The Disclaimer: Let’s talk about cassettes
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Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher of WMSE, Evan Rytlewski of the Shepherd Express, and Matt Wild of A.V. Club Milwaukee take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. The half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so titled because none of the sometimes cranky and ridiculous opinions expressed during the show represent those of the three hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon.
Because everything old is new again, and because the universe is a cruel and unkind place, cassette tapes have been making a comeback. Young, independent bands have embraced the long-dead format in recent years, giving fans something tangible (and nostalgic) to hold onto. But are tapes a viable format for listening to music in the 21st century, or are they just a trinket you can take home from a show? Ryan, Evan, and Matt sort it all out in a discussion that covers tapes, vinyl, CDs, VHS, 8-bit NES games, the Talking Heads, Anthrax, and, of course, Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol.
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