flip side, listening to Mac DeMarco, driving the same Volvo up to a campsite in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Enjoy the pause-edits and the shredding.
Here’s some of the stuff Raphy has made for me in return: